Eating outdoors in Buenos Aires

Eating outdoors in Buenos Aires, a beautiful plan to enjoy a great gastronomic plan.

Buenos Aires is a beautiful and immense city, full of activities to do. One of the many things they pay a lot of attention to in this city is gastronomy. The variety of menus and places to eat is endless.

In turn, there is a plan for each style of traveler and here we want to bring you the best options for Outdoor Eating in Buenos Aires.

Puerto Madero Brewery Port (Puerto Cervecero Madero)

eating outdoors in buenos airesIt is an open-air bar in the heart of Puerto Madero. With a great variety of menu, a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors.

It has a beautiful view of the river, which will make you have an amazing time, both day and night.

You have many means of transport to get there, in addition they’re pet friendly, so you can be accompanied by your pet!

In this bar, you will be able to find a wide variety of craft beers, with the best view of Buenos Aires.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 5pm to midnight.

Located in the North Dock, of the Port of Buenos Aires. You enter through Cecilia Grierson 400, corner of Juana Manso.

Here we leave you their Facebook page, since they do not have an official one, so you can be informed.

In this other note, you can find other activities to do in Puerto Madero.

 

Paseo de la Infanta

eating outdoors in buenos airesIt is the gastronomic pole and center of attraction of the Palermo neighborhood.

With a strategic location, a few meters from the Rosedal and forming part of the Bosques de Palermo, there are endless bars and restaurants for all tastes and styles. The property has 36 thousand square meters of surface and is under the tracks of the Mitre Railroad.

Here, you will discover an all-time plan, since it lights up day or night and they have a running schedule. So, if you decide to go to the Bosques de Palermo to spend the day, the finishing touch can be a dinner in one of these beautiful places in the open air, so as not to cut off the satisfaction of a whole day outside!

There are many means of transport that will be able to bring you closer to this fantastic gastronomic center.

In this note, you will be able to see what else you can do in the Palermo neighborhood, in case you want to plan a whole day and end it with a good dinner.

 

Patio de los Lecheros

eating outdoors in buenos airesIt is a gastronomy space, located in the Caballito neighborhood.

Just 30 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires, its premise is to spread quality gastronomic culture and live music.

During the weekends, you can enjoy live bands.

Its location is in Av. Tte. Gral. Donato Álvarez 175 (and Bacacay street).

On its official website, there is no information about the new protocols on the global situation of COVID-19, so we believe that their hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. At the moment, they are handled without reservation.

Here we leave you their website so that you can be in direct contact.

 

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Floralis Generic

Floralis Generic, an imposing sculpture in the Palermo neighborhood.

It is a metal sculpture 20m high, which is located in the United Nations Square.

floralis genericDonation made by its author, the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano.

Its structure is made of stainless steel and aluminum; and its weight is 18 tons. It is the first sculpture that has movement, which is controlled by a hydraulic system and photoelectric cells.

It receives the name of Floralis Generic, in homage to all flowers. For this same reason, it is a reflection of the dynamism of our time. According to its creator, the word Floralis means that it belongs to the flora, and Generic is due to the concept of “gender”, so it represents all the flowers in the world and not one in particular.

floralis genericIts magic lies in its electrical system, which manages to automatically open and close the flower petals, depending on what time of day it is. During the night, the flower closes containing a red glow inside, and then opens in the morning of the next day. This mechanism is the same that closes the flower in moments of strong winds, simulating the process of nature.

Every morning it opens at 8am and closes at sunset, which is a schedule that varies according to the season of the year.

During the year, there are only four nights of special days when it remains open: May 25 (Argentine Revolution Day), September 21 (Spring Day in Argentina), December 24 and 31 (Christmas and New Years) .

We leave you here a note so you can see more options to enjoy Buenos Aires outdoors activities!

And in this other note, we tell you what you can do in the Palermo neighborhood.

Here we leave you the location so you can go visit this beautiful sculpture.

Lezama Square (Parque Lezama)

Lezama Square (Parque Lezama), the most luxurious green space in the city of Buenos Aires.

lezama squareIt is a traditional walk in the City of Buenos Aires. Located in the San Telmo neighborhood, on the border with La Boca and Barracas, between Defensa, Brasil, Av. Paseo Colón and Av. Martín García streets.

