To contemplate, to learn and… to eat. Six Buenos Aires museums where the cuisine is also worthy of admiration.
In gardens, terraces or galleries. With tables outdoors and indoors. With proposals ranging from a gourmet sandwich up to an immaculate portion of beet gnocchi or a braised pork tenderloin.
Local museums increasingly tempt visitors with good food
Here, a tour impossible to miss:
In September 2013, Marcelo Piegari, renowned Buenos Aires restaurateur, opened Marcelo Dolce on the ground floor of “Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Malba)”, one of the most beautiful and modern museums of the city. The place is spacious and glazed -with view to the square- and offers a simple menu of Italian and Mediterranean inspired food. You can find pizzas, variety of salads, Paninis and tramezzinis (sandwiches), among fine Italian pastry.
INFO: Open every day from 8 am. to 8 pm. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo
With over ten years of office, restaurante Museo Evita is one of the most accomplished within the category. This means that worth a visit whether you walk the museum or not (although the museum is a must, with its display of gowns of Eva Duarte, pieces of memorabilia and vintage photos). It´s warm, lively and changes its menu seasonally: good pastas, salads, snacks and above all, highly recommended their galletes (Breton crepes) prepared sweet or savory, given in a cushy positions located in the beautiful courtyard of the museum.
INFO: Open Monday to Saturday, from 9 am. to midnight; Sundays from 9 am. to 7 pm. Juan María Gutiérrez 3926, Palermo
Fundación Proa is an art museum located in a Buenos Aires like postcard: the stage that forms around Rocha, on the stream, with its bridge, its cargo ships and its corrugated iron houses color painted. Inside the museum, in a white, minimalist space, you find the cafe with a terrace overlooking the extraordinary landscape. The menu designed by Chef Lucas Angelillo, includes sandwiches, finger food (spinach fritters, pies, potatoes with guacomole), salads and main dish (meat and fish). For dessert, a tropical sweet: Mangor carpaccio with passion fruit granité.
INFO: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am. to 7 pm. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca
A priceless architectural beauty. That's what the Museum of Decorative Arts represents. In the early twentieth century was the residence of a Buenos Aires considerable family: the Errazuriz-Alvear. It´s highly recommended strolling through its majestic halls and rooms, where there is usually temporary exhibitions. And then visit Croque Madame, its café-restaurante. With some tables in the garden, the most beautiful, and some inside; it is a place that stands out for the bakery and fast food: soups, sandwiches, salads and croquets.
INFO: Open Monday to Sunday from 10 am to midnight. Libertador 1902, Palermo
Its name derives from the suburban house of the writer and intellectual Victoria Ocampo who spent much of the intelligentsia of the twentieth century: from Graham Greene and Le Corbusier to Albert Camus, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda and Aldous Huxley. Just to name a few. The place is surrounded by lush and well maintained gardens and it´s an interesting weekend departure a few kilometers from downtown. To complete the ride and feel immersed in an atmosphere of a hundred years ago, you can drink tea with biscuits in its tea hall, served at the tables of the beautiful galleries of the house.
INFO: Open Wednesday to Sunday (and holidays), from 12.30 pm to 7 pm. Elortondo 1811, San Isidro
They are the latest to join the list. Both the museum -located within the former Esma (clandestine detention center during the last military dictatorship) –and its food bar were opened in 2014. The museum is a way to explore Argentina's recent history and, before or after the tour, you can stop in Puerto Rivero to drink lemonade or eat a burger, an empanada or tastier dishes like polenta or braised pork tenderloin, all at an extremely affordable price. After lunch time, you can try its delicious coffee and homemade puddings.
INFO: Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 am-6pm; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 12 pm to 8 pm. Libertador 8151, Nuñez
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