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Defensa 695 | San Telmo, Argentina
4342 3700
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9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 am
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Toronto
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We only stopped here for a couple of drinks, I just loved the place for its atmosphere. The black and white tiles and the high ceilings give it an air of very old school Buenos Aires bar. They do have a cocktail menu that looked interesting but when we visited the barman hadn't showed up so no one else knew... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a Great place right on the corner so good people watching, the food was delicious, service friendly and quick but not rushed and very reasonably priced

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Thank John M
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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256 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

A typical old bar in the centre of the city, with good service, excellent picadas, and good location in Defensa Street. IdeAl for a Sunday when the market is at its peak. They take credit cards.

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Thank ceci1967
East Sussex
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347 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We went in here twice in the afternoon on a weekday. We loved the quirky old decor, and the fact that it was full of locals. You can stay as long as you like when it's quiet like this, and it is a great place to people watch out of the window. The waitresses were lovely both times. We ate... More 

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Thank Sally W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Full of locals, decently priced, large portions, friendly staff, open till late,large selection of drinks, and most importantly, good food both meat and non meat options

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Thank Faru L
Tromso, Norway
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Situated in San Telmo, straight by the Sunday market, this café has soul. It is a charming place, has a varied menu with reasonable prices and wifi. The staff was friendly and effective.

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Thank StineMilla
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We were seeking out to try a legendary Argentinian steak. It is a lovely family owned place with a sampling of a traditional food, my steak was a bit too dry and over cooked but in all over it is a nice place to indulge ourselves into some local cousin.

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Thank Liebermann A
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Randomly rolled through this place while waiting for the interminable passage of time that is the prelude to BsAs boliches opening... Felt like I was thrown back in time, and it was really cool. Given the ambience, I decided to go for some traditional fernet drinks, which don't taste so great, but when in [BsAs]

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Thank Ben K
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We came here because it was one of not so many places open on Sunday night. The "Greek" salad was not really Greek, but was excellent never the less -very fresh and interesting. The "fish of the day" was grilled salmon, and it was by far the best fish we've had in Argentina. The steak (Lomo) was predictably good as... More 

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Thank Elena S
Bethesda, Maryland
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266 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stumbled onto this bar while walking through the San Telmo Flea Market. The beautiful wood paneling, the antique metal work remaining from an old pharmacy, and good food and wine combine to make this a really special place to visit

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Thank Bethesdashrink

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Argentinean, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Defensa 695 | San Telmo, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Central Argentina  >  Province of Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: 4342 3700

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