Meals in Buenos Aires can last several hours and dinner is usually eaten late (after 9pm). Beef is dominant, and it comes in the forms of bife de chorizo (sirloin steak) or empanadas (meat pies). The local wine is also good, especially the reds. You may also like to try mate, the traditional gaucho drink.
The national desserts are dulce de leche, a milk jelly, and alfajores- Argentine sweets made form dulce de leche. Being a cosmopolitan city, there are Italian, Spanish, Japanese, French, Nordic, Mexican, Chinese, Arab and Turkish restaurants.