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Barrio Chino

Address: Arribenos 2100 | Belgrano, Buenos Aires 1428, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #130 of 237 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I went here with an Asian friend who needed to stock up on food. A handful of so-called typical restaurants and several markets with a good range of Asian foodstuffs, though the prices seemed high to me. The restaurants seemed crowded, and the food might taste good, but it it NOT authentic. Stores offer mostly cheap plastic stuff from China.

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Singapore, Singapore
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Many Chinese run restaurants and supermarkets in the area, but the Chinatown in Bs As is pretty tiny. I am a Chinese and I went in to one of the shops and spoke to a Chinese in Mandarin but she simply looked at me and replied in Spanish, shrugging as she didn't speak Mandarin. It seems a little unusual for... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I've been wanting to visit this neighborhood for quite some time and finally did in my last trip to Buenos Aires. Of course it's not really a "Chinatown" as you might expect if you are thinking NY or LA. It's little and doesn't have that many shops but you get a nice atmosphere, with a touch of exotic. There are... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Not a real "china town". A few shops and restaurants. No culture. Only a handfull of chinese people. Definatly no good deals nor bargins.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It's not really a Chinatown as such...it's BA for gods sake but the supermarkets there have a great selection of fresh fish & loads of cuts of fresh pork if you are sick of beef. They also have a array of Asian sauces & condiments plus fresh herbs that are otherwise hard to get in South America. I'm about to... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Small but really nice atmosphere. Specially on Chinese new Year or weekends. Nice to do shopping too

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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187 reviews 187 reviews
116 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

If your primary concern is finding good asian restaurants, then yes, there are a plethora of options (Hong Kong Style is the best option in my view). But if you're looking for the atmosphere and the place on the corner to buy steamed dumplings from a hole-in-the wall window, it doesn't exist. There is a torii gate and also a... More

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Nice places where you can find lots of things to use or eat if you know what are you looking for. The supermarkets are really big and quite organized. Also you can find some good chinese food here for sure!!

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

A very small asian neighborhood with lots of great food, stores and culture. Worth a visit if you are in Belgrano!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The restaurants in chinatown serve very good portions at cheap prices. Some you can share. Expect to pay $90 per person including 1 soft drink for a good meal. On the other hand, the food is not 100% authentic but overall is a good place to have lunch. Also, there are some big chinese supermarkets where you can find a... More

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