La Cabaña is the most traditional restaurant in Buenos Aires. Established in 1935, it serves the best Argentine beef on the grill accompanied by excellent wine, a menu that turned La Cabaña into a source of inspiration for local cooking and that has been widely replicated all over the town.
It has already been 75 years of excellence and La Cabaña continues to deliver its services in a singular atmosphere where original style and tradition are still on. They invite you to enjoy any of their grilled beef cuts and, if you are willing to wait for an hour, you can have a unique experience tasting our classic “Great Baby Beef” – we suggest you do, savoring a glass of wine and in nice company.
You do not get to know the purest Argentine cuisine without visiting La Cabaña restaurant.
On September 14th, 1935 Francisco Lapietra opened his restaurant on 400 Entre Ríos Avenue. It was a large Norman-style room seating 450 diners and a private dining room that accommodated 60 people on the first floor. Two stuffed Hereford cows at the restaurant entrance stood as the perfect photo op for tourists who believed that the animals´ tails were lucky charms to be touched. The restaurant had a six-meter window with three rows of half carcasses hanging from hooks, with Aberdeen Angus at the top, Hereford in the middle and Shorthorn at the bottom, so that guests were free to pick the cut they preferred.
The restaurant was an immediate success for two types of clientele: those who were looking for a quiet family dinner and those who arrived at late hours after a night out. The relaxed atmosphere and the icon dish on the menu, the “Delicioso Bife de Chorizo” – Delicious Sirloin Strip Steak – lured people to return time and again.
The restaurant´s guestbook includes the names of the main figures of the 20th century going from Louis Armstrong, Fidel Castro and Charles de Gaulle to Sophia Loren and Charlton Heston.
It closed its doors in 1996 and remained so until it was acquired by Orient Express Hotels, a chain of luxury hotels, trains and cruises that reopened it in the exclusive area of Recoleta. Some years later, the restaurant returned to the hands of Argentine owners who have relocated it in the heart of the top restaurant area in Buenos Aires giving it back the cherished essence of the original LA CABAÑA. As it could not have been otherwise, the landscape of La Cabaña includes the Luna Park, Corrientes Avenue and, far back, the Obelisk as well as the lights and modern atmosphere of Puerto Madero. That is exactly the point: renewed passion for our cuisine combined with the best of our history to be continued…
The menu shows the best of modern traditional Argentine cuisine where the grill plays a leading role. All beef cuts are carefully selected by the chef.
Special mention should be made to the Kobe beef in the menu. Considered by experts as one of the best beef all over the world, Kobe beef is renowned for its flavor, juice and tenderness resulting from the marbled texture of Wagyu cattle and the distinctive feeding techniques applied throughout the life of the animal.
Wine tasting sessions take place 1 hour before lunch or dinner at the restaurant. These sessions are hosted by a sommelier who describes the virtues of each wine region and, also, the strong points of each grape variety grown in our country.
The wines participating in these tasting sessions – included in the menu- are the most representative of Argentina. Additional information on the wine and grape varieties tasted is provided together with the stores where you can buy the products.
La Cabaña is located in the prestigious district of Puerto Madero, a recently revamped posh area in Buenos Aires next to the Colón Opera House, the financial district and the famous Obelisk.