Besides being known for its great steak, tango, and soccer, Argentina is famous worldwide for producing wonderful wine, especially Malbec. A great treat in the country, is that wine in restaurants and bars doesn’t have the markup that you find in many parts of the world, making it easy to taste a variety of wines during your stay in Argentina. In recent years several nice wine bars have started popping up in Buenos Aires with a wide selection of Argentine wines available by the glass or bottle. Here are our favorite wine bars in Buenos Aires that we recommend to our food tour clients:
Bar du Marche – Opened just a few months ago, Bar du Marche is located on a quiet and leafy street in Palermo Hollywood. They have food available at both lunch and dinner, but the real attraction is the wine. They have list of over 50 local boutique wines available by the glass or half bottle. Bar du Marche also has a great selection of artisanal cheeses and salamis to pair with the wines. Service is friendly at the tastefully decorated French inspired wine bar.
Nicaragua 5946, 4778-1050 – Read full review on the Lost Asian blog.
M Salumería – Located in a perfect location in Palermo Hollywood, M Salumería is a tiny wine bar with a few food items as well. It is what you always imagine what a picture perfect wine bar should be, rustic shelfs filled with great Argentine wine lining the beautiful brick walls, large salamis and hams hanging above the bar and a few simple marble tables. If you’re looking for sushi, the sushi restaurant next door is the best in the city.
El Salvador 5777, 4778-0655
La Cava Jufre – This wine bar is what Buenos Aires is all about; taking time to relax and share a great bottle of wine with friends. Located in Villa Crespo, owner Lito personally selects every bottle on their extensive wine list. Several nights a week they have live music, with a preference towards Brazilian Bossa Nova music. Get here early if you want a seat! It is a great place to start your evening before going across the street to the super authentic neighborhood Italian restaurant La Mamma Rosa.
Jufre 201, 5775-7501
Aldo’s – Claiming to have the largest selection of wines of any Argentine restaurant or wine bar, Aldo’s in San Telmo is a great place to start your wine adventure in Buenos Aires. Besides great food and a nice ambiance, they have flights of wines available paired with small tapas as well as by the glass or bottle.
Moreno 372, 5291-2380
Trova – New on the scene, Trova is a wine bar specializing in wine by the glass and high end tapas. The modern wine cave beautifully displays their wide selection of local wines from small producers. Check their facebook page to see about special tastings, classes and live music events.
Honduras 5903, 4774-6727
Pain et Vin – Opened in late 2013 in the heart of Palermo, Pain et Vin offers two of our favorite things, great homemade bread and wine. The excellent selection of local wines has been carefully selected by English speaking co-owner and sommelier Eleonora. Her husband is in charge of baking the bread and preparing the nice menu of sandwiches and other light fare. Organized wine tastings are held periodically, check their Facebook page.
Gorriti 5132, 4832-5654