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Bar Plaza Dorrego San Telmo

Humberto Primo 424 y Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4361-9133
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Cafe, Argentinean
$$ - $$$
Humberto Primo 424 y Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Traditional bar over a century old with seating also available on the square (Plaza Dorrego) across the road. $155 ARG for a beer and a wine.

Thank chepaddy
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Traditional cafe/bar - great for lengthy coffee/croissants breakfast right through to drinks and dinner in the evening. Atmospheric

Thank Moo499
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Bar Plaza Dorrego San Telmo This establishment can be very busy, they have inside and outside seating and the location is great right on Plaza Dorrego where the action is , especially on a Sunday when the “ Flea Market with hundreds of stalls is...More

Thank Erfurt
Reviewed February 6, 2018

This is a good place to grab a beer in San Telmo on Plaza Dorrego. Don't expect stellar food, but the beer can't be beat. They serve coffee as well.

Thank Brooks805
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

While the inside has a ver old school feel - you can also sit outside and be close to the dancers. I had wonderful coffee and pastry.

Thank CJBarnett
Reviewed August 29, 2017

The food was average at best and took a long time to be served, and the staff doesn't really speak any English, but it's a nice place to go to immerse yourself in what Argentina really is. Peanut shells litter the floor tiles, old gin...More

Thank karinapdesousa
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This bar is quintessential San Telmo of old. The coffee is amazing, the beer is Argentina-meh, and it's one of the few places in Argentina where you find peanuts, much less to throw on the floor, offered just because. This place feels like Buenos Aires...More

Thank Monica d
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Our hotel in SanTelmo had suggested Bar Cafe Plaza Dorrego as an interesting place for lunch. It was a nice place to take a break from shopping and crowds and worth a stop but not to eat. From the mosaic floor tiles to the wonderful...More

Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Quaint little cafe right on the Plaza and it is everything you'd want in a simple cafe. The food is not stunning, but it's adequate. You can tell it has been around forever and while there are some tourists here and there, most of the...More

Thank MrWestalke82
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Bar Plaza Dorrego is across the Plaza from the Anselmo Curio Hotel. Definitely some history here. Amazed places like this still exist. Small, busy, old but quaint place with tight seating. If you don't speak Spanish you may have to wait for them to acknowledge...More

Thank ChgoTraveller1
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Humberto Primo 424 y Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighborhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4361-9133
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