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Bar Plaza Dorrego San Telmo

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San Telmo
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Humberto Primo 424 y Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4361-9133
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

VERY cool old bistro on the square. Classic table service (one waiter takes care of the whole place). Old pictures of celebrities adorn the walls. Old time decor. Classic little spot. Sit down, relax, let the world pass by. Sandwiches were good. Beer (Chop) was cold, tasty and hit the spot. Perfect after a day of walking.

Thank John G
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy a really authentic local bar, cafe and restaurant. Skip the Starbucks in the opposite of the street and go to this place to enjoy your coffee, drink and food. Very nice atmosphere, nice people and great food. You cannot miss it. ;-) Enjoy!

Thank Luneo
Olympia, Washington
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336 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The first time we were here, we each ordered ham and cheese sandwiches. Each order was actually two thin sandwiches...which was entirely too much, especially when they were just okay. We brought the leftovers home. Today we stopped there because I saw a woman in the window drinking a peach shake. I echoed her order and was not disappointed. My... More 

Thank Cathy C
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153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We undertook a walking tour of San Telmo and at the end of this we sat down for a quick drink in this bar. Felt really relaxed and full of atmosphere. We had a nice bottle of red as well as. Couple of local beers. Drop in, sit down, have a drink, relax

Thank BarnsburyTraveller
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

You feel as in the 50th. Nice old bar. Really al looks here as there was no evolution during the last 70 years.

Thank oldpapaatje
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I went there with four friends on a Saturday evening to have a classic snack or "merienda". The quality of the waiter service left much to be desired. The croissants were of a very low quality taking into account that Buenos Aires is the city with the best croissants in Argentina. The coffee with milk came with sugar so we... More 

Thank LErrante
Glossop, United Kingdom
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487 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant authentic retro bar on Calle Defenso. Good for a coffee stop to watch the world go by. Nice little almond biscuits gratis.

Thank kuepper
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I ate at this restaurant on August 24, 2016 for the first time. To be honest, I first visited on August 23rd but the restaurant is CASH ONLY. I had just arrived on August 23rd late at night and did not have Argentine pesos yet. I returned the next morning on August 24th for breakfast of Coffee and 3 croissants... More 

Thank SergioFW
Miami, Florida
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Our Finance Director in Argentina recommended that I visit this bar because of the authentic nostalgia associated with the establishment. Have to say that the locale did not disappoint, felt like I was being transported back to yesteryear and some black and white Fellini movie from the 1950s (wrong country I know). Highlights: just walk through the door and the... More 

Thank Esteban_Griffiths
London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stop by after a long walking tour. What a classic cafe. Had cafe and medialunas (sweet and savoury). The cafe is filled with history and had lots of posters to remind the guest of the olden days.

Thank StephNgoi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Argentinian, South American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Humberto Primo 424 y Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4361-9133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Telmo

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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