Headquarters of the National Historical Museum, which used to be the home of one of its many owners, Gregorio Lezama.

A characteristic of this place are the tree-lined avenues, the ravine that falls towards Martín García and Paseo Colón avenues, and its beautiful amphitheater with stone steps.

Some historians maintain that this space is the old Puntas de Buenos Aires, where Pedro de Mendoza made the first foundation of the city in 1536.

The land belonged to different owners during those years, until, in 1857, Gregorio Lezama bought it.

He imported exotic trees and plants, European landscapers designed one of the most luxurious private gardens of the time, and also transformed the mansion.

Upon his death, Lezama’s widow sold the land to the commune in 1894 on the condition that it become a public walk with her husband’s name.

lezama squareIt has several sculptures, monuments such as Pedro de Mendoza, a viewpoint and a fountain.

In front of the Lezama Park, is the Russian Orthodox Church, on Brasil Street. Easily recognizable by its Muscovite style and blue domes. It is a work of the architect Alejandro Christophersen.

On the intersection of Brasil and Defensa streets, there are two notable bars in the city which are El Británico and El Hipopótamo. Two great options to eat and enjoy a little more about the typical history of Buenos Aires.

Undoubtedly, this huge space is ideal for you to spend a day outdoors, to fill yourself with fresh air and walk all its corners.

In addition, you have many other attractions nearby that you can read in this note!

And if your plan is to enjoy more green spaces, we leave you this other note where we provide you with a list so you can enjoy Buenos Aires outdoors!

 

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San Martín Plaza

San Martín Plaza, one of the oldest in the city of Buenos Aires, in the heart of Retiro.

It is one of the few green spaces where several historical events took place.

In 1807, a combat was carried out, which ended in victory. In 1812, San Martín installed the barracks of the Horse Grenadier Regiment, so in 1878, before the centenary of his birth, he was commemorated by giving his name to this beautiful and enormous space. In 1942 it was declared a Historic Place of the city.

san martin plazaThe renowned landscaper Carlos Thays, was the one who incorporated new plant species. In addition, this space has large monuments and sculptures, which you will easily find. One of the most impressive is the one dedicated to General San Martín and the Armies of Independence.

It also has a play area for the little ones and many benches where you can sit and enjoy its many pine, willow and palm trees, a variety of plants and birds; and plenty of green space to throw down a blanket and improvise a fun picnic.

It is the lung of Retiro to cut with the bustle of the downtown area of ​​the city.

In front of the Plaza San Martín is the Museum of Arms of the Nation and the Military Circle, on Av. Santa Fe.

san martin plazaDue it is located in such a central place in the Retiro neighborhood, you will find many bars, breweries, restaurants and kiosks, so any plan to walk to Plaza San Martín is good.

It is a very well located area, to be reached by any means of transport. Subway line C has direct access to the plaza and the Museum of Weapons, so you must get off at the Gral. San Martín station. Also, you will find many bus lines that bring you closer to this beautiful square. And, if you dare to go by bike, you have several streets with a bike path for safer transport, since the area is quite crowded because it is part of the downtown area of ​​the city.

In 2009, the exhibition “Culture for Peace” was held, with 140 sculptures of bears 2m high, each one, painted by an artist from the 140 countries of the United Nations. In 2011, Marta Minujín, a renowned Argentine artist, installed the “Torre de Babel”, a 25m spiral-shaped work consisting of 30,000 books in different languages.

Don’t miss out on enjoying this beautiful space in the middle of the city of Buenos Aires!

 

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Sarmiento Park

Sarmiento Park, a huge and beautiful place, a little further from the busiest neighborhoods.

sarmiento parkThis big park is a meeting point, celebrations and sports activities.

In the heart of the Saavedra neighborhood, it is one of the few parks that has so many sports facilities. With soccer fields, handball, paddle ball, Olympic pools, beach volleyball, athletics and much more!

If your idea is to have a sports day, with plenty of space and nature around, this is the place for you!

 

sarmiento parkAlso, you will find grills available, in case you want to have a gourmet lunch made by you!

Sarmiento Park, occupies an area of ​​70 hectares, and has several activities that take place within the park, such as hockey, tennis, gymnastics and athletics schools.

If you dare to go cycling, it has a 3.000-meter bike path so you can continue enjoying within the same park.

