Eight ideal restaurants for a romantic dinner in Buenos Aires

We all love to go for a drink with friends, but there are more suitable places than others for a couple dinner. While subjective, there are certain basic criteria: dim lighting and quiet music at a moderate volume to be able to have a good chat are two conditions that most people agree on when choosing a bar for these occasions.

Spaces with beautiful panoramic views, near the water or in open places that allow us to enjoy under the stars They also have great potential for this type of encounter.

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With that in mind, we selected a list of good restaurants and bars, from the most classic and elegant to those with a more exotic atmosphere.

cochin china

Located in Palermo, Cochinchina is a bar that transports us to the climate of the novel The Lover of Marguerite Duras. This offers without a doubt the perfect atmosphere for a love date, since it has an atmosphere that plays with the cultures of the East and Europe: the perfect blend of exoticism and elegance.

Cochinchina is defined as a bar, because of its colorful atmosphere, the music, the amazing bar (made with resin and eggshells) and the different situations that it allows, from intimate tables to armchairs, from closed spaces to the wide terrace on the sidewalk.

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Cavia House

Located in Palermo, it is a place where you can go both for dinner and for a drink at the bar in its splendid patio. Cavia House It is usually one of the must-wear corners for an elegant and private date.

The house was built in 1927 by the Norwegian architect and artist Alejandro Christophersen, a benchmark for eclectic architecture, and was restored to become what it is today: a return to the wonders of la Belle poque in Buenos Aires in dialogue with the contemporary.

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Cabernet Restaurant

Located in Palermo, it has a patio in a 19th century French-style house. It is a beautiful refuge for two lovers seeking privacy in the middle of the city.

A conceptually conscious and pleasant experience is proposed, a return to the local. Every detail is designed for complete enjoyment. From the exquisitely selected ingredients and exhaustive care about the nobility of their organoleptic properties, to the professional and human quality with which diners are received.

Hours and location

  • Borges 1757
  • Sunday to Thursday 12:00 a.m. to 02:00 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 02:00
  • Reservations through this link
  • Instagram: @cabernet_ba


Located in Palermo, oysters – mentioned for their supposed aphrodisiac power – are one of the star foods of the place. If there is a place to taste them at their best in Buenos Aires, it is Crizia: Chef Gabriel Oggero’s restaurant in Palermo.

Here they are served raw, wild (they are brought from Patagonia, where they are manually extracted from the rocks in Carmen de Patagones) barely seasoned with a vinaigrette or lemon, and paired with exquisite wines from Catena Zapata, pear and elderberry.

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Osaka Buenos Aires

With offices in both Puerto Madero and Palermo, is highly acclaimed for a romantic evening. Because of its setting dim lights, its patio and its menu, it is an ideal spot for couples, also for lovers of good sushi and Nikkei food.

Having spent more than 20 years in the gastronomic world, It is a place that not only pays tribute to Nikkei gastronomy. It is fully capable of combining Japanese food and technique with the explosive and always creative Peruvian cuisine, but also offers a gourmet experience focused on enjoyment.

Hours and location

  • Juana Manso 1164, Puerto Madero
  • Soler 5608, Palermo
  • Every day from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Reservations through this link
  • Instagram: @osakabsas

bar chair

Located between Retiro and Recoleta, It features a library as well as the exclusive hidden bar. Inside here was once the house of Adolfo Bioy Casares, and the restaurant with its elegant setting are some of the favorite spots for couples in this award-winning portage bar.

It is one of the best bars in the world, chosen by the prestigious publication The World’s 50 Best. One of the issues that most attracts attention is the facade of the place. It is a petit hotel that welcomes visitors with lights on the door and a plaque that reveals the man.

Hours and location

  • President Manuel Quintana Avenue 188
  • From Tuesday to Sunday from 6:00 p.m.
  • Reservations through this link
  • Instagram: @presidentebar


In full Recoleta, It is surrounded by a lot of green, with open-air tables and literary evocations. Being an ode to the gin and tonic, this is Invernadero, which renewed gastronomy at the foot of the National Library; making it a good place for romantic encounter.

The proposal not only is it centered on this traditional drink but it has a particularity: It is served pulled, made with its own distillate and tonic, which is stored in barrels before reaching the taps.

To eat, the format is tapas: sweetbreads with smashed potatoes, bechamel croquettes and warm camembert with nuts and honey are some options. With a contemporary proposal inside and different outdoor spaces, a few steps from the Plaza del Lector, Greenhouse features tables in a backyard and on the esplanade that overlooks the imposing brutalist buildingwith sun (and shelter from the shade) during the day and a beautiful atmosphere at night to enjoy the summer breeze.

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In the middle of Costanera Norte, you can find January where you can eat with a view of the river in Buenos Aires and that in itself is a privilege. If we add the leafy atmosphere of the terrace and the care of its loungers, we obtain an ideal atmosphere to share for two. Promising signature cocktail under the open sky with an unbeatable view of the Río de la Plata.

His bar, Aguaviva Bar, It operates from a 350m2 terraced jungle deck where the setting and lights create the ideal atmosphere for a romantic date. The cocktail shaker that comes from the hand of Martín Rolando, as bar manager, It is characterized by being fresh and original and offers signature alternatives and other more traditional ones.

Hours and location

  • Coastal Avenue Rafael Obligado 6710
  • From Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 03:00
  • Sundays from 12pm to 7pm
  • Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
  • Reservations through this link
  • Instagram: @enerocostanera