Even though it’s one of the biggest cities in South America, Buenos Aires sure lacks quality Latin American restaurants. Desperately longing for more food options coming from our friendly Spanish speaking Caribbean neighbors to the north, I Latina, the new and extremely anticipated puerta cerrada, has finally opened their closed doors to bring something quite gastronomically unique to the BA food scene: upscale Latin American cooking.
A well known restaurant in Bariloche, the Macías brothers, who hail from Colombia, left Patagonia to open up this Buenos Aires restaurant in a secluded house in Villa Crespo. With Santiago in the kitchen and Camilo managing the front of the house, these two are bringing banging Colombian and Latin American fine dining to the closed door restaurant scene. Offering a five course menu, I was lucky to check out the goods at their soft restaurant launch, and boy do they know what’s up.