A dream come true and a labor of love. Chef Reina Morris, founder and Chef brought her culinary traditions from her beloved Buenos Aires in November of 2005. Buenos Aires Café since then has expanded on this dream into two locales, on East 6th St & at the Hill Country Galleria. Led by Chef’s daughter Paola MG Smith our E. 6th St transports you to the city’s traditional “café”, quaint, warm, and petite restaurant presenting Argentina’s traditional cuisine, family recipes alongside Austin’s seasonal ingredients that shape our seasonal biweekly menu.
Good question! Argentina congregates a vast cultural diversity from the countries that settled throughout its history. Starting with a strong Italian and Spanish food and wine culture, different parts of Argentina later got highly marked by the French, English and German settlers in areas such as Patagonia where you would find the Gauchos, yet many areas are famous for its Tea Houses. Middle Eastern influences in the cuisine are present in the north of the country, one that merged with the high planes of the Andean cuisine, hence the empanadas and the slow cooked humitas.
We serve what we ate at home. Homemade pastas, grilled meats, milanesas, fresh salads, and of course a wide variety of empanadas. All of our food is prepared in house daily and we are proud to work with local producers to bring the Austin flavor into our seasonal menu.
Yes! There are several vegetarian and gluten-free options. Please let your server know of any food sensitivities or allergies and we will make every effort to accommodate. Our house-made gnocchi and Canelones are wonderful options, as well as our weekly preparations of vegetables and side dishes. Gluten free options are also available. Please let us know what dietary restrictions you have when booking with us.
Our Wine list specializes in creating an overall Argentine experience. Wines are choosen for their expression of every wine region in Argentina. We also have a delectable Limited wine menu that specializes in great value and focuses on the wines we personally love and influenced how wine is crafted in Argentina. Our cocktail menu varies with the seasons, local and international liquors play the intricate role of Argentina meets Austin. Our Beer menu is also seasonally rotated with Austin and Texas Craft Breweries ranging from cider, lager, IPA and even a stout.
Milonga Room resides in the basement of Buenos Aires Café. Decorated in the South American Art Deco style, Milonga Room was inspired by memories of historic Buenos Aires. Handmade upholstery, antique furnishings, vintage paintings & propagandas, and restored furniture create the visual sensuality of this intimate, warm, & unique space. Either book an experience, or you may text your reservation details to 512.593.1920 with your full name, party size, date, and time you want to come in. Passwords and entry details are delivered via text with reservation confirmation.
We serve a curated list of Amaros and Fernets, hand-crafted cocktails, traditional appetizers, and a unique setting for conversation and gathering. Pop-up performances varied between Tango shows, Jazz, Cuban parties and other performances. Not all are announced.
You can reschedule, or cancel your booking for a full refund, up to 48 hours prior to your reservation. If you cancel within 48 hours, you will forfeit your deposit amount, unless you transfer it to a friend.
Yes walk-ins are always welcomed!
We can accommodate large parties. We ask that for groups over 12, please call the restaurant or reach our event’s manager Sandra Eagles firstname.lastname@example.org
Your table will be help for 15 minutes past your scheduled reservation time. If you are running later that 15 minutes, please call the restaurant.
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