A traditional cafe in upscale Recoleta that used to be frequented by race car champions.
La Biela is located in Recoleta neighborhood
Quintana, Av. 596
54 (11) 4804-0449
In the richest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, La Recoleta, there is a historical cafe called La Biela. In the 1820’s this building housed a general store at the outskirts of the city. La Biela opened in the 1950’s. There is a full complete kitchen but many people come here to drink a cafe and sit and talk. You will find artifacts and photos related to automobile racing. This is because many automobile racers frequented La Biela.
There is outdoor seating under the shade of a 200 year old tree. “Alberto Azurga. The coffee is also very traditional. In Europe it is lighter, here it is stronger. For food, people order traditional dishes, like Milanese (fried veal cutlet), steak in mushroom sauce with French fries, fried chicken cutlet with mushroom sauce, omelets and home fries potatoes with onions and the personal pizzas, which is very traditional.”
This dessert in Spanish is called “Lemon Pie.” It is like Key lime pie with meringue on top and sweet lemons in the bottom. Absolutely delicious. Recoleta cemetery and the historical church “Our Lady of Pilar” are only a few steps away. I am Veronica de Aboitiz showing you Buenos Aires.