San Antonio de Areco

San Antonio De Areco is a picturesque colonial town, dating from the early 18th century. Known for its gauchos and silverware, you can spend your days walking around the cobbled streets stopping at little coffee shops and restaurants, or visiting a few of the small museums.

 Be warned though, the whole town shuts for a siesta from around 12 until 5 so none of the shops are open!

For lunch we stumbled into this really rustic looking bar and ordered a platter for two which contained various meats, cheeses, olives and bread. There were a couple of gauchos hanging out and we loved the décor inside.

In the evening we visited a restaurant we had been recommended called Rossita. We ordered calamari for starter and a steak each for main. The standard of the food was excellent and at an even cheaper price than in Buenos Aires. We couldn’t believe that a meal in a fancy restaurant, with starters, steak mains and two bottles of wine came to less than £40!

We were sad we only had two days in this lovely little town. Our Argentine adventure had come to an end but we had a great taster of what this beautiful country has to offer.


  • pursuitofanewadventure January 29, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    This is amazing! I can’t wait to go. My Argentine adventure is only in Buenos Aires but gosh, the rest of the country- maybe I’ll go back one year for the rest! 🙂 I go in 2.5 weeks omg!!!!

    • travelchowdown January 29, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Ah exciting! Yeah we definitely want to go back and explore Mendoza and Patagonia, enjoy your trip 🙂

  • denise gittens January 30, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Great once again fab pictures . Food looks so good!!!!! Xx


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