Top things to do

Top Choice Plaza in San Telmo

Plaza Dorrego

After Plaza de Mayo, Plaza Dorrego is the city’s oldest plaza. It dates to the 18th century and was originally a pit stop for caravans bringing supplies into BA from the Pampas. At the turn of the 19th century it be…
Top Choice Market in San Telmo

Mercado de San Telmo

This market was built in 1897 by Juan Antonio Buschiazzo, the same Italian-born Argentine architect who designed Cementerio de la Recoleta. It occupies the inside of an entire city block, though you wouldn’t be able…
Top Choice Market in San Telmo

Feria de San Telmo

On Sundays, San Telmo’s main drag is closed to traffic and the street is a sea of both locals and tourists browsing craft stalls, waiting at vendors’ carts for freshly squeezed orange juice, poking through the antiq…
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 Cafe in San Telmo

Bar Plaza Dorrego

You can’t beat the atmosphere at this traditional joint; sip your submarino (hot milk with chocolate) by a picturesque window and watch the world pass by, or grab an outdoor table next to the busy plaza. Meanwhile, …
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 …
Archaeological Site in San Telmo

El Zanjón de Granados

One of the more unusual places in BA is this amazing urban architectural site. A series of old tunnels, sewers and cisterns (built from 1730 onwards) were constructed above a river tributary and provided the base fo…
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…
Cocktail Bar in San Telmo

Doppelgänger

At this cool, emerald-hued corner bar you can count on being served a perfectly mixed martini. That’s because Doppelgänger specializes in vermouth cocktails. The lengthy menu is full of creative concoctions: start w…