Five recommended locations for those who do not want to eat at ground level.
It is quite uncommon that in a city continuously growing vertically, there are so few restaurants. Very few. Almost all keep their feet - tables and chairs - well on the ground, unlike other cities such as New York, Bangkok or Tokyo. However, although there are very few locations, we will show you which.
We visited the following places:
After entering a typical downtown building, get into the elevator and get to floor 21, and then climb another floor up the stairs. Zirkel, the German Club restaurant, is the tallest of Buenos Aires and offers a desirable panoramic view of the river, the City, and the Uruguay coastline. The menu combines typical German dishes such as herring, cheese strudel and smoked pig with bittersweet coleslaw, with some Mediterranean and Argentine touches. A good place to have lunch and enjoy full moon nights.
DOMICILE: CORRIENTES 327, FLOORS 21/22, DOWNTOWN
It is located ten floors lower than its German counterpart. To be precise, it is located in floor 12 of the building of the Denmark embassy in Buenos Aires. The view is not so open, but you can enjoy a nice view for lunch, part of Puerto Madero, the river and the most emblematic towers of the downtown landscape. The special? Smørrebrød -or open Nordic sandwiches filled with salmon, sour cream or herring and onion, among other combinations. It is very common among office workers.
DOMICILE: LEANDRO N. ALEM 1074, FLOOR 12, RETIRO
There are no superstitions at Hotel Pulitzer. In fact, Sky Bar was opened on Floor 13, with the best counter and view of the city. It offers live shows of bossanova, soul y even romantic boleros in after-office hours... While bartenders prepare signature drinks, the sky turn from orange to violet and then blue. The Guardian newspaper chose it as one of the best ten bars in Buenos Aires.
DOMICILE: MAIPÚ 907, RETIRO
We have already recommended the Proa Foundation Coffee Store in our museum restaurants. However, we included it in this list because of its privileged view, from a terrace facing the most typical architecture of La Boca. We suggest choosing sofas and tables arranged in the open air. From this location you can enjoy the bridge, the Riachuelo, and buildings and houses painted in vivid colors.
DOMICILE: DON PEDRO DE MENDOZA 1929, LA BOCA
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A tip for adventurers. Those willing to go to a somewhat faraway neighborhood from Buenos Aires may visit and are not included in tourist guides and maps: Flores. On the sixth floor on Nazca Avenue, there is a Japanese restaurant with boxes next to the windows, offering a quiet and familiar environment. It opened in 2003 and besides sushi, it offers traditional Japanese food: yakitoris, tempuras, soups and fried tofu, among others.
DOMICILE: NAZCA 388, SIXTH FLOOR, FLORES
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