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Bar Plaza Dorrego San Telmo

Humberto Primo 424 y Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina (El Centro)
541143619133
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Ranked #474 of 2,369 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: El Centro
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Washington, DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is the iconic cafe where Borges and Sabato met to drink together despite their political differences, but because of their literary genius. There's a very famous picture of both in table talking above a suggestive chess-like floor. Pros: * Friendly staff * great food

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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204 reviews 204 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Reminds me bit of some bars in The French Quarter of New Orleans. Wooden floors and old decor. Maybe a bit like the Napoleon Bar in NO. Very busy on a Sunday when the Antiques Fair is on and a good place to watch the frenzied shoppers duck and dive past all the street vendors. A bit of fun and... More

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sedona az
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

the evenings are the nicest on plaza dorrego. in the day time, you will get hit on by panhanders and beggers. the evenings are the best. on tuesday evening there is a three piece combo that plays cool jazz. so nice. a great place to sit and sip some wine and nibble a picada platter. sunday evening, there is a... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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98 reviews 98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This place is known for it's old world charm and antiques in the form of the old coffee machines, wine, beer and liquor bottles on display, the old chairs and tables with football stars inscribed on the wood everywhere, old boxes from where they sold some of the other stuff like provisions besides the cafeteria. The bar is just on... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate a leisurely lunch on the Plaza Dorrego. Our waitress was attentive, but we never felt rushed to leave or order more, even though we had simple empenadas and drinks. There was the typical tango dancers for the tourist, but even that was entertaining, and seemed to blend into the area. Oddly, it all felt right. Anyone in the... More

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Rome, Italy
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180 reviews 180 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I was in the middle of my personal marathon trying to cover as much as I could of Buenos Aires on foot! Coming from the Barrio Boca and on my way to Palermo, I was whipped, sweaty, hungry and definitely needed a break. I saw this bar right at the corner which looked like a typical tourist trap but was... More

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Montreal, Canada
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197 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

After supper, headed to this square for drinks and coffee, ended up staying till 2 in the morning listening to a band, taking in the crowd. The best Expresso I've had so far in Buenos Aires, very generous on the drinks and the service was outstanding even though our server needed to cross the street back to the restaurant to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Although this is obviously a bit of a tourist trap it retains an authentic feel of a typical corner bar. A great place to have a beer or a coffee and watch the world go by.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Me and my friends and family had a great day of walking around Buenos Aires, and there really wasn't anything as refreshing after a long day as a nice cup of cafe con leche and 3 media lunas at this lovely bar/cafe. it was a pity for the service waiter had a chip on his shoulder, but the atmosphere was... More

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San Francisco, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We wandered into this joint because it's right around the corner from the apartment we were staying at and it has a very nice location directly across from Plaza Dorrego (where the popular Sunday Antique Fair is held). We just grabbed a quick breakfast here - a couple of sandwiches and some coffee. It's cash only. The food and service... More

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