It'd be a stretch to suggest this trattoria has the best food in the city, but it could have the best pre-party atmosphere. Founded by artists and always lively, it's a great place to start a (long) night out on the town. Inside it's a riot of colour and they sometimes host live music, too. The menu is always scrawled on an oversized chalkboard, hauled over to your table – the food has an Italian theme and all the pasta is homemade. With their vintage clothes and hipster hairstyles, the staff may have you wondering where they go to party. Don't be afraid to ask; they're not shy.
• Gorriti 5936, +54 11 4776 4247, Facebook page , expect to pay around 180 pesos (£14) for a main, drink and dessert