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“Great fair-great prices and come hungry”
Review of Feria de Mataderos

Feria de Mataderos
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San Telmo and Mataderos Fair Tour in Buenos Aires
Ranked #96 of 849 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Owner description: A local festival of food, art and dance, which takes place every Sunday and on holidays.
Reviewed August 25, 2009

I do trips to this fair in my Lincoln Town car all the time and my customers love it! You want to get there before 1:30PM because that's when the free folklore shows start, then after is the gaucho competition, where the gauchos have the horses at full speed and try to put their sword through a tiny ring. The food is GREAT and at locals prices, but the lines can be a little bit long. A good try is Argentine Locro, a country stew. The arts and crafts are excellent and best of all the prices are at locals levels-not inflated. There are also regional artisan foods for take home with free sampling. If you only have one Sunday here, best to see the San Telmo antiques fair early in the AM, then hire a private driver for the Mataderos, if you don't want to do public transit nor trust an unknown cab. (The ride will take you through some questionable areas) What makes this fair so special is it is a way to be be in the country while still be in the city, and take in some gaucho culture with the locals. It is not a tourist trap. Photos here http://babouti.blogspot.com/2009/07/feria-de-mataderos-july-5-2009.html
Fred in Buenos Aires www.silverstarcar.com

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Reviewed November 23, 2008

We visited the Feria de Matadoros today with some doubts as to whether it was a worthwhile use of time to travel so far. I reasoned that if it was disappointing we could always go back to San Telmo that we enjoyed on our first Sunday in BsAS. Our fears were even re-enforced as we entered the first part of the Feria and we could easily have turned back. But we persisted and were really glad that we did. At the heart of the Feria there was a band playing on a small stage with people dancing. Not professionals. no one hustling for money or to invite you to their restaurant as in La Boca but just local people enjoying themselves. The fair is quite extensive with lots of small stalls selling all sorts of locally produced goods at reasonable prices. We only saw one stall selling hats in complete contrast to markets in town! This is a great place to go to buy presents and gifts that are not mass produced for tourists. Leather bags, knives, jewelery, knitwear, wooden items, even orchids - and hats! There is something for everyone.
A small part at the centre is the focus for food but there are also many restaurants and bars around the square. At one of the stalls (the furthest from the stage when we were there) we had the best Empanadas that we have tasted.
To get there, go on the metro to Plaza Vineyes at the end of line E and take a 10 minute taxi ride. We came back by bus that is quite easy as the destinations are clear (we took line 92 to Tribunales de Retiro) and got out in Plaza San Martin. It is a long way and going to the Feria by bus might be difficult unless you can speak enough spanish to be sure when to get out.
It takes about 40 minutes either way from the centre of town.
A great Sunday trip out.

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Reviewed September 15, 2008

I went to Bs As last August and I have heard about this fair before. This time I had time to go there and check to my self. It´s a great place to go and spent a day. Autentic argentinean program, much better than San Telmo.
If you are in Bs As or planning to go there, try to keep Sunday as a free day and go there. From center of the city it´s not more than 40 minutes by subway and then a taxi. Take the subway and go to Plaza de Los Virreyes station and from there take a taxi (no more than 10 minutes) to the fair. All drivers know the place.

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Reviewed December 30, 2007

I had a great time here, planning to go back to the feria, Excellent restaurantes, vendors and fun. A must see

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