Graffiti Grub: Buenos Aires’ Top Street Art Eats
Spend just a few minutes in Buenos Aires and it’s clear that is a city that likes its street art. Vibrant stenciled pieces and colorful graffiti murals coat walls throughout this buzzing city. Here, artists express their creativity on spray painted exteriors, while chefs use that same creative energy in their kitchens and on their plates. For the best of both worlds, we’re laying out our favorite graffiti-laden dining hotspots in Buenos Aires.
Tegui. Tegui rocks an incredible, jaw-dropping – and might we add very hip – graffiti-loving exterior that could throw you off to the restaurant’s location if you didn’t know it was there. But walk past the striking neon stenciled murals towards the stealth black door to reveal a sleek interior and some of the best, contemporary eats Buenos Aires has to offer.
Hollywood in Cambodia. If there’s an inch of white space in this young porteño bar-cum-street-art-gallery, we dare you to find it. But you won’t. From top to bottom, walls, bathrooms, tables, you name it, are covered in graffiti and stencil art from the ordinary to the outrageous. Make like a local and check out this ever-changing art space over a beer and pizza.
Il Ballo del Mattone. Knockout, old-school Italian eats are served beside avant-garde, contemporary street art at this trendy and eccentric hotspot. Owned and run by inspired artists, Il Ballo del Mattone’s bright and poppy graffiti-covered walls are as worthy of a visit as their handmade pasta (which is pretty damn worthy).
But if your stomach is full and your hunger for stellar street art lingers, enlist the cool guys at Graffiti Mundo for an expert tour of some of the best graffiti spots around town. And paint the town red – and green, purple, and blue.
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