The “asado” (classic barbecue) is a tradition that comes from the campo and the gauchos in Argentina.
Nowadays, it is an integral part of the locals’ lifestyle. Argentineans love this grilled meat, that has a unique flavor. Any excuse is good, in order to share a nice moment and meet around a good asado with friends or family.
There are several steps to tasting asados: empanadas (bread stuffed with meat), provoleta (melted cheese), chorizos (sausages), mojellas (veal sweetbread), morcilla (pudding) and then various cuts of beef and pork; the meat is grilled with firewood, with gives it a unique taste. And of course a good local red wine, go for a Malbec or a Cabernet Sauvignon.
A non-exhaustive list of “parrillas” that I love in Buenos Aires
(Restaurants specialized in meat)