‘Porteños built Buenos Aires with their backs to the river’ – it’s a common saying here. And it seems to be true: aside from the Yacht Club Argentino, this is the only riverside venue to speak of, so you’ll have to put up with the overpriced, run-of-the-mill seafood, pasta or meat dishes.
rnPossible River Plate conversation starters could be the scuttling of German pocket battleship Graf Spey, trying to spot Uruguay on the other side or the river, or the football team’s recent demolition of Boca. Otherwise, just chat to the staff.
rnThey say Morena is where men bring their mistresses and where celebrities find refuge from the crowds of soap opera fans in the city. The combination apparently works. Nobody looks at anyone else and those who fall into neither category are too amazed by the view, and to a certain extent by Juan Acevedo’s menu, to care what is happening around them. The wine list makes the menu look a little thin, so snack on cookies and milk before arriving.
rnMorena’s pier sits between Jet and Pacha nightclubs, the latter of which takes decadence to another level.