Barrio Chino
Barrio Chino
3.5

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The area

Neighborhood: Belgrano
As one of the main commercial hubs of Buenos Aires, Belgrano has something for everyone. The myriad of shop windows in Cabildo Ave. will draw you in, but it is Chinatown — an area of no more than two square blocks — which will keep you hooked. Crowned by an ornate arch marking its entrance and filled with small stores packed to the brim, it is a place where color and scent emanate from every corner, particularly during the Chinese New Year when they spill over to surrounding areas. But if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, the residential quarter of Belgrano is the perfect destination. This section of town features some of the most magnificent mansions in the city, spread out on cobbled streets lined by tall, majestic trees: a true feast for the eyes.
How to get there
  • Juramento • 10 min walk
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3.5
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Oleksandr Danylenko
Buenos Aires, Argentina291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
its only a few blocks big, and except from some street food, there is nothing new. There are Chinese super markets, but you'll find them all over the city of BA. Although you do feel like its a big concentration of Asians once you're there.
Written February 7, 2020
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Eaton_Out
Greenville, SC631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Chinatown! This is another must-see when visiting Buenos Aires. This is a really neat and clean part of the city full of Chinese operated restaurants and related businesses. don't miss walking through and shopping.
Written March 21, 2024
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reas_ma
Mannheim49 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
No idea why you should go there. There are some restaurants and a few shops which mainly sell crappy stuff.
The whole China Town thing is a marketing gag to get people going there.
Written January 3, 2015
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mariaX9797SV
Buenos Aires, Argentina139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Sunday afternoon visiting chinatown in buenos aires, argentina before Belgrano station was inaugured
Written November 6, 2019
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DBP55
Montreal, Canada313 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Do not go out of your way to visit this place. It is approximately one bock long, with dirty sidewalks and plenty of trash everywhere. Lots of people walking around trying to find where is the action and young adults eating cheap sidewalk fried food. A few stores that mimic Dollaramas or simply put, opened up ship containers where everyone sells the same thing for the same price.
Save for attractive entrance gates, this is not a memorable place.
Written August 2, 2019
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Highadventurer
Singapore, Singapore5,046 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Tired of eating steak at every meal except breakfast, the urge not have any meal took me to Chinatown (from hotel in plaza de mayo which taxi fare cost us US$12+ .

China arch at entrance is donated by the mainland chinese govt to promote chinese culture worldwide.

The taiwanese were the early chinese (overseas) migrants here and current newcomers are from the northern part of China whose main staple are much different from southern cantonese migrants which cuisine is distinct from the north (eg rice vs noodles base).

The shops including sell foodstuffs you get from Asia so this is plus if you seek asian spices !

Other than food/restaurants and groceries, i don’t believe there is much attraction to make chinatown a must visit.

Hard to find cantonese food ! or yumcha /dim sums but you can get duck feet and fish or beef balls shewered onto a stick for snacks !

There is public transport from city centre to here (buses) but inability to communicate in chinese leaves you in a loss on directions!

Written March 21, 2019
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Asil
Los Angeles, CA69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Friends
It may be small but it's sweet. Great vegan Chinese place there and if you cross the tracks you're in Belgrano which is a wonderful place to walk around (go watch the dogs in the dog park across the street). Chinatown has some great restaurants (Thai Food) and it's located on a cute street... I'm so glad I went.
Written June 27, 2011
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Sharon L
Palo Alto, CA930 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Chinatown is fronted by the traditional Chinese gate, which is impressive. There is a large Chinese population in Buenos Aires, and I noticed a building that acknowledged Taiwan-Argentina economic relations. It is basically about 3 blocks long, filled with restaurants (all of which say that authentic Chinese cuisine is offered), curio shops and a Chinese grocery store. I even encountered a Falun Gong support rally by non- Chinese people....but, the Chinese pedestrians and shoppers were basically ignoring them.....interesting.
Written December 9, 2019
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tangojohnDallas
Dallas, TX1,170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I have been to Buenos Aires multiple times but this was my first visit to Barrio Chino. I took a hop on hop off bus tour and this was one of the stops. I walked the main street and i rather enjoyed seeing chinese people speaking spanish. This seemed cleaner than average chinatowns. There are a few restaurants, asian grocerys, and some stores selling various junky souvenirs. If you have a limited amount of time in Buenos Aires I probably would not make this a desination but for me it was worthwhile since I was in the neighborhood.
Written September 18, 2019
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Emadeus
Buenos Aires, Argentina131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Whether youre koreN, chinese, or simply east and southeast asian people, this is the place to buy your asian delicacies and have a asian cuisine.

Just like amy asian country, this barrio chino sells goods far more cheaper than any places. Have a stop and have anything you need around here.
Written October 14, 2018
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