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Top Choice Chinese in The Chaco


A real treat and a bit of a surprise considering the location. Out near the airstrip, the Meshin serves probably the best Chinese buffet in the country.
Museum in The Chaco

Fortín Boquerón

Fortín Boquerón is the site of one of the decisive battles of the Chaco War (1932–35). There is an excellent museum as well as a graveyard of the fallen and a gigantic monument constructed from the original defenses…
Museum in Filadelfia

Colonist's Museum

The creaky wooden building that houses the museum is the original colony headquarters. It's filled with a bit of everything, from information about Mennonite history to handmade flamethrowers for combating locusts a…
Museum in The Chaco

Museum of Mennonite History

An excellent little museum and tourist information center, in a complex of pioneer houses, with an interesting display of original photographs and documents chronicling the colony's history. Its next to the town's C…
Museum in Filadelfia

Jakob Unger Museum

The flash new natural history museum, named after the famous Mennonite naturalist, is stuffed with taxidermied animals.
Lake in The Chaco

Campo Maria

Zoo in The Chaco

Proyecto Taguá

Supermarket in Filadelfia

Cooperativa Mennonita

It's worth a trip to the gigantic, well-stocked Cooperativa Mennonita supermarket. It's amazing how much you can fit under one roof, but you may find yourself the only person paying; the Mennonites deal in credit mo…
Brazilian in Filadelfia


Girasol is a good option that serves delicious all-you-can-eat Brazilian asados.