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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
Tourist trap

a bit dangerous, more thefts of tourists in recent years. Same for connected Calle Florida... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2015
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Apr 18, 2018
“okay if you need to get something”
Jan 1, 2019
“Still fun in parts despite the faded glory!”
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

Like some other reviewers on this site, I remember Lavalle in one of its heydays, to wit the 1980s, so the conversion of most of the grand cinema houses into American-style 'Pentecostalist'-inspired mega churches is not a source of unadulterated joy for me. The eating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Perry B
Reviewed December 17, 2018

After reading reviews of Lavalle St I had my doubts, but the street does still make for a pleasant stroll and a vibrant pedestrian street. There was plenty of activity along this street during my visit, nearly as much as on Florida St. (though not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

A very entretaining street with lots of restaurants and shops. You are spoilt for choice from steak houses, pizza places, bars - all excellent.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruth G
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mara281210
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

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank alextr0n
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

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank IvanSmithRomero
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.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank 142hernanl
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

Date of experience: May 2013
5  Thank justob2013
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!

Date of experience: February 2013
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