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“A busy commercial port with cargo ships....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Puerto de Mar del Plata

Puerto de Mar del Plata
Mar del Plata, Argentina
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Ranked #17 of 66 Attractions in Mar del Plata
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Buenos Aires
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A busy commercial port with cargo ships....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A few restaurants, many "tourist", plus a few local restaurants a block away. We lucked out and found an excellent family one, specializing in seafood, with good food, huge portions and a nice, local feel.

Visited December 2012
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Buenos Aires
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83 attraction reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Bravery, color and nature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

In those red and yellow wooden little ships, brave Marplatense fishermen, most of them of Italian descent, defy every day the unpredictable sea. The huge statue of the Savior at the end of the Southern Pier (Escollera Sur) testifies for their faith. An important colony of sea lions, located inside the Port, provides individuals which can be seen near the boats and in the docks, not afraid of people. Good seafood in the restaurants nearby, and lots of souvenir shops.

Visited November 2012
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“A fish port”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Again a place for fish restaurants of general mediocrity. A bit overpriced and service is average. A lot of restaurants do not take credit cards as a lot of the customers who go there do not have them.

Visited January 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

It's a place where all travelers should go and visit. Some great restaurants and some not.

Visited November 2011
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excelent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This was a good suprise in my trip to Mar del Plata! The place is very beautiful, full of ships from all over the world, with also a cementery of ships... In sunset, people go there to fish... The waves shocks on the rocks making a beautiful spectacle. And the best is the colony of sea-lions, mainly males, that are fightin to eache other and making that strong sounds every moment. The small beach is a good option to see the sunset (but not to swim). And you will still have a great panoramic view of the city of Mar del Plata.
PS.: go in the sunset!

Visited January 2012
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