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San Telmo Plaza

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$$ - $$$
San Telmo
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Peru 1017, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great atmosphere, tango dancers, musicians, arts & crafts market. Lots of cafes felt like the real deal.

Thank noodles20
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

It is nice to walk around, grab a bite and drink some wine. People are dancing in the streets, they have many shops with different stuff and I would recommend staying out of the regular gift shops and come here, bring something special back!

Thank MoninaL
Tel Aviv, Israel
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

By arriving in San Telmo one enters this unique atmosphere a way-back-machine taking you to the 60's with all authentic items decoration and landscape the Plaza is located in the heart of the scene & the tango music for street dancing (the first flash mob!) is the decoration and setting for a spontaneous event I almost forgot about food details... More 

1 Thank Zeev G
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Just LOVED San Telmo plaza in the evening, tango dancers, loads of different places to eat, jugglers, bohemian atmosphere, lots of people selling all sorts of little bits and pieces but absolutely no pressure. Spent the whole evening there, had a wonderful meal from Drusila's but ate outside in the square, would highly recommend it as an Experience!

Thank scafb
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

just the atmosphere was good especially sunday market day,but please beware of pickpockets, they just want easy take stuff so wear clothes with zip pockets etc,we were there in august so it was not too crowded,good stuff to buy, you can haggle if money tight.

1 Thank magicmal5
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

We love it at San Telmo Plaza. The San Telmo Lomo is great, the orange crepes for desserts are excellent, the eggplant entree a must and the waiter is a great guy.

1 Thank GregEnsbey
Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

It was fun- lively and lots to eat and drink. We managed to get there on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Tango at night and then flea market on Sunday

Thank JaneSattler
Belo Horizonte, MG
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

The place is located in front of San Telmo´s square, with tables inside and outside. It has some really good pollo! Great place for lovers and trippers. Live music!

Thank Geografys
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

eat out on the street, very good experience, them people dance tango around you, very funny, with you tip them you can take pictures. :)

Thank Ed A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Argentinean, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Peru 1017, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighborhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: 4300-9579

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Telmo

Neighborhood Profile
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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