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LocalAventura Tour: San Telmo Market and Parrilla Tour
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San Telmo Market and Parrilla Tour

Taste classic Argentine dishes at three local restaurants

2.5 hrs

Buenos Aires

1 ~ 12

Medium content


Parrillas are Argentine restaurants offering the most traditional cuisine. While most visitors to Buenos Aires only dine at the most touristy spots, this tour will take you off the beaten path to the city's most cherished and delicious gems. Experience authentic flavors of Argentina with Local Guide Santiago, an Argentine food expert, as you visit three hole-in-the-wall, local restaurants in San Telmo.

Tour this neighborhood, rich with Argentine tradition, and experience its historic architecture and famous food market, Mercado de San Telmo. On this perfect tour for an authentic taste into Buenos Aires daily life, you'll get to taste Argentine delicacies while learning about the country’s culture, history, and cuisine in a relaxed and social environment.


  • Meet your Local Guide at the first restaurant of the tour, "Pedro Telmo".
  • At this neighborhood institution, you will taste some of the best homemade empanadas in the city.
  • Next, you will explore the Mercado de San Telmo and learn about the classic foods and ingredients of Argentina.
  • In the market, Santiago will take you to his favorite place for choripan, a classic Argentine street food.
  • Your main stop for the afternoon will be at one of the best and oldest Buenos Aires parrillas to try provoleta, two cuts of steak, salad, and Argentina’s famous wine, Malbec.
  • Finish the day at one of the city's delicious artisanal ice cream shops, or heladerías.

Available days

Monday and Wednesday

Eligibility criteria

  • This tour is suitable for all ages! 

What's Included

  • Food tastings at each restaurant
  • Artisanal ice cream 
  • Argentine wine at each restaurant stop 
  • Bilingual tour guide 

What's not included

  • Transportation: pickup and drop-off


  • Please let your Local Guide know at least 24 hours in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.
  • Come hungry!
  • This tour runs at 12 pm on Monday and Wednesday. If you wish to attend a tour on Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday, check out Santiago's parrilla hop in Palermo! 


Learn a New Skill Good for Groups Family-Friendly



Raised in a traditional Italian-Argentine family, food was always the centerpiece of my upbringing. As a kid, my family would get together every week for a big traditional asado (Argentine barbecue). When I was finally old enough, my father and grandfather would pull me into the kitchen or the yard where we were cooking the meat, and teach me all the traditional techniques. Those days, learning to cook with my family, were some of my happiest memories as a child.

Eventually, I left my small suburb to move to Buenos Aires for university. In the big city, I got to step outside of my Argentine bubble and meet people from all over the world. As I met more and more travelers, I noticed that they struggled to find the best, most authentic restaurants in the city. By only going to the touristy places, they were missing out on a crucial part of the Argentine culture. I realized that the best places were hidden to tourists, and only locals really knew where to go. I wanted to lend a hand and show travelers how amazing Argentine food really was. I decided the best way for me to do this would be to host restaurant tours of the city, and take them to the best, off-the-beaten-path, local spots. 

I’ve been taking travelers to the most traditional, hidden spots for over five years now, and it still makes me so happy to share this part of my culture with travelers from all over. My hope is that my guests will return to their countries and spread the word that Argentina has some of the best food in the world! Because, well, it's true. 

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