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Top Choice Italian in Mar del Plata

Tisiano

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 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…
Beer Hall in Mar del Plata

Pueblo

Thanks to a recent change in ownership, there's a youthful crowd and free-flowing cerveza at this stylish pub with a corrugated facade and a cool, front door that rolls open to expose the pub directly to the street.…
Seafood in Mar del Plata

La Marina

You won't find seafood any fresher or more affordable than at this down-to-earth place a few blocks inland from the entrance to the port. In business since 1957, its specialty is the delicious cazuela especial La Ma…
Clothing in Mar del Plata

Casa El Gaucho

A gaucho-themed shop stocking leather goods galore, as well as ponchos, scarves, handbags, some nice shoes and berets – not to mention some lovely artisan necklaces as well as rope, saddles and stirrups. Family owne…
Cultural Center in Mar del Plata

Centro Cultural Villa Victoria

Victoria Ocampo, founder of the literary journal Sur, hosted literary salons with prominent intellectuals from around the world – Borges, Le Corbusier, and Rabindranath Tagore were among more distinguished guests – …
Tower in Mar del Plata

Torre Tanque

This interesting medieval-style water-storage tower, atop Stella Maris hill, was finished in 1943 and is still functioning. It's 88m high (that's 194 stairs), but has just two floors! The top floor is glassed in, bu…
Bar in Mar del Plata

La Bodeguita del Medio

A classic rum-soaked dive, named after one of Hemingway’s favorite haunts in Havana, serving famously delicious mojitos (choose among seven varieties), Cuban-inspired food and occasional live music.
Bar in Mar del Plata

Antares

The cool microbrewery minichain has multiple locations in Mar del Plata; this one, in Barrio Los Troncos is arguably the most popular. Come for a variety of craft beers on tap, plus excellent pub food and a lively l…