Buenos Aires Café
Offering an authentic taste of Argentina, this East Austin spot also has a sister restaurant farther west, in the Hill Country Galleria. Order this to go: Handmade empanadas are a must, especially the verdura—stuffed with spinach, onions, and creamy ricotta—and the carne picante, which includes spicy ground beef mixed with boiled eggs and green olives. Milanesa con fritas (thin, breaded beef cutlets with fries) work well to go and are easy to reheat; the potatoes on the side are perfectly crisp and difficult not to devour on the ride home. Pro tip: Browse the grocery section of the online menu for items like dulce de leche and alfajores.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.