Trying out some of Latam’s 50 Best Restaurants – Argentina Edition: Don Julio, Crizia and Mishiguene

During my trip to Buenos Aires, I tried a couple of new restaurants that  I hadn’t ventured to before, that are in the Latams 50 Best Restaurants.
First – and my favorite of the lot- Don Julio. Amazing food, great parrilla and an awesome wine list. THe meat was perfectly cooked and there was not a bad cut in all we tasted . My favorite thing thought? All the signed bottles on the wall, it gave it such a personal feel.  A thoroughly deserved spot on the list, and probably my new favorite parrilla in Buenos Aires.


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The second stop was Crizia– We decided to try it as it showed up on the list and we didn’t really know much about it. It’s a solid place, but it’s not going to become one of my favorites. Solid yet not stellar food – good but not great service. It’s solidly good not Latina America’s best. What did I order: Scallop and zucchini starter and for a main, Lamb.

A highlight was the wine list, it has a very solid selection. Also I fell in love with the salt tray — too cool!


Last new stop was Mishiguene. I liked this non traditional Buenos Aires option and it was very nice. Again nice not great. Excellent Israeli food but not different from a lot of other places. In this style – definitely much better done in places by the likes of ottolenghi who I adore, but for latin America it’s very solid middle eastern and israeli food. What did we order: Flor para un Mishiguene (a wonderful cauliflower dish); babaganoush – which was a very interesting take on it, it actually had the whole eggplant filled with babaganoush, a smoked meat that was delicious, white salmon and shakshuka (Which was probably the least strong dish, but it’s still really comforting). I would definitly recomend this when in BA, especially if you are there a couple of days and need a break from all the meat.

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