What's the food like in Argentina?

Argentina is a mecca for meat lovers and Argentine beef is simply divine. The basic diet centers around meat and potatoes, either French fries, mashed potato, or a local specialty called 'papes stifle' which are tasty deep-fried potatoes that expand like balloons. A traditional Argentine grill (parrilla) can consist of slabs of juicy prime steak or more unusual local specialties such as morcilla (blood sausage) and chinchulines (intestines).

Pasta and pizza are also very popular in Argentina due to the large Italian population and in larger cities, most types of food are readily available. Unfortunately, if you're a vegetarian there is a distinct lack of variety in this meat-loving country, especially in smaller towns and remote areas. Nevertheless, our tour leaders and guides will do their best to help you to find the tastiest vegetarian options or recommend suitable places to eat.

Argentina is famous for its wine, particularly its Malbec from Mendoza and Pinot Noir from Patagonia. Or if you're a white wine lover, try their tasty Torrontes. The local wine is extremely cheap and can cost from just $1 a bottle. Argentina also has some of the world's best coffee which is the perfect way to start the day.