Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tegui is in the middle of an evolution. When iconic Argentine chef Germán Martitegui announced that the restaurant would be closing at the end of November 2021, the country’s foodies were only encouraged by the chef’s promise that Tegui would soon reopen in a new format – so stay tuned for updates. Meanwhile, Martitegui will continue to appear on the small screen as one of the best-loved judges on MasterChef Argentina, where he’s affectionately nicknamed ‘the mean guy’.
Over the 12 years of the restaurant’s iteration in the Palermo Viejo neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, it developed into an essential gastronomic destination. In a stylishly monochrome dining room, Tegui served outstanding dishes prepared with ingredients from all over Argentina. Firm favourites included kid goat in vine leaves and grilled lettuce with anchovy, served by an enthusiastic young team cooking in an airy open kitchen.