It is located on Av. Dr. Ricardo Balbín, very close to General Paz. You will find several buses that bring you closer, but no subway goes here, so its accessibility, from the busiest neighborhoods, is not so simple. It is located on the border between the Capital and the Province of Buenos Aires.

Entrance is free and open!

As in all green spaces, we ask you to take your garbage and deposit it in the nearest bin to take care of the facilities together.

In this note, we leave you all the information to be able to enjoy Buenos Aires outdoors!

Here we leave you its exact location, so you can see how to get there:

Rivadavia Park

Rivadavia Park, in the heart of the Caballito neighborhood, is like its green lung of pure air. Cut with the structure of so many buildings.

rivadavia parkHere, you will find a large fair for used books, records and magazines available every day of the week. And, to keep in mind, you will find the cheapest prices!

Rivadavia Park has 6 hectares in total, with large sculptures and has a playground for the little ones. On weekends, you can also find a specific event such as outdoor classes or some fairs.

It is ideal for a day of relaxation in the grass, a picnic and enjoying a great walk!

Rivadavia Park is also the birthplace of the neighborhood’s athletes, so you are going to bump into several walkers and runners.

In addition, you will find bars and restaurants for all tastes around you or a couple of blocks away. 4 blocks from Rivadavia Park, is the renowned Caballito Village, which has movie theaters, places and food places. Given the situation of COVID-19, their entry and stay is based on current protocols.

rivadavia parkInside, you will find an imposing monument to the Liberator Simón Bolívar, as well as the Monument to the Mother of Luis Perlotti.

Admission is free, but it has an opening hours from 8am to 9pm, every day!

 

 

In this note, you’ll find more places to go and have a great day in Buenos Aires outdoors!

We share you the right location:

Centennial Park (Parque Centenario)

Centennial Park (Parque Centenario), a meeting point for any meeting that arises in the Almagro neighborhood, the batucada area, outdoor sports, training sessions, mates in front of the lake and a thousand other activities.

centennial parkIt is a very busy green area, located on the main avenues of the neighborhood: Av. Díaz Vélez and Av. Ángel Gallardo.

Here, you will meet many people all day at any time! But, don’t worry, you will always find a place where you can have a little peace.

In Parque Centenario, you will find during the week, the book fair and, on weekends, a craft fair is set up with a variety of items.

Inside the park there is also the Museum of Natural Sciences, where you will be able to find different samples and attractions, depending on when you go. Here we leave you their website to see the grid of activities.

centennial parkAdmission is free and open, with an opening time at 6am that lasts until 10:30 pm.

It is the coveted place in Almagro for physical activities, so pay close attention until you find a little place to sit, because many cyclists, runners and compulsive walkers will pass by you! In addition, it has a sports plaza, skate park and much more!

 

In this note, we leave you a section of all the parks and green spaces so that you can plan a beautiful day of picnic and sun!

Here we share you the exact location:

Carlos Thays Park

Carlos Thays Park, in the heart of Recoleta and very close to many other activities, which we tell you in this other note to enjoy Buenos Aires outdoors!

This large park has 4500m2 (more than 4 hectares), and bears this name in honor of the well-known Landscape Architect Carlos Thays.

parque carlos thaysA characteristic that distinguishes it and differentiates it from the other parks is that it is one of the few that has a great variety of sculptures. Here, you will find outstanding works by great and well-known artists such as Marta Minujín (“United Nations“); the plastic artist Fernando Botero (“Male Torso“); the Italian sculptor Alejo Afani (“Pro National Culture“); among many others.

Entrance is free and open!

Located on Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Callao, it is very close to some bars to enjoy a picnic in the open air and, later, to be able to go for a drink in the same area. Also, it is a few steps from the Law School, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Floralis Genérica and the Recoleta Cemetery.

It is truly a beautiful green space to enjoy a bit of the outdoors, close to many other attractions so you can plan a whole day in Recoleta. For more information, read this other note about this magnificent and picturesque neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

carlos thays parkWhat we do ask you is that, if you consume something in the park, then take your garbage to the nearest bin, to preserve the place. Preserving green spaces is everyone’s job!

 

BONUS TRACK:

-Don’t let his name confuse you! There are other spaces that bear the name of this renowned landscaper, such as the Botanical Garden.

