Top things to do

Top Choice Market in El Bolsón

Feria Artesanal

Local craftspeople sell their wares at this market, along the eastern edge of Plaza Pagano, which boasts over 300 artists, who make and sell everything from wooden cutting boards and handcrafted mate (a bitter ritua…
Top Choice International in El Bolsón

La Gorda

This is El Bolsón's don't-miss eating spot. Huge portions of delicious, well-prepared food in relaxed, stylish surrounds. Good vegetarian options, a couple of Asian dishes, fine cuts of meat and some interesting sid…
Ice Cream in El Bolsón


The most dependable confíteria (cafe offering light meals) in town serves up all your faves with some El Bolsón touches (such as homemade bread and strawberry juice) thrown in. The daily specials are always worth ch…
Fast Food in El Bolsón

La Salteñita

For spicy northern empanadas, try this cheap rotisserie.
Parrilla in El Bolsón

Las Brasas

The finest parrilla option in town. Las Brasas’ signature dish is Patagonian lamb, but it offers other parrilla favorites, plus a variety of trout dishes.
Argentine in El Bolsón

Otto Tipp

After a hard day of doing anything (or nothing) there are few better ways to unwind than by working your way through Mr Tipp’s selection of microbrews. Guests are invited to a free sampling of the six varieties and …
Argentine in El Bolsón

Patio Venzano

On sunny days you’ll want to arrive a little early to guarantee an outside table. No surprises on the menu (pasta, parrilla), but the atmosphere’s a winner.
Bar in El Bolsón

Barr 442

This venue doubles as a disco on Friday nights and often has live music on Saturday nights.
Arts & Crafts in El Bolsón

Monte Viejo

Quality ceramics, woodcrafts, silver and Mapuche textiles.
Pizza in El Bolsón


Excellent thin-crust pizzas like you’ve probably been craving and a vaguely Irish-pub atmosphere. Around midnight the town’s teen population rolls in and the party really starts.