List of Argentine dishes

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This is a list of dishes found in Argentine Cuisine.



Name Image Region Type Description
Chipá Chipá - 2.jpg Northeast snack small, baked, cheese-flavored rolls made with yucca. The use of yucca to make bread and cakes is traditional to the Guaraní people.[1]
Empanadas Empanada - Stu Spivack.jpg bread or pastry a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried with fillings differing from province to province; in some, it is mainly chicken; in others, beef (cubed or ground depending on the region) is used, perhaps spiced with cumin and paprika; others include onion, boiled egg, olives, or raisins.
Deviled eggs
Huevos rellenos
Deviled Eggs - 3-23-08.jpg appetizer hard-boiled eggs, shelled, cut in half and filled with the hard-boiled egg's yolk mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard
Picada Picadacordobesa.JPG appetizer an ensemble of several appetizers (although sometimes it is eaten as a main meal), including various cheeses, cured meats and sausages (such as ham, salame and leberwurst), olives in brine, pickled vegetables, nuts, potato chips, etc.
Choripán Sausages rolls chimichurri sauces.jpg sandwich a sandwich made with chorizo or sausage between two halves of a small French loaf. It is sometimes topped with chimichurri.[2]

Main dishes[edit]

Name Image Region Type Description
Asado Preparing the Asado.jpg Pampas meat dish a range of barbecue techniques usually consisting of beef alongside various other meats, which are cooked on a grill, called a parrilla,[citation needed] or open fire. It is considered a national dish.[3]
Churrasco Churrasco 01.jpg meat dish any cut of beef that is sliced slightly thin as a steak and grilled over hot coals or on a very hot skillet.
Humita Humitas en chala tipicas de Argentina8.JPG Northwest main or side vegetable dish prepared with fresh corn, sautéed onions and some spices, depending on the region or taste. The dough is wrapped in corn husks and boiled.
Locro Locro Stevage.jpg Northwest stew a stew of squash, meat, and hominy
Matambre Matambre3.jpg Pampas roulade a roulade of flank steak and vegetables usually cut in thick slices and served cold.[4]
Milanesas Milanesa, comida.JPG Pampas meat dish a thin, breaded and deep fried or baked slice of beef, chicken, or sometimes pork, and even eggplants or soy.
Pascualina Pascualina 2.jpg Pampas savoury pie a spinach and/or chard pie very similar to the Greek spanakopita
Polenta Argentine organic polenta.jpg Pampas porridge cornmeal boiled into a porridge, usually served with cheese and sometimes tomato sauce
Pollo al disco Northwest stew a stew of chicken and vegetables cooked in a deep round dish over an open fire
Revuelto Gramajo Revuelto gramajo.jpg hash A common Argentine breakfast dish consisting of fried julienne potatoes, eggs, cheese and vegetables.[5]
Vitel toné Vitello tonnato.jpg meat dish cold, sliced veal covered with a creamy, mayonnaise-like sauce that has been flavored with tuna. It is considered a traditional Christmas dish.[6][7]


Name Image Region Type Description
Chimichurri Chimichurri3.jpg Cold sauce sauce used for grilled meat, and marinate fish, and other white meats. It contains: parsley, garlic, salt, peppercorn, chili pepper flakes, oregano, green onion, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice (fresh) and water.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lancio, María (2013). Authentic Argentine Cuisine. Ediciones LEA. ISBN 9789877180329. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  2. ^ Swinnerton, Robbie (2015-07-31). "Mi Choripan: Argentinian street food in Yoyogi-Uehara". The Japan Times Online. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 2015-10-09.
  3. ^ "El asado". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
  4. ^ Lomax Brooks, Shirley (2003). Argentina Cooks!: Treasured Recipes from the Nine Regions of Argentina. Hippocrene Books. ISBN 978-0781809979. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  5. ^ Barrell, Ryan (March 13, 2017). "13 Hangover Cures the World Swears By". Paste. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Receta del Vitel Thoné de Argentina" (in Spanish). November 9, 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Vitel toné" (in Spanish). Clarí June 16, 2005. Archived from the original on 27 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Argentinean Chimichurri Sauce". USDA Mixing Bowl. Retrieved 2015-10-09.