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La Covacha de Chicho

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San Telmo
Argentinean, South American
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Chacabuco 1054, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Funky nd Fun

My hostel is close to this little restaurant and I have eaten there five times already! Decent steak for the price I paid. Mostly locals eating there so you know its good. They tend to undercook a bit, so ask for your steak "lomo a punto" The red table wine is a deal too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Billy C
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Houston, Texas
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La Plata, Argentina
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really in my way to everywhere since it was only 1min from El Sol de san telmo, where I was staying. However, even if it was a very basic place I should also mention that the meat there was quite good.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My hostel is close to this little restaurant and I have eaten there five times already! Decent steak for the price I paid. Mostly locals eating there so you know its good. They tend to undercook a bit, so ask for your steak "lomo a punto" The red table wine is a deal too!

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Thank Billy C
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Great place for rest with excelent and cheap food, perfect atmosphere make 3 guys working here...and old school tv with live football!

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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

A very cheap option in San Telmo, with good and fast food. It's a really small place with no tables, but worth visiting if you are traveling on the cheap and want to avoid McDonald's

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Its a good place when you have no much money and want to eat a lot. Its not clean as it should but the food is delicious and the service they offer is incredible.

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Gualeguaychu, Argentina
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It is located 100mts from El Sol de San telmo were I usually stop each time I go to BA. Is a very small shop we I usually by a steak sandwich to take away. The ecuation is very simple, good food, very reasonable prices and very kind people (also owner Chicho working there)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

This is the perfect little place to have a stress-free cheap lunch or quick dinner bite washed down with an ice cold beer in the heart of San Telmo, when you dont want the whole formal restaurant scene. Simple but great sausage and bread and hamburgers with a few choices of home made sauces to add some spice. Happy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chacabuco 1054, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighborhood: San Telmo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

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Staying in San Telmo

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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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