Hg2 : The Hedonist


Argentines are terrified of spicy food. Absolutely petrified, in fact. Two twists of the peppermill will have them sweating. As well as its slickly delivered Italian dishes and melt-in-your-mouth ceviche, Bengal is famous for its curry.

Although not quite Brick Lane standard, these red-hot curries do just fine, given the lack of alternatives in the salted-beef-eating capital of the world. Bengal, located just off Plaza San Martin, is perfect for a serious business lunch or a carb-load after visiting the English tower opposite the Malvinas (Falklands) War Memorial.

This is a serious restaurant, rated highly among local chefs and food lovers, so flip-flops are unadvisable unless you want to be sniffed at by the stiff Brazilian and Argentine collars next door. Powerful politicians like to eat in the Loi Suites hotel a few yards up the road, where Bengal has a second, hidden branch. Curry-lovers should also note Sotovocce on Libertador avenue and in Puerto Madero also serve a mild chicken curry.  

Arenales 837,
+54 11 4314 2926
Opening Times
noon-4pm, 8pm-1am Mon-Fri; 7.30pm-1am Sat. Closed Sundays
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