BUENOS AIRES

LUCILA ROYAN

48 HRS INSIDER GUIDE

 

After living and studying between Milan and Bologna, Lucila settled down in Buenos Aires, her hometown. She then started her own studio as a free lance architect, local builder, and interior designer, renovating and refurbishing residential luxury projects. With a passion for travel, Italian design, interior design, and the Campo Argentino, Lucila Royan shares her insider tips for eating, drinking, partying, staying, shopping, and experiencing, in her hometown. 

 

EAT

 

NININA BAKERY
brunch - healthy - cafe
$$-$$$
Simple organic fresh food along with a huge selection of homemade filtered coffee from all over Latin America. It’s is a perfect stop for brunch after seeing the MALBA museum. 

 

CROQUE MADAME
brunch - outdoor seating -  French
$$-$$$
Relax on a Sunday morning with a cup of coffee in the outdoor garden next to the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo at this local French style cafe.

 

EL POBRE LUIS
traditional - lively - meat
$$$
If you want to see a typical Argentinian parrilla, this is the one! Always full of meat lovers, an authentic cantina.

 

OSAKA
sushi - lively - romantic
$$$$
The first Peruvian and Japanese fusion to open in Buenos Aires serving delicious sushi and fish dishes including my favourites, Degustacion de Tiraditos and the Maki Furai Sushi Roll.  

 

PROPER
post-industrial - healthy - restaurant
$$-$$$
This garage converted into a restaurant is an up and coming spot due to the freshness of its original plates made from national organic ingredients.

 

CHILA
Argentinian restaurant- elegant - stylish
$$$$
For a one-of-a-kind experience, reserve your seat at this special restaurant that strives to provide a different experience with every visit.  

 

DRINK


UPTOWN BA
bar - pub - speakeasy
$$-$$$
Spend your night out at this New York-subway-inspired bar with great cocktails and fun music. 

 

DARSENA BAR
bar - beer garden - outdoor seating
$$-$$$
Looking for a place for a fun night out with friends? Look no further! Grab a beer and a bite to eat at this bar made from wood pallets and an old food truck.

 

PARTY

ISABELL
club - cool crowd - stylish
In the mood to hit the town in style? Enter this glamorous club with 70’s inspiration and find yourself within a stylish crowd drinking amazing original cocktails. 

 

TEQUILA NIGHTCLUB & GARDINER
night club - live dj - cool crowd
If it’s Thursday night, this is the place to be! Arrive around 12 a.m. and wait for the doorman to let you in this sophisticated night club.

 

SHOP


PAUL FRENCH GALLERY
concept store - home ware - secret spot
$$$
Browse the eclectic range of products at this part home goods shop, part tea shop, and part florist shop in Palermo.

 

EL ATENEO GRAND SPLENDID
home ware - historic - elegant
$$
A former cinema transformed into a bookshop, explore one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world.

 

SAN TELMO ANTIQUES
handmade - market - vintage
$
Every Sunday the streets of San Telmo fill with artisans selling antiques or handcrafted pieces, including leather bags to homemade Argentinian food. Visit my favorite antiquarian, Gabriel del campo Antiques.

 

EXPERIENCE

TEATRO COLON
culture - music - elegant
Visit one of the most breathtaking buildings of Buenos Aires in Cerrito, with one of the best acoustic designs in the world for opera, concerts or ballet. 

 

ROJO TANGO SHOW
culture - artsy - intimate
Eager to see a tango show? Grab tickets and watch the smooth and skilled dancing inside Faena Hotel’s bar,¨The Cabaret¨, a small atmosphere creating a more personal experience.

 

TIGRE
culture - nature - vintage
Visit this province outside of Buenos Aires where you can shop at one of my favourite vintage shops, Puerto de Frutos, and another nearby historic neighborhood, San Isidro.

 

STAY
ESTANCIA LA BAMBA
weekend getaway - culture - nature
$$$
Outside the city center, venture to this town, the closest neighborhood with authentic Estancias, where you can enjoy a day with Argentinian traditions, including a horse ride, and asados.

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