Take a Rastafarian manager, a half-Japanese, half-Argentine menu, a feng shui-ed patio and a snazzy dining room flanked by yellow lighting; add in elegantly arrogant waitresses who strut the floors in heels; and you have Dominga in a nutshell. A bizarrely eclectic mix of pompous businessmen and top Argentine male models enjoy dining here with their polo-playing buddies.
Surprisingly, given the overly large menu, the quality and freshness of the food is excellent. And the cocktails are faultless – sake-based concoctions have had a renaissance in Buenos Aires recently – making Dominga one of the top Palermo Hollywood restaurants for style and food, a pair that usually have little association in this town. The spicy ceviche soup will moisten the brow, which can then be cooled by fresh sushi, or you could steam right on to the Argentine lamb and risotto classics.
Follow your meal with a drink in Las Canitas’ Soul Café or Kandi, not far from the restaurant.