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Plaza Dorrego

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #78 of 294 attractions in Buenos Aires
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: A lively fair with performers and street vendors takes place every Sunday at the second oldest square in the city.
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Stamford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a place where the sum is greater than its parts. There is no grand site here. The Bar Dorrego is quintessential old Buenos Aires; you can wander in and out of antique-boutique-craft/tee shirt stores; you can stop into the San Telmo Market for a look at an everyday real shopping experience; and you can look at the two... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We've been here a few times and brought friends one Sunday--big mistake--it was totally packed and the café tables had been cleared away to make room for vendors at the Defensa market. We came back during the week--when restaurants and cafés had set up their tables on the plaza--to relax, have a drink and watch the free tango on the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

If you need some gifts to bring home, Plaza Dorrego might be a good choice. Sundays, the prices rise at least 30% for tourists, yet it is worth bargaining. Be careful of your belongings, since crowded places attract pocket pickers. We passed the plaza 2 times and both times there was milonga dancing.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We visited Plaza Dorrego for a beer in the early evening. It was lovely to sit in the square under the trees and enjoy the Tango dancers and the passers by. We ordered a snack which was large enough for dinner. The food was good and we loved the litre bottles of beer. The service is slow but the atmosphere... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Go there to recline in the shadow or in the night. Enjoy the music, jazz, rock og tango. Ther's a lot of spectacles to watch, you're in the heart of the gorgeous san telmo BA. You'll want to come back. In the side alleys small clubs and cafes with even more music.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Pick your spot, order a drink and enjoy the people, the sounds and the ambiance of this busy square. We went after supper, stayed till 2 am, were served by the Café Dorrego across the street with good pours for the buck... Well worth an evening! We didn't get any tango but did have live performers who kept the crowd... More

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Cordoba, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Totally agree with Arty31, it is a good place for enjoying a drink with your friends, but food is just average quality and overpriced. Also the service is kind of slow, but this is almost common in Buenos Aires, be patient!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Tango dancers are fun to watch (there are good and bad) for free. Good live tango music to listen for free. It can be noisy if batucada (a group of drummers) shows up as it happened when we were there, it comes with many people following the walk which ends here, all partying, some drinking and smoking (yes even smoking... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

A fabulous spot for a drink, but my advice is leave it at that as the food is at best average quality and over-priced. Enjoy a beer, a coffee or glass of vino, watch the outdoor tango dancers and then move of for better food. The surrounding shopping is quite good, the antiques rather varied, and there are some good... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

The market en route to the plaza dorrego could really be missed, the goods all look like home made bric a brac, although the antique shops along the way looked really good. We stopped in the tiny plaza to see the outdoor tango dancing and to have a drink but the whole experience was rather "low budget" & disappointing. Go... More

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