send to printer

La Biela, Buenos Aires

600 Quintana
Buenos Aires
Tel: 54 11 4804 0449's insider take:

This airy old-school café opposite the Recoleta Cemetery (be sure to check out the giant gomero, or rubber tree, out front) is a bona fide Buenos Aires classic. The city even designated La Biela—whose name refers to the connecting rod in an auto engine and whose walls are plastered with racing memorabilia—an official cultural landmark. Although it's mostly known as a place to spot local TV stars, grab a toasted ham-and-cheese sandwich, or peruse the paper over a café con leche, La Biela stays open until three in the morning, serving a variety of beer and spirits.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.