Camila’s Café (Buenos Aires and Saavedra) is good for coffee and desserts.
Sahara Pizza & Pasta (Saavedra 326, tel. 02920/15-60-7790, lunch and dinner daily) is the most popular pizzeria, but Los Tíos (Belgrano 387, tel. 02920/42-2790, lunch and dinner daily) runs a close second.
For parrillada, try El Tío (Avenida Zatti and Colón, tel. 02920/42-0757, lunch and dinner daily) or the waterside De Carne Somos (Avenida Villarino 207, tel. 02920/43-0086, lunch and dinner daily).
Ideal for lunch beneath the riverside willows, Sal y Fuego (Avenida Villarino 55, tel. 02920/43-1259, lunch and dinner daily) specializes in fish and seafood.
The ambitious Capriasca (Alvaro Barros 685, tel. 02920/42-6754, lunch and dinner daily) has diverse entrées (US$6–10) including pastas, Patagonian lamb, beef, and seafood; the bittersweet chocolate mousse is a good dessert choice. The kitchen is prompt, and the rehabbed period house, its walls partly opened to reveal its structure and the rest painted in pastels, is a plus.
Fiore Helados (Buenos Aires and Aguiar, tel. 02920/42-1600) serves fine ice cream.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Argentina, 3rd edition