The Authentic Bars, Restaurants & Cafés of Buenos Aires
By Gabriela Kogan
Each of the seventy places profiled here serves the traditional cuisine of Argentina in unforgettable authentic settings. You'll find a devoted local clientele, modest prices, generous servings, and friendly owners at these cafes, bars, coffeehouses, and restaurants where each has a unique history, atmosphere, or menu that make them worth visiting. At one bar, young tango musicians gather nightly, and, after a few drinks and empanadas (made by the owner himself), spontaneously perform. There's a tiny parrilla known not only for the best steaks at the best price, but for its eternally festive atmosphere. At one intimate pulperia, simple homemade meals are served communally at a wooden marble-topped table. The book also includes recommended dishes, a map, and a glossary of Argentine food.
About the Author
Gabriela Kogan is a graphic designer based in Buenos Aires specializing in book design. Her studio has recently published Surtido, 268 images of the Argentine Soul; Buenos Aires Populares; Surtido P. 233 20th century graphic advertisements from Argentina; Viejo Buenos Aires under her imprint Del Nuevo Extremo.