In addition to the tango houses, another way to spend New Year's Eve in Buenos Aires is to book a dinner at one of the many restaurants that open their doors with a special menu for this particular night. Based on Guia Óleo's list of restaurants that are open on December 31st, we've selected the 5 best places to have dinner and welcome in the new year.

New Year's Eve in Buenos AiresPuerto Cristal is the perfect setting for a New Year's Eve dinner with family / Image Source

1) Puerto Cristal (New Year’s Eve Dinner in Puerto Madero)

See in the new year at Puerto Cristal and indulge in an evening of fantastic food and wonderful views. An appetiser full of fresh seafood will be followed by a main course feast, with options including pink salmon, grilled prawns, and pork carré. You’ll also enjoy front row seats for the firework display in Puerto Madero and a live music show. Places here are at a premium, so you need to book in advance.

2) La Parolaccia

With many venues around town, La Parolaccia offers a special menu inspired by traditional gastronomic Italian food. Perfect for celebrating with family. The Palermo chain is located in Av. Cerviño 3561 Esq. Salguero.

3) Campobravo

This restaurant offers a special menu for New Year's Eve featuring a typical Argentine asado with the best meat, wine, and plenty of dancing. Campobravo has two locations, one being Honduras 5600 and the other Báez 292.

4) Cocu

Cocu usually opens its doors on December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st, with celebrations and an exquisite menu featuring stuffed turkey and a glass of wine from La Bodega Piedras Andinas. For dessert you can sample pan dulce made ​​with brioche dough. Address: Malabia 1510 esq. Gorriti

5) Il Gran Caruso

This traditional restaurant awaits you on the nights of December 24th and 31st with a live show, decorations and a wonderful menu so you can start the year with a bang! Il Gran Caruso is located at El Salvador 5805.

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So, remember to book in advance, and we suggest you choose a party or restaurant near your hotel due to the shortage of taxis and public transport on New Year's Eve in Buenos Aires.

Visit our website to book your day excursions in Buenos Aires or to learn more about the festive period in this wonderful South American capital.

By: Anna Flavia Castro | Translated by: Camilla Day