We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
okay if you need to get something

This pedestrian shopping street was a few blocks from our hotel Maybe it was once upscale, but now... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Ruth G
,
Columbia, Maryland
City buzz

We read about pick pockets and were fortunate to not encounter any. The street buzzes and has loads... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2017
Marjolein C
,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
Read all 296 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Overview
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good23%
  • Average33%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible10%
Apr 18, 2018
“okay if you need to get something”
Oct 18, 2017
“City buzz”
LOCATION
Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Nicolas
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Buenos Aires
Write a ReviewReviews (296)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
Filter

1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed April 18, 2018

This pedestrian shopping street was a few blocks from our hotel Maybe it was once upscale, but now it’s pretty grungy. However, we were able to find something we needed from the drug store. It was upsetting to see a guy camping out on the...More

Thank Ruth G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We read about pick pockets and were fortunate to not encounter any. The street buzzes and has loads of shops and restaurants. I liked this area actually.

Thank Marjolein C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 9, 2015

While backpacking through Argentina, I stopped at an internet cafe in this neighborhood to download photos. The internet cafe was Telephonica-internet-locutorio on 893 Calle Lavalle. DO NOT GO HERE. I was one of only a few customers in the store, with my backpack right next...More

Thank alextr0n
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I remember Lavalle of the 1980s and 90s, what a pity as other reviewers have stated this is a demonstration of the decay of Argentine society under the present corrupt regime. Many of the cinemas of the past are now evangelist churches. One of the...More

2  Thank IvanSmithRomero
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 16, 2015

a bit dangerous, more thefts of tourists in recent years. Same for connected Calle Florida, although Florida has a lovely indoor shopping mall, Galerias Pacifico. Beware the street hawkers offering to change your foreign currency to Pesos!! Some bathrooms, McDonalds, some wheelchair access.

Thank Hernan L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Is just SO SAD, to see what this place has become...back in the day it was were my family would take me to the movies, and then have some food at the wonderful "El Palacio de la Papa Frita" (I'll review them later. Now is...More

5  Thank Justo B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Always crowded and great bargains to be had. However, it's seen better days and it's always advisable to hold tightly onto your purse!

Thank Rosita
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 15, 2012

It is rife with pick pockets. the squares between florida and 9 de julio are full of porn films. rather seedy and low life. Calle Florida is a better choice.

1  Thank Helen P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Dirty, smelly. Full of homeless cardboard gatherers by night. Full of bad mooded workers by day. What would you want to go to a place like this for unless you have some document to complete or work to get done. If you are visiting, you...More

4  Thank K D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 6, 2012

it is a side step from walking amongst the traffic and makes th trip down to the harbour area enjoyable. lots of shops and variety with hassle free walking and not having to hear the sound of the traffic

1  Thank Trish B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the
footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area
of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the
true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down
streets lined with office buildings and banks. The
financial district is well-known for its vibrant
atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours.
After dark, the hubbub migrates to Corrientes Ave.,
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 442 hotels in Buenos Aires
El Firulete Downtown
34 reviews
.08 miles away
Edificio Sarmiento
505 reviews
.09 miles away
725 Continental Hotel
1,024 reviews
.10 miles away
Liberty Hotel
209 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Cronopio Resto Bar Cafe
64 reviews
.11 miles away
Venessia
6 reviews
.14 miles away
The New Brighton
668 reviews
.09 miles away
Cafe Paulin
194 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Don Manuel Villafane Bodega
28 reviews
.16 miles away
Centro Cultural Kirchner
1,457 reviews
.10 miles away
Galeria Guemes
171 reviews
.03 miles away
Subte
286 reviews
.15 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lavalle Street staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit