Fish and shellfish dishes, which are prepared according to old seafood culinary traditions, are a must in the local port. 
First quality meats with fresh vegetables, which are cultivated in the horticultural belt surrounding Mar del Plata, represent another delicious specialty.
Tasteful pastas of strong Italian influence, Spanish paellas, Mexican tacos and tortillas, or Japanese sushi represent the culinary styles of the melting pot present in the city.
Picadas (hors d'oeuvres) and house-brewed beers have a well-deserved reputation for quality.
Having tea in the countryside, in the hills or in an elegant cottage in the forest are other alternatives to enjoy different landscapes.

Gastronomy in Mar del Plata