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Top 10 restaurants in Buenos Aires

The steak is great, of course, but Argentina’s capital also has atmospheric local pizza joints, fine-dining and Latin fusion restaurants. We round up the best places to eat out

Argentina: the peso and the ‘blue dollar’ – what tourists need to know

A fresh breed of chef is taking Argentina’s national cuisine to new heights, as seen when the country scooped 15 entries on the Latin America 50 Best restaurant list. But at the other end of the culinary scale, travellers should not miss the classic parrillas (steakhouses) that have served the same menu for generations – huge slabs of steak, thick-cut chips, and cheap red wine topped up with soda water. If you love big slabs of meat La Cabrera, La Lechuza, La Brigada and Lo de Jesus should be on your list.

But for a mix of experiences, read on. This list brings together not just the best steak and fine-dining establishments, but also some of the best experiential choices, from supper clubs to pizza joints, offering an alternative slice of the city’s increasingly diverse food scene. And be sure to let us know your own favourites, in the comments section below. Note that all prices are in pesos, but at the official conversion rate. Travellers working to the parallel “blue rate” (see our explanatory piece) get much more food for their money.

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New Mexico’s top 10 national and state parks

New Mexico lives up to its nickname – the Land of Enchantment – with glittering deserts, vast underground caverns, gem-rich mountains and hundreds of years of human history

Tent Rocks, less than an hour south of Santa Fe, has everything you could want in a desert trek, including slot canyons, bizarrely beautiful rock formations and incredible views. The first half of the three-mile trail winds through a slot canyon so narrow you can touch the walls on both sides, then the canyon opens up beneath the 100ft conical hoodoos that give this national monument its name, before switchbacking up to the top of the mesa for a sweeping overlook of the Jemez mountains and the Rio Grande River Valley.

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