The best Argentine restaurants in Miami

Although Miami is known for Cuban culture, Argentine immigrants have also influenced everything from fashion to music in the city. But the most important contribution is food. It’s no secret that Argentina has a reputation for top-tier steaks, but there are many other dishes. Therefore, let’s see the top five Argentine eateries.

1414 Brickell Ave.
(305) 403-0900 

A casual restaurant with fancy elements, Novecento offers a variety of Argentine dishes along with classics, such as pastas and burgers, accompanied by a robust wine selection. From steak to empanadas to seafood, there is definitely a meal for everyone. Prices range from $20 to $50.

La Barra Grill
17032 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles Beach
(305) 974-0050

La Barra offers a semi-formal atmosphere with delicious dishes such as ​parrillada para dos, chinchulines and morcilla. The place has grill in the name, so you know to order steak — it’s tender, flavorful and cooked to perfection. Prices are in the $20 to $50 range.

La Patagonia
4802 NW 7th St.
(305) 443-1668

La Patagonia offers a classy, fine-dining experience that still feels cozy. It offers a unique selection of steaks that you’ll love, but you can also try the milanesa Napolitana. It’s deep-fried, covered in tomato sauce, garnished with melted cheese and served with a side of fries. It’s Argentine food with a big American twist. ​You might miss this hidden gem due to its discrete strip mall location, but if you can find it, the flavors in both the meals and desserts will stick with you forever. The average price is around $20 to $50.

Buenos Aires Bakery
7134 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach
(305) 861-7887

The Buenos Aires Bakery offers you a wide variety of meals and snacks, including empanadas, finger sandwiches, milanesas and popular Argentine pastries. It’s also one of the only stores in Miami that offers Argentine products, with several different cookies, candies and juices. It’s a traditional market that you can commonly find in Argentina, providing a stable connection for Argentines living in Miami to find brands that can only be found in their home country. It also has a lot to offer for those who have never tried certain dishes. The average price is around $5 to $20.

Caminito Way
1960 NE 123rd St.
North Miami
(305) 893-8922

Caminito Way offers customers several distinct foods, but it is mostly known for the lunch menu. Quick, quality meals like their empanadas and de miga sandwiches are light lunches that get the job done. All of these, as well as the pastries and desserts, are freshly made. Be warned though: it close at 5 p.m. You’ll have to grab an empanada while the sun is still out. Prices range from $2 to $15.

Ivo Caminata is a bilingual sports journalist at Florida International University. He hopes to be a sports play-by-play announcer to bring excitement to viewers during each game. He wants to present sports in a way that gets people from all cultures to develop the same passion he feels for sports. Caminata will graduate from the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media with a bachelor’s degree in digital and interactive media in 2024.