Is it strange to feel a sense of nostalgia for a time that came before us? Because this is how we feel when we enter the century-old Cafe Margot. Maybe it's something about those checkered floors and charmingly worn furnishings. The menu can be overwhelming (it easily hits a few dozen pages), so just stick to the classics. Pan-fried ricotta ravioli and turkey escabeche are house classics, and the sorrentinos — oversize raviolis stuffed with mozzarella — will fulfill all your carby, cheesy dreams. Keep the old-school theme going with a Cinzano con soda aperitif or a roja, a slightly tart but nicely hopped homemade red beer.


Traditional dishes at an old-school spot.
You can order anything off the menu at any time of day.
Av. Boedo 857
Mon.-Thurs. & Sun., 8 a.m.-2 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 a.m.-4 a.m.


By Kevin Vaughn

When Kevin isn't writing about Buenos Aires food and culture, he's guiding travelers to Buenos Aires with his intimate arts and lifestyle tours via Buenos Aires Art Tours. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.