Where to Eat in San Antonio de Areco: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 19, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

A compact small town nearly 70 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, San Antonio de Areco is in the heart of the Argentine Pampas region. It’s a great 1½-hour day trip by car or bus from Buenos Aires—or the perfect jumping-off point for those who choose to visit at a nearby estancia, or a traditional large rural ranch and estate. Major attractions here include the colonial sights of San Antonio de Areco itself, the Museum of the Gaucho (which celebrates Argentine cowboys), and a variety of estancias themselves, which are located within two hours of San Antonio de Areco. If you don’t feel like planning your own itinerary, several tour and travel companies will coordinate your visit and arrange your estancia stay.
Things to do in San Antonio de Areco

1. Bar Tokio

Calle R D Arellano 152, San Antonio de Areco B2760AED, Argentina Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations Bar, Cafe, Argentinean Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +54 2326 45-3759
Excellent
20%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 472 reviews

Bar Tokio

Reviewed By TravellerRoy - Buenos Aires

Delightful corner café and bar with small patio and historic interior. Serves breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with local specialities. Reasonably priced and a great atmosphere with good service.

2. El Batara

Calle R D Arellano 59, San Antonio de Areco B2760AEA, Argentina Takeout Argentinean Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +54 9 2326 65-4983
Excellent
55%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

El Batara

Reviewed By Roger M - Allen Park, Michigan

Trading on the Italian heritage of de Areco, El batara could pass muster in Florence. It offers dine-in service on rustic wooden tables--seats about 16 total. The menu features a variety of cheeses and the Argentine version of Italian salamis, pancettas, prociuttos on fresh baguettes. It is available as a Sandwich (45 pesos) or as a meat-cheese variety platter that serves two for 75 pesos. Cold beer or soda available at reasonable prices. For an appetizer, don't miss the the home-made empanadas (12 pesos each). Great place for lunch where you can easily get out for less than US $5, empanada and soft drink included. Had lunch there twice during our visit to San Antonio de Areco.

3. Almacen de Ramos Generales Restaurant

Calle Zapiola 143, San Antonio de Areco B2760CVC, Argentina Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 2326 45-6376
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 637 reviews

Almacen de Ramos Generales Restaurant

Wonderful food, reasonable prices, good service.

Reviewed By Jesusmiguel58 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Very touristic place in a touristic village like San Antonio, food is OK, appetisers (blood pudding) was good, my roasted beef was just normal, matambre was very juicy and tasty, desserts were good and the general atmosphere was fine as expected in this old and traditional restaurant, I think there are more genuine places in this town but all in all a safe place for a good lunch.

4. La Esquina de Merti

Ruiz de Arellana 149, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations Bar, Argentinean Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +54 2326 45-6705
Excellent
26%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 504 reviews

La Esquina de Merti

Reviewed By TravellerRoy - Buenos Aires

Located on the central plaza this charming old building is still very well preserved. Light breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are inexpensive. Popular with the locals especially for late afternoon drinks.

5. Chocolateria La Olla de Cobre

433 Matheu, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina +54 2326 45-3105
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 703 reviews

Chocolateria La Olla de Cobre

Reviewed By soniawasabi - Buenos Aires, Argentina

I had read Tripadvisor suggestions before arriving to San Antonio de Areco so I knew I had to go to La Olla de Cobre.
I am a chocolate lover so I went at noon. They close between 1 and 3 PM.
There is always a line but staff is friendly and fast. NO credit card!!!
They sell wonderful alfajores and good chocolate in boxes.
It is a nice souvenir to take back home.

6. Boliche Bessonart

Zapiola y Segundo Sombra, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Argentinean, South American Dinner, Drinks
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 267 reviews

Boliche Bessonart

Reviewed By Bovone - Brooklyn, New York

The most genuine pulperia in the centre of town. Young crowd fills up the place until late hours. You feel like you are in the 19th century.

7. La Arcadia

Calle Alsina 6, San Antonio de Areco B2760ACB, Argentina Reservations Argentinean, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 2326 45-4271
Excellent
30%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 174 reviews

La Arcadia

Reviewed By TravellerRoy - Buenos Aires

We went to this restaurant for my birthday dinner and it was perfect. The menus was extensive, food was excellent, portions were generous, service was fast and efficient and the prices were lower than usual. I had the beef de lomo brochette and my partner had fish in a four cheeses sauce. The entrees, beverages, wine, cost only 300 pesos about us $20 including gratuity. Highly recommend for good food and service in San Antonio de Areco and it is located beside the river parkland.

8. La Vieja Soderia

Calle Bolivar 196, San Antonio de Areco B2760AKF, Argentina Cafe Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Excellent
30%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 119 reviews

La Vieja Soderia

Reviewed By Harvey C - Nairobi

Love this ancient corner bolicho. Coffee, media lunas, sandwiches de migas, diarios, decent internet and regular neighbourhood clientele. Soda siphon theme is catchy, with some interesting pieces on the shelves. A comfort cafe.

9. Cuatro de Copas

Calle Alsina 346, San Antonio de Areco B2760ACH, Argentina Reservations Spanish Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
61%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Cuatro de Copas

Reviewed By Maria-Seba - San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

Average drinks in an old colonnial house. The place is really nice decorated and the staff is very kind. It's ideal for late drinks with couple or friends.

10. Rossita Restaurant

Calle San Martin 326, San Antonio de Areco B2760CJH, Argentina Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Argentinean, Italian, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 2326 45-6539
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

Rossita Restaurant

Reviewed By Harvey C - Nairobi

if you want an excellent break from the estancia routine of beef and more beef, try this new little fusion restaurant in town. A starter of seared salmon with a spicy sweat-sour sauce makes a great change from chorizos, and there are an interesting range of pasta, fish and, of course, meat dishes. Let's hope this chic newcomer, one of the several signs of the recent gentrifying of the pueblo, can make a go of it in a town where empanadas and pizzas tend to dominate the menu.

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