News & Views 1 minute 25 July 2023

Argentina Joins The MICHELIN Guide Collection!

On November 24th 2023 the first MICHELIN Guide selection for Argentina will be unveiled, covering not only the capital, Buenos Aires, but The City of Mendoza too. Watch this space to be the first to discover this new selection...

Argentina Editor's Pick Launch Event 2023

Michelin is delighted to announce that the first MICHELIN Guide Buenos Aires and Mendoza will be unveiled on November 24th 2023. Argentina is the first Hispanic Latin American country to be covered by the Guide – a true recognition of its rich food culture, as well as an international celebration of its dynamic culinary scene.

The capital, Buenos Aires, is a dazzling metropolis – one of the largest in South America – and boasts wide-ranging influences when it comes to its architecture, culture and cuisine, which is testimony to its rich history. From casual bistros to luxurious palatial restaurants, Buenos Aires is a world-class destination supported by both local and international foodies who are keen to try new concepts and go out for "tragos".

The City of Mendoza, meanwhile, sits on the edge of the Cordillera de los Andes and offers outstanding scenery and breathtaking views over its world-renowned vineyards. Wine culture has always been a defining feature of this region and has helped shape the local hospitality and art de vivre; as such, it's characterised by very friendly, welcoming restaurants.

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As with all of the Guides in the MICHELIN collection, the selection for Argentina is compiled by the professional, independent MICHELIN Inspectors, who evaluate restaurants based on worldwide criteria in order to make the best recommendations for gastronomes across the globe.

The MICHELIN Guide Buenos Aires and Mendoza 2024 selection will be available from 24th November on The MICHELIN Guide website, as well as on the free iOS and Android apps.

Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides said:

Boasting a rich culinary heritage – which has been shaped by centuries of hectic history and consecutive waves of migration creating a unique cultural melting pot – the country has an innate sense of hospitality, as well as a true taste for dining and going out. Buenos Aires and Mendoza are two gourmet destinations that fully deserve to be discovered and promoted. We can’t wait to present our first Argentinian restaurant selection, which our inspectors have already started to compile in the field, and to share with local food lovers and international visitors alike the culinary wonders we have found”.

Minister Matías Lammens and Elisabeth Boucher-Anselin of The MICHELIN Guide
Minister Matías Lammens and Elisabeth Boucher-Anselin of The MICHELIN Guide

The arrival of the MICHELIN Guide in Argentina is supported by the Argentinian Ministry of Tourism and Sports, whose Minister, Mr. Matías Lammens, commented:

“The arrival of the MICHELIN Guide in Argentina is a before and after for both our gastronomy and Argentine tourism. We are working together with the public and private sectors to make our country the leading gastronomic destination in Latin America and one of the most attractive in the world, and this announcement is proof of that. I have no doubt that this path we are taking together with The MICHELIN Guide will become a milestone that will last for many decades to come.”

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