Anthony Bourdain in Argentina:
The Complete Country Guide

As a proud Argentinean, I was excited to sit down and watch the episodes where Anthony Bourdain visited Argentina; they occurred both early and late in his career, showing how much he grew as a host and traveler during that time. While he didn’t visit the part of Argentina I call home – Mendoza – Anthony Bourdain did show off what makes my home country special.

Anthony Bourdain visited Argentina to film season 3 (episode 13, “Argentina”) of No Reservations and season 8 (episode 8) of Parts Unknown; these were his only two visits to this South American country but he spent plenty of other time exploring the continent.

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If you’re planning a trip and want to eat at the places visited by Anthony Bourdain in Argentina, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find the places he visited, as well as the restaurants where he ate – and what he ate. It’s a guide that will help you sample the best that Argentina has to offer – and trust me, there’s lots to enjoy!

Want to watch the episodes where Anthony Bourdain visits Argentina?
The No Reservations (“Argentina”) episode is available on AmazonHulu, and Apple TV, and the Parts Unknown (“Buenos Aires”) episode is available on Amazon and Apple TV.

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s biggest city, and is by far the place that Anthony Bourdain spent the most time during his visit to the country. I have an entire separate guide to the places Tony ate during his two visits to the city, but here are the three places, briefly:

He also visited two unnamed places; if you want to see what he ate at each place, be sure to check out my full guide to the places visited by Anthony Bourdain in Buenos Aires.


Argentina’s picturesque southern region is a huge draw for visitors, and Anthony Bourdain is not exempt from wanting to see the towering mountains, sweeping landscapes, and crackling glaciers that dominate the landscape. Of course, he also samples local

Fiesta Nacional del Lago Argentino (El Calafate)

Needless to say, Tony attends the Fiesta Nacional del Lago only to, well… keep eating more meat. 

There are tons of parrilladas offering asado, chivo, cordero, and other Argentinians standards. But, Tony is quite picky about his meat today, so he brings his own T-bone. He throws it on the parrilla (the metal or iron grill grate located over a heat source of the wood embers) and carefully watches it so it’s served rare. As, in Tony’s words, the only problem with Argentinian asado is that they overcook the meat. 

Have any questions about these places visited by Anthony Bourdain in Argentina? Let me know in the comments below!

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Agustina is a content writer and editor currently based in Argentina. She has a long-standing love affair with Italian food and meal. When she’s not indulging in a parmigiana, you can find her eating asado with a good glass of Malbec.

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