The 5 neighborhood still lifes that you have to know sos

In a city like the capital of Argentina, the gastronomic offer is inexhaustible. There are all kinds of options: national, international, more traditional or more experimental. But if you are looking for a place to eat rich, cheap and abundant, then you have to go to a bodegn.

Bodegones porteos have always been characteristic of the Argentine gastronomic scene and, in recent years, people take even more affection for them and their traditional menus, meats and pastas that they offer.

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Without a doubt, going to eat at a bodegn is one of the experiences that you cannot miss in this immense city.

Next, we select the 5 best still lifes that you must visit.


The history of Ocho Esquinas dates back to October 30, 1939 when the final inspection certificate was issued for the farm located at 1192/94 Forest Street according to its old number. Since then this still life has become a favorite of the public, who usually choose, among all the abundant dishes, the incredible picadas, a good milanese or some exquisite squid rings, and for dessert, as usual, a perfect homemade flan with dulce de leche.

Ocho Esquinas is located at Av. Forest at 1186, Colegiales. It is open from Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 11 pm; and from Friday to Saturday from 8 to 24.

To visit this incredible place you have to make a reservation, sending an email to the following address:


El Nuevo Miguelito is a classic neighborhood grill, where they are also served homemade pasta and very good seafood. One of the favorites of the public, who usually choose any variety of fried empanadas, mozzarella sticks, a good milanesa on horseback, very Argentinian or the Supreme Miguelito with fries, and for dessert the classic cheese and sweet never fails.

This second option is located in Zaartu to 486 in CABA. Their office hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.; Thursday to Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. On Sundays only from 12 to 4 p.m.


El Bodegon Nunez is a still life with modern tints but that preserves all the tradition of the typical Argentine still lifes, with a gigantic menu of hearty classic dishes from the cuisine of Buenos Aires. Among the highlights are the fried empanada, the mozzarella sticks, the green chicken and the milanesa still life with Spanish potatoes, and for dessert you can’t miss the flan with dulce de leche.

Located on Calle Arribeos at 3198, Bodegon Nuez is open every day from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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Located in the Barrio de San Telmo, one of the most classic and picturesque of Argentine culture, El Hipoptamo is one of the oldest and most recognized bodegones in Buenos Aires, having been established in 1909, when it was a warehouse and beverage outlet. As always the portions are abundant, and among the highlights are the ravioli and milanese, and for dessert a classic custard.

The Hipoptamos is located on Avenida Brasil at 401 and its opening hours are from Monday to Thursday from 7:30 to 2am; and Fridays and Saturdays until 3am.


The Globe is one of the most characteristic and historical still lifes of Buenos Aireshaving been born in 1908 in the neighborhood of Monserrat.

Its extensive menu of homemade dishes typical of still lifes seduces any client who chooses it, and will undoubtedly leave them with a full belly. Among the highlights, You can’t miss the stew, the homemade matambre, the baked chicken with potatoes and the vegetable cannelloni, and for dessert a good bread pudding.

You will find this fantastic place at Av. Hiplito Yrigoyen 1199.