It’s signature cocktails first and small plates for sharing second at CoChinChina, Buenos Aires’ most widely anticipated 2021 bar opening. With numerous joint ventures under her belt, this is the début solo project for Inés de los Santos, Argentina's talented top female mixologist, who sought inspiration from Southeast Asia for drinks, dishes and decor – and it’s the hottest spot in town. Enticingly stretched out across two floors, bar stools under the eye-catching street food signage are the best seats to bag, while small groups can sink into comfy booths or grab a table and deckchairs streetside.
Order the refreshing Jazmin Shanghai, made with Japanese whisky, umeboshi sake and jasmine tea, with shrimp banh-mi, at the U-shaped bar created from eggshells. Those after Inés’ cocktails-only paired tasting menu – a BA first – should book a table arriba (upstairs); you can continue the CoChinChina experience out of hours by picking up ready-to-drink classics from the theatrical ticket window drinks store. Even the passage to the restroom is highly Instagrammable.