For pushing 20 years, this boutique favorite has been serving hearty Argentine fare, the family matriarchs’ recipes, to the Austin masses. Much more interesting than just the beefy, bready dishes in most mind's eyes, the nuance of flavor is layered, sublime, and always pairs perfectly with their signature Malbec. For a nightcap, make a resy at the not-so-secret basement speakeasy, the Milonga Room.
Buenos Aires Cafe
13500 Galleria Cir., U-120, Bee Cave, 512/441-9000
1201 E. Sixth, 512/344-9198
Finalists: Casa Colombia, Ceviche7, Estância Brazilian Steakhouse, Llama Kid
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