Recommended foodies at San Telmo
Banco Rojo is the king of the fried empanada. It is also the king of delicious pittas, tacos, burgers and beers. With new extended premises, it’s one of the most hopping haunts in San Telmo, full of locals and drop-ins and an awesome mural on the back wall of the outdoor patio.
Bolívar 866, Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4362-3177
Rivalling Banco Rojo for San Telmo’s cool crown is Chin Chin, a corner joint that has an eclectic menu, with everything from curry to barbeque ribs and coleslaw. It’s super popular and can be hard to get a table, but order a beer and soak up the neighborhood atmosphere as you wait on the corner and watch San Telmo go by.
A firm favourite with those who value ambience, full-flavored food and reasonable prices, the tiny nook of El Refuerzo is a French-Argentine fusion restaurant that ranks on many locals’ top ten lists in the city. Portions are generous and rich, and the small menu varies daily. Go early as there are a limited number of tables. Great date spot.
Bringing the taste of Vietnam to San Telmo, this casual restaurant is perfect for a quick bite with friends or as a place to while the night away with a feast of pho or Vietnamese sandwiches – all washed down with crisp craft beer from the taps. Friendly staff and a quirky interior make this Oriental restaurant a popular spot for locals, expats and tourists alike.
Bolívar 970, Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4555-6523