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Top Choice Monastery in Santa Fe

Convento y Museo de San Francisco

Santa Fe's principal historical landmark is this Franciscan monastery and museum, built in 1680. While the museum is mediocre, the church is beautiful, with an exquisite wooden ceiling. The lovely cloister has a rea…
Top Choice International in Santa Fe

La Boutique del Cocinero

This innovative, welcoming chef-driven restaurant has an open kitchen right beside the dining area and a sociable vibe. On Monday it offers a set house meal while on Tuesday and Wednesday it serves a set Italian mea…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Fe

Museo Histórico Provincial

In a lovable 17th-century building, this museum has a variety of possessions and mementos of various provincial governors and caudillos (provincial strongmen), as well as religious art and fine period furnishings, i…
Argentine in Santa Fe

Nesta

The hippie decor and inviting rear patio of this handsome house in a quiet leafy barrio make a welcome evening retreat. A small but interesting menu of tacos, salads, pizzas, vegetarian options and a couple of well-…
Square in Santa Fe

Plaza 25 de Mayo

The center of colonial Santa Fe is a peaceful square framed by fine buildings. The vast Casa de Gobierno was built in 1909 and replaced the demolished cabildo (town council building), seat of the 1852 constitutional…
Argentine in Santa Fe

El Quincho de Chiquito

This legendary local institution is the place for river fish, on the costanera 6km north of downtown. There are few frills and no choice: four or five courses of delicious surubí, sábalo or pacú are brought out; you…
Argentine in Santa Fe

Restaurante España

This hotel restaurant on the pedestrian street is a lovely space, with high ceilings, attentive waistcoat-and-tie staff and an old-fashioned feel. There's a huge menu that covers the range of fish (both locally caug…
Museum in Santa Fe

Museo Etnográfico y Colonial Provincial

Run with heartwarming enthusiasm by local teachers, this museum has a chronological display of stone tools, Guaraní ceramics, jewelry, carved bricks and colonial objects. Highlights include a set of tablas – a colon…
Brewery in Santa Fe

Patio de la Cerveza

Part of the Santa Fe brewery opposite, this picturesque beer garden has its lager piped across the road via a 'beerduct' bridge. It's a great outdoor setting for liso, as draft beer, traditionally served in 8oz cyli…
Middle Eastern in Santa Fe

Club Social Sirio Libanés

Hidden down a passageway leading to a gym, this large dining hall is packed with tables and offers tasty, well-prepared Middle Eastern–style dishes as well as river fish, pasta and parrilla options; it’s a pleasingl…