Open in 2009 in the Palermo Viejo neighbourhood, Tegui has been created by famous chef Germán Martitegui as an alternative to his other restaurants: with no recourse to advertising of any sort and a reputation entirely based on flattering word of mouth. Covered in graffiti, the entrance can easily be missed, but pass the threshold and a totally different universe opens up to you.
With 45 seats available, the establishment can satisfy only a few lucky ones. As for the menu, which gets down to the basics, it is akin to the decoration: minimalism is key. In this refined setting, the open kitchen resembles a theatre stage. The Mediterranean-influenced menu offers a selection of five starters and five main courses, renewed every week according to deliveries. From poached oysters – served with an apple jelly and skipjack tuna broth – to the grilled jumbo shrimp and their accompanying corn soup and crispy herb tortillas, local cuisine reaches new heights. During your stay in Buenos Aires, Tegui is an absolute must-try, so do not forget to book your table in advance!
Costa Rica 5852
+54 (0)11 4770 9500
Menu: from 3,000 ARS