For cocktail connoisseurs, devout foodies and remote workers looking for cozy cafes, Fierro Hotel’s Palermo Hollywood location couldn’t be more ideal. With around 130 restaurants in the vicinity (according to TripAdvisor), travelers choosing to stay in Fierro Hotel will be spoilt for choice when it comes to gourmet dining options, creatively mixed drinks, and well-sourced coffee.
The hub of Buenos Aires’ booming, diverse, and inventive restaurant and bar scene, you may find that Palermo Hollywood offers almost too much choice. To make the decision a little easier, we’ll be sharing with you a few of our favorite spots in the barrio.
La Mar Cebichería
Part of Gastón Acurio’s stellar international envoy of Peruvian restaurants that take in Miami, Sao Paulo, and Lima, La Mar Cebichería is undoubtedly one of the best in Buenos Aires. Serving up ceviche with a bite, the lime and chili flavored tiger’s milk is some of the punchiest you’ll taste outside of Peru. Accompanied by piscos with a definite kick, any of their causas rellenas are worth a try too.
With a couple of bases across the city, Aldo’s is a hot choice for oenophiles looking for a lengthy wine list along with a sophisticated bistro style food menu. With impressive floor to ceiling shelves of wine, there’s plenty of bottles to choose from. However, with friendly staff who are more than happy to make suggestions, you’ll find your ideal wine match in no time. As an added bonus, if you have any leftover wine after the meal, they are happy to wrap it and send it home with you.
The Argentine Experience
If you’re looking to meet other travelers, learn about the country’s distinct cuisine and rituals, head to The Argentine Experience for a dinner party style evening. Offering guests a three-course wine paired menu, diners sample modern recreations of meaty cuisine (vegetarians are well looked after too) as well as a diverse selection of regional wine. Interactive too, guests make empanadas and can opt for the additional cocktail hour and learn how to shake up a few drinks.
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Covered in street art at the front, you’d be forgiven for not giving more than a passing glance at the front of Tegui. Upon entering the discreet door though, diners are greeted with a sleek and elongated dining hall. Argentine chef Germán Martitegui serves up refined Mediterranean fare while balancing his other job cohosting Argentine MasterChef. Highlights include the grilled oysters served with strawberries and seaweed.
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El Perón Perón
Restaurant El Perón Perón is one of those places that has to be seen to be believed. Paying homage to the divisive Perón leadership, the place feels more like a shrine than a restaurant. Stuffed full of memorabilia, photographs, and notes of gratitude, you’ll certainly feel the level of support and popularity the Peróns held. A popular meeting point for supporters of peronismo, you may even hear the regimental march halfway through the evening. Serving classic Argentine food, drinks are strong and pack a punch.
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One of the most talked about bars to open in Buenos Aires in the past few years, bypassing the picky bouncers and gaining access to Uptown is a pretty coveted feat. Based on the gritty New York subway, visitors enter via a metro station and train car before heading into the subterranean cavernous bar. Well attended by a team of highly skilled bartenders, drink making comes with an almost theatrical approach. Often hosting invited DJs, Uptown is the place to start your night.
Once a secret speakeasy, Frank’s has climbed its way up onto rankings of the World’s best bars. Now, practically on everyone’s radar, it’s definitely not unknown anymore, but it’s still an experience not to be missed. With password only access, a riddle or a clue is posted on their Facebook. Only granted entrance with the correct answer, visitors have to then speak the password through a red telephone. If you make it to this stage, a 1920s themed interior and some of Buenos Aires’ most refined cocktails await.
Vico Wine Bar
A wine lover’s dream, the second location of Vico is a one-stop shop for those looking to taste a range of lesser-known boutique Argentine wines. The wine bar which is one of the chicest around, houses over 170 different variations in electronic temperature-controlled cabinets. Slightly futuristic in nature, guests are given a glass upon arrival as well as a charged card. Visitors are then free to wander at their own pace and select what they want to try from each cabinet, using the card to pay for each glass. Choosing between a sample or a generous glass full, it’s a great way of trying a huge selection of wines.