Number one in Argentina’s traditional dishes is the
Other specialties include empanadas, small pies stuffed with meat, onions, peppers, olives, and egg. They’re usually the starter of a huge
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A typical northwestern delicacy is humita en
In the Northeast, dishes with river fish are a must, and in the South, lamb, seafood (though it’s an option in all cities) and chocolate are the highlights.
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In larger cities, you’ll find many restaurants offering modern takes on traditional dishes, along with international cuisine ranging from Japanese to Armenian. There’s a movement towards using more organic ingredients, and most menus offer at least a few vegetarian options. It’s even possible – though not easy – to find vegan or gluten-free restaurants.
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