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La Pergola de San Telmo

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Anselmo Aieta 1075 | Sector Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4362-5364
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Halifax
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909 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a really old restaurant has a great old Buenos Aires style. The food I was ok . They also have free Tango shows..the schedule is posted on a board in front.

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Huntington Beach, California
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555 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were jet lagged. We couldn't check into the hotel. This was the closest restaurant. I didn't like the Empanada de carne (25 pesos) or the pizza (190 pesos). This was a mistake.

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Thank charles6346
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It's a terrible tourist trap, the food was uneatable, the service really poor and everything from dishes to cloth napkins of poor hygienic standards... do yourself a favor and don't waste your money there, you'll regret it.

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Thank oesteflan
Sydney
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Definitely one to avoid!! We should have walked out once we got inside, but we stayed. We were seated upstairs in the pergola, everything quite dirty. Food was absolutely terrible, cold and obviously old! Despite being told the bread service was free, it appeared on the bill (60 peso) - after much argument and refusal to pay they took it... More 

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Thank Declan_Sydney
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013 via mobile

It is really a poor place. Too much staff not doing what they should (many people and still a poor quality of service).beef was ok, but it is hard to spoil Argentinian beef, wine too expensive and of a poor choice. First tango we saw was a piece of .... . Three dances, lack of feelings, dancers seemed to be... More 

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Thank Malgorzata D
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012 via mobile

We should have walked out, but didn't. Sitting by the free tango show in the plaza the table they offered us had fresh bird poop on it...took 5 minutes to clean and that was only spreading it around the table. We decided since it was dusk it was getting cold and asked for a table inside, we were offered the... More 

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Thank WillTravel4Food-AZ
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

This was a terrible place too eat. Food was poor and meat very dry. They said tango show would start at 8 we left at 10 and the show did not even start. Very poor place

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Thank SiasSuurd
London
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

went here this evening. Sat in a great spot upstairs overlooking the plaza with excellent view of the dancers. But that's it. Had the pasta salad which came without some of the ingredients and half an hour after my partner's dinner! waitress was pleasant and obviously embarrassed. waste of time, money and calories!

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Thank OlivertheDog
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

Ate here on Jan 1st during a day tour of BA. Not many choices open due to Holiday but wish we had tried elsewhere. Service was very slow although the poor waitress wasn't the problem. Food terrible. Wish we had checked this out prior to sitting down. Don't waste your time. Tango dancers were only saving grace.

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Thank Steve G
Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

this resto is without any doubt the worst tourist trap I experienced in Southamerica.... stay away from that place. Ugly food (old, dry meat, dry bread, french fries in a hundred year old oil, brown salad), slow service, problems with paying by credit card. Incredible dirty kitchen (I had a loook while trying to pay with credit card). If you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Argentinian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anselmo Aieta 1075 | Sector Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4362-5364

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Neighbourhood 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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