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Bar Plaza Dorrego San Telmo

Humberto Primo 424 y Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina (San Telmo)
541143619133
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Ranked #814 of 2,669 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Argentinean
Neighborhood: San Telmo
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Terrible. Staff snotty unfriendly and unhelpful. Nothing we wanted to eat from menu seemed available. Trading on the back of an old building which looks quaint and might have atmosphere if the staff were vaguely interested in their customers. I'd find somewhere else to go.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Bar Dorrego was a quick pitstop for us while we were strolling around the San Telmo Sunday flea market (which I highly recommend). We stopped in to have a coffee, and some medialunas, which were all delicious. While its probably not the best coffee in the world, in decor on the inside really made up for it. Super old decor... More 

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Washington, DC
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28 reviews 28 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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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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274 reviews 274 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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14 reviews 14 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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224 reviews 224 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
254 helpful votes 254 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Additional Information about Bar Plaza Dorrego San Telmo

Address: Humberto Primo 424 y Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 541143619133
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
Cuisine: Argentinean

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