5 Light Lunch Spots in Palermo

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On hot summer days it is important to stay hydrated and to eat light and fresh meals that keep you energized and cool. Below, we share a pick of five restaurants in the Palermo area where you can stop by for a refreshing and uplifting lunch.

1-) Artemisia: This bright and white palermo corner offers top quality natural and organic food in a spacy setting, and is the perfect spot to go to if you want a salad that isn’t just a combination of mixed greens. Costa Rica 5893, Palermo

2-) BIO: Also belonging to the natural and organic group of Palermo restaurants, and located on a shady corner, Bio has a great menu including cold raw soups and more. Humboldt 2192, Palermo

3-) The Factory Juice Bar: If you’re on the go and want a shot of vitamins and perhaps a light sandwich, then The Factory is for you. They specialize in juices of all kinds and varieties and are a great summer option. El Salvador 4995, Palermo

4-) Omakase: Another great lunch option on summer days is sushi. Omakase is a closed door restaurant in Bar du Marche (that specializes in wine), and it is one of the city’s sushi favorites! Nicaragua 5946, Palermo

5-) La Mar: Last, but certainly not least, is classic summer ceviche, and this is La Mar’s speciality, plus they have a nice shady patio outside for those that prefer outdoors to air conditioning. Arévalo 2024, Palermo

And if you don’t want to leave the hotel, remember that at UCO we have some great light summer options on our menu too, including ceviche, salads and fresh yoghurt foams and sorbet for dessert, with the option of enjoying them in our garden!

This Week: 18-24th of May

Monday

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(Sophie Calle- The Fake Wedding)

The MALBA  will be in full swing as renowned French photographer Sophie Calle will be giving a presentation at 7pm after a screening at 5.30pm of her film “Double Blind/No Sex Last Night”. The presentation is part of the BP.15 Biennial program and tickets will be handed out on a first come first serve basis from 4.30pm onwards. You can also check out the museum’s latest exhibition that is taking place until the 8th of June under the name “Infinite Experience”!  Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

Volatil felicidad (Fleeting Happiness) is the new photography exhibit taking place at Parque de la Memoria, which gathers a collection of images from Argentina in the nineties. Rafael Obligado 6745, Costanera.

At 7pm, international reggae artist Alpha Blondie will be staging a live show at Groove in Palermo, a perfect summery plan for this unexpectedly warm Autumn. Tickets here.

Wednesday

BA PMADERo

(Photo by Ernesto Lago)

Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

At 7pm, head to La Trastienda for their Brazilian Wednesday event, Miércoles Carinhosos, and dance all the way past midnight. Balcarce 460, San Telmo.

Thursday

One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

At 9pm Paloma del Cerro will be presenting her new album “Para bien” at Niceto Club. Tickets here.

Friday

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(Photo by GatoLoco2009)

The annual design fair, Feria Puro Diseño, will be celebrating its 15th edition at La Rural in Palermo until the 25th of May. More information here.

Marilion’s guitarist, Steve Rothery, will be staging a live show at Sala Siranush in Palermo. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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(Photo by Matt Chesterton)

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862,Palermo.

On Saturday evening, at 7pm, Die Toten Hosen will be staging a live show at the Palermo centered Groove. Tickets here.

Stop by the Palermo Rosedal where you can rent paddle boats to cruise the small lake alongside the ducks, and visit the Sivori Museum, which offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

Mother’s Day at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant

In Argentina, Mother’s Day will be celebrated this Sunday, so there will be many events destined to make mothers feel like queens. At Hernán Gipponi Restaurant there will be a special brunch for the occasion that will offer mouth-watering delicacies to treat very lucky mums. Places must be booked in advance at 3220 6820. Fierro Hotel, Soler 5862, Palermo.

Other interesting options to celebrate Mother’s Day include a Madero Tango Show with gourmet lunch, or an outdoors day in one of the many estancias who offer activities such as horseback riding, massages, golf and more. Find more suggestions here.

Top 5 Closed-Door Restaurants in Buenos Aires

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Closed-door restaurants have a special appeal to them. The ever-changing menus, the social experience of dining with strangers of different cultures, the individual touch that each chef brings to the table with them makes the closed-door experience unforgettable.

 

Casa Mun

The goal of Chef Mun in this intimate closed-door restaurant is to create a sense of community amongst the food lovers sitting at his grand table. His own passion for cuisine began at a young age and was inherited from his mother and later developed into a full time activity after studying under the likes of celebrity Chef Makota Okuwa amongst others. The dining experience he shares with his visitors include Japanese, Korean, Chinese and California cuisines and prove to be not good for both the palate and the spirit.

