Restaurants

Top Choice International in San Telmo

Café San Juan

Having studied in Milan, Paris and Barcelona, TV-chef Leandro Cristóbal now runs the kitchen at this renowned San Telmo bistro. Start with fabulous tapas, then delve into the grilled Spanish octopus (AR$1100), molle…
Top Choice International in San Telmo

El Banco Rojo

A San Telmo youth magnet, this trendy joint serves up sandwiches, falafels, burgers and tacos, as well as a range of beers and spirits. Try the empanada de cordero (lamb turnover) if they have it. This place, Banco …
Argentine in San Telmo

Cafe Rivas

On a picturesque San Telmo corner looking out onto cobblestone streets is this fabulous restaurant with an immaculate wooden interior that oozes timeless charm. Open all day, it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner wi…
Argentine in San Telmo

El Refuerzo Bar Almacen

The small dining room fills up quickly at this almacén-style restaurant. There's an excellent wine list to match the menu of top-notch dishes written on blackboards on the walls – think cured meats, cheeses, homemad…
Argentine in San Telmo

El Refuerzo Provisiones

Grocery store–style restaurant serving wholesome pastas, casseroles, salads, cured meats and cheeses. Its sister restaurant, El Refuerzo Bar Almacen, is located just around the corner.
Argentine in San Telmo

Pulpería Quilapán

Get a taste of life in the rural pampas without leaving the city at Pulpería Quilapán, a former colonial-era house that has been transformed into the kind of bar that's traditionally frequented by gauchos. Typical A…
International in San Telmo

Origen Café

Modern but unpretentious, this stylish corner bistro spills out onto the wide sidewalks; snag an outdoor table on a sunny afternoon. The creative menu features health-conscious dishes from stir-fries and whole-wheat…
Parrilla in San Telmo

Lo de Freddy

Near the entrance to San Telmo market is this hole-in-the wall parrilla serving some of the best-value choripanes (sausage sandwiches) and vaciopanes (beef sandwiches) in town. It's a rustic joint with just one benc…
Argentine in San Telmo

Bar El Federal

Dating from 1864, this historical bar is a classic, with original wooden features, black-and-white floor tiles, and an eye-catching antique bar and cash register. The specialties here are sandwiches (especially turk…
Pub Food in San Telmo

Chin Chin

Covered with a mishmash of colorful murals, this corner bar with grungy vibes and craft beer on tap has been making a name for itself as the place to go for flavorsome, good-value bar food. Generous sandwiches serve…