Proper is located in a converted car mechanic space in the city's Palermo District, innovating an industrial chic vibe that's intriguing and unique. That's part of what makes this fab eatery a must for foodies and buzz-seekers alike. The kitchen is completely open and the dining room has unobstructed views of the action. A large communal table in the center is one of the best spots to enjoy a group meal in Buenos Aires but be aware that Proper does not take reservations - be lined up outside the door when it opens at 8pm or settle in for a wait.
A selection of small plates balances savory, salty and sweet and most come from the kitchen's large wood-fired oven: pork flank with pickles and radish, sea bass with chermoula and pancetta broth, and Sicilian sausage with pickled fennel are some of the standouts. Main courses highlight the local selection of premium meats, including thick-cut pork chops and large slabs of grilled rib eye. The kitchen is intensely focused on high quality ingredients, delicious pairings and applied skilled in cooking.
An intriguing space, communal ambiance and exquisitely satisfying menu combine to elevate Proper to the top of the Buenos Aires foodie buzz list.