15-3356-0092

 

Casa Salt Shaker

The informality of Casa Salt Shaker makes for the lively ambiance and a fun evening under the influence of what they define as homemade cooking with a twist. Their five course tasting menu is continuously changing so that every dinner is a one of a kind experience.

casasaltshaker@gmail.com

 

Cocina Sunae

Christina Sunae opens her house to guests (with prior reservation) every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night with the aim of sharing her knowledge of Asian Cuisine.  Her fours step tasting menu is ever changing and is a culinary expression of her cultural background and of the knowledge she acquired whilst working in New York restaurants.

reservas@cocinasunae.com

cel. 15.4870.5506

 

Corrine et Paul

This closed door restaurant is run by a couple who lived over ten years in France having worked in top notch places such as L’Auberge de I’lll (3 Michelin stars) and having run their own gourmet rotisserie in Alsace. Their tasting menus offer, as is to be expected, the best of French cuisine for a reduced group of happy customers.

chez_rest@yahoo.com.ar

 

Casa Felix

Casa Felix is a private restaurant part of Colectivo Felix, an interesting eco-gastronomic project that aims to promote local cultures and support small scale and eco-food producers through their cooking tours, research and restaurant.  The restaurant, open a few months of the year, serves a five-course pescetarian meal (which you can request to be vegetarian or vegan) featuring original flavors and spices from their research on their travels across the country. Access to the restaurant is through reservation only.

4555-1882

info@colectivofelix.com

 

Top 5 Spanish Restaurants in Buenos Aires

 

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Oviedo: This upscale Spanish restaurant in the Recoleta area is one of the top dining options the city has to offer. The fish is superb as is the lamb, the excellent wine list and service. The classic setting, the freshness of the ingredients and the savory cuisine make Oviedo an unquestionable top choice for gourmet dinning in Buenos Aires.

Beruti 2606, Recoleta

4821-3741

 

Palacio Español: Set inside the stunning Club Español, a historic monument of the city, this elegant Spanish restaurant offers traditional cuisine in an ornamented setting. The Paella is everything you would expect the paella to be and more, and sitting amongst the sculptures and tapestries makes it all the more enjoyable.

Bernardo de Irigoyen 180, Monserrat

4334-4876

 

Sagardi Euskal Taverna: If you’re looking for a place to snack on pintxos (which is how the Basque call their tapas) and drink cider after walking around San Telmo then this is the place for you. Serving traditional Basque food Sagardi not only serves some of the best pintxos in town  but also top quality grilled fish.

Humberto Primo 319, San Telmo

4361-2538

 

El Casal de Catalunya: Specializing in traditional Catalan cuisine, this high end restaurant has made itself famous for serving what is considered to be the best roast suckling pig in town. They have an interesting wine list, including both local and Spanish wines and they serve traditional Catalan Cava.

Chacabuco 863, San Telmo

4361-0191

 

Hernan Gipponi: This newcomer to the Palermo scene offers distinguished auteur cuisine with Spanish influences in the ground floor of our hotel. The renowned chef displays his culinary expertise, acquired at restaurants such as the Guggenheim Bilbao and Quique Dacostas El Poblet in Denia, infusing the carefully prepared dishes with subtle touches that make a big difference. We recommend you try the 7-step tasting menu with some of the remarkable wines selected by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association, Andres Rosberg, and sommelier Martin Bruno.

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6820

Our Dining Picks: Las Pizarras Bistro

A unique concept is behind the ever-changing dishes determined by what Chef Rodrigo Castillo picks daily from the market. The resulting menu is displayed in the evening on chalk boards (pizarras) promising a singular dinning experience imbued with flavors, freshness and overall quality.  What might you find on Las Pizarras chalkboards?  Pate, quail, duck, beef, homemade raviolis, and fish amongst other delicacies.

 

Thames 2296, Palermo

4775-0625

Tuesday- Sunday 8PM-12PM

Sightseeing off the beaten path, Club de Pescadores

Club de Pescadores

Club de Pescadores

An old building on Costanera Norte on the River Plate.

With no many fishermen nowadays this old English Style building was very fashinable back in its days. 

With an operating restaurants with great views it can give you an experience of Buenos Aires that is well off the beaten path.

Club de Pescadores 2

 Photos –  lrargerich