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Top Choice Italian in Mar del Plata


You have two dining choices here. Up front is the craft cocktail bar where they rotate four platos del día, at fixed and affordable prices. However, you'll need to step a bit further off the street and into the ston…
Top Choice Cafe in Mar del Plata

Crucoli Caffe

This dreamy little cafe in Los Troncos is like a portal into the brain of artist, designer and baker, Maria Bertone. She has crafted or painted everything on the walls – the mermaids and sailors, the sailboat napkin…
Top Choice Fusion in Villa Gesell

Castillo de Ilusiones

Come to this funky, colorful dining room in the lobby restaurant of a condo tower, for an ever-changing international fusion menu courtesy of an inventive chef, Patrick Lechner. He rose to Argentine prominence thank…
Top Choice Argentine in Pinamar

Los Troncos

In business for four decades, this beloved backstreet eatery is often packed with locals even in low season. There's a casual but convivial old-school ambience, and the menu includes everything from roast meats to s…
Top Choice Seafood in Villa Gesell

La Ventola

Tucked away in tiny Cariló, here's a locally beloved fish house, famous for its platters of grilled seafood, piled with salmon, sea bass, shrimp, mussels and calamari. It also does paellas, pastas and roast chicken …
Top Choice Port in Mar del Plata

Puerto Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata is one of Argentina’s most important fishing centers. Its port area, 8km south of the city center, is worth a visit, though public access to the jetty – and its graveyard of ruined ships, half-sunken a…
Top Choice Historic Building in Bahía Blanca

Museo Taller Ferrowhite

Ferrowhite is the kind of ghostly landmark you see from far away and no matter how eerie, you can't stop yourself from inching closer and closer. The castle-like power plant, built by Italians in the 1930s, sits bes…
Top Choice Argentine in Bahía Blanca


Located in a lovely 19th-century corner building, on a side street a few blocks south of the main plaza, the menu features Spanish- and Italian-inspired Argentine classics. There's a good wine list and a number of b…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Bahía Blanca


If you're after craft beer and cocktails made with high-end spirits, find this sleek spot with wood-paneled walls and a granite slab bar. The attached restaurant is also popular, but the bar is where you want to be.
Lake in Mar Chiquita

Albúfera Mar Chiquita

Fed by creeks from the Sierras de Tandil and sheltered by a chain of sand dunes, the lagoon Albúfera Mar Chiquita alternately drains into the ocean or absorbs seawater, depending on the tides. This creates a unique …