List of Argentine dishes

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This is a list of dishes found in Argentine Cuisine.



Name Image Region Type Description
Chipá 120px 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 120px 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 120px appetizer an ensemble of plates containing cubes of cheese, pieces of salame, olives in brine, french fries, peanuts, etc.
Choripán 120px 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

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 120px 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 120px Pampas roulade a roulade of flank steak and vegetables usually cut in thick slices and served cold.[4]
Milanesas 120px Pampas meat dish a thin, breaded and deep fried or baked slice of beef, chicken, or sometimes pork, and even eggplants or soy.
Pascualina 120px Pampas savoury pie a spinach and/or chard pie very similar to the Greek spanakopita
Polenta 120px 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
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.[5][6]


Name Image Region Type Description
Chimichurri 120px Cold sauce sauce used for grilled meat, and marinate fish, and other white meats. It contains: parsely, garlic, salt, peppercorn, chili pepper flakes, oregano, green onion, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice (fresh) and water.[7]

See also


  1. Lancio, María (2013). Authentic Argentine Cuisine. Ediciones LEA. ASIN B00HWBT1CS. 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". 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. "Receta del Vitel Thoné de Argentina" (in Spanish). November 9, 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  6. "Vitel toné" (in Spanish). Clarí June 16, 2005. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  7. "Argentinean Chimichurri Sauce". USDA Mixing Bowl. Retrieved 2015-10-09.