When the weather cooperates, locals and tourists mix and mingle at La Biela's outdoor tables—this despite the fact that there's a higher charge for the privilege. That leaves the dining room dominated by a local crowd. A blast from the past, this traditional café is one of the best spots in Recoleta for people-watching and celebrity-spotting. For the most part, it's place to linger over coffee and a pastry, or perhaps a savory sandwich at midday, but there's also a full menu of local specialties, and they're not half bad.
Feb 25, 2012
My favorite cafe in Argentina! Great service, from real professionals. Great ambiance under the trees, (sans the pigeons) food is top notch for menu type. Excellent for people watching while enjoying a cocktail or 2 or lunch, convenient location. Find Nic, the maitre'D great host ( tip him, trust me)
Jul 22, 2009
Ladies, watch out for your purse in this popular restaurant! You are an easy target both inside and outside. It's gone before you know it!
May 16, 2008
A friend had recommended lunch here and we fortunately followed her advice. The location under the spreading branches of the old rubber tree was great and the food was very good. The prices were a little higher because we ate outside, but that is typical in BA. My pizza was the best we had in Argentina and the service was friendly and efficient.