As with all other things, Argentinean cuisine is also influenced by Italian and other European cuisines. Beef is very popular here; make sure to taste asado—grilled beef. Ice-cream from heladerias—a traditional Argentinean ice-cream parlour—is especially good and also must be tried.
Mate, Argentinean tea, is not just a beverage but a tradition. Sharing of mate is considered to be an act of acceptance and friendship.