Because of the low exchange rate for the peso, Buenos Aires has become a very affordable place to dine out. However, its affordability is not the only reason to eat out in this fantastic city. Buenos Aires has hundreds of dining options all of high quality and diverse style. You can choose between delicious Middle Eastern foods in the neighborhood of Palermo, to a typical Bife de Lomo in San Telmo. If you are looking for something a bit more exotic, you can try the exclusive Japanese sushi in Puerto Madero, the traditional French cuisine in Recoleta or a yummy Swedish vodka dish in Palermo Viejo. The variety in cuisine is unlimited allowing you to dip your pallet into flavorful tastes from all parts of the world.
Reservations are usually unnecessary except for weekend dinners in popular restaurants or if dining out in groups. Most restaurants in Buenos Aires serve both lunch and dinner with prices being a bit lower during the afternoon.
Mate is a traditional Argentinian drink. It consists of a container (the mate itself), bulb and yerba mate. This is a plant that comes from South America which is previously dried and ground for its use. It is a powerful acitivity stimulator. Its preperation consist of putting the weeds within the mate, then pouring hot water (70°c). Lastly the bulb is introduced and mate is ready to be sucked from it. What is characteristic in this tradition is that the mate is usually shared in a round of several people.