-Here we leave you the map so you can see where it is and everything that you have nearby!

Buenos Aires Outdoors Activities

The city of Buenos Aires has many attractions, activities and must-see places. On this occasion, we want to bring you several plans to enjoy a day outdoors in this wonderful city!

We prepare a list of several parks and squares for you to enjoy, depending on the area you are going to visit. We already brought you the option of the Tigre in this other note, but, now, we want to focus more on the capital of this great city…

Get ready to have an updated list of beautiful green spaces to live Buenos Aires outdoors!

Palermo Woods (Bosques de Palermo)

buenos aires outdoorsAn immense place, surrounded by trees, paths to carry out different physical activities, or simply go around the lake and enjoy a little peace.

In the heart of one of the largest neighborhoods that Buenos Aires has, you are going to love visiting this space of giant vegetation!

Within the Bosques de Palermo you will find the Paseo del Rosedal (here you can see our note about the Rosedal), and the well-known Planetarium!

But these are not its only attractions, you can do the type of physical activity you want, or if you prefer, enjoy a delicious craft beer in the open air. Sure, it is an area surrounded by bars!

Entrance is free and open. It has several streets to enter, but the most common are Av. Sarmiento and Av. Libertador.

The reality is that you have many meters to walk and go!

Close to the Bosques de Palermo, just a couple of blocks away, you will find the Ecoparque. Here we leave you a note about this space!

Japanese Garden

buenos aires outdoorsIn the heart of Palermo, and very close to the Palermo Woods, you will find this typical Japanese-style Garden. Without a doubt, you are going to fall in love with this place, so we recommend you go with time and early, to be able to spend several hours inside.

Although the space is not as big as the rest of the spaces that we comment you in this note, this one in particular will make you want to go through it more than once and enjoy each step.

Not only are its trees charming, but all the typical structure of Japan will amaze you. Another note of color is that in the lagoon you will find the typical Koi fish.

Inside the park you will find many attractions, for which we leave you this note with all the details of this fantastic place!

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Garden has 3 visiting shifts. Here we leave you their website so that you can purchase the tickets and have the information about the protocols to follow.

 

Botanical Garden

buenos aires outdoorsIf you like plants, trees and vegetables, this place is ideal for you! It has more than 7 hectares and is the cradle of 6,000 plant species. The good news is that, as you walk through the Garden, each species has its name so you can learn them!

Located on Av. Santa Fe y República Árabe Syria, it is an immense space of pure air, ideal for a day of walking, relaxation and learning.

It has many attractions, which we detail in this note here!

Entrance is free and open.

On Mondays it is closed for cleaning and specific care. Then, in the summer season (September 22 to April 21) it opens Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. While in winter season (April 22 to September 21) Tuesday to Friday open from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Here we leave you their website so you can have all the updated information!

 

Floralis Generic

buenos aires outdoors

Metal sculpture 23 meters high, weighing 18 tons. It was a gift to the city of Buenos Aires from the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano.

Located in Av. Figueroa Alcorta, it was inaugurated in April 2002.

It is a giant flower made of stainless steel, aluminum and reinforced concrete. Look towards the sky, and through an electrical system, it opens and closes its six petals depending on the time of day.

It opens every morning at 8am and closes at sunset, at a different time depending on the season of the year, due to the availability of sunlight.

The description of its name is: Floralis, which belongs to the flora (flowers), and Generic for the word “gender“, that is, it represents all the flowers that exist. For this reason, its system emulates the behavior of a natural flower.

Here we leave you a note with all the information about this beautiful and huge sculpture!

 

San Martín Square

buenos aires outdoorsIn the heart of Microcentro (Retiro), you will find this imposing Plaza. Very close to the Retiro station, renowned for many historical events that occurred there.

It has a playground for the little ones; and many meters for the delight of being able to read a book under a tree, enjoy an ice cream on one of its beautiful benches, or simply go for a walk along all the paths it has.

It’s really huge and full of beautiful trees, so its variety of birds is high as well.

It’s a great way to cut off and isolate yourself a bit from the noise of cars on Av. San Martín.

In front, you will find several cafes, ice cream parlors and kiosks, in case you need food to throw a blanket on the grass and just enjoy the day.

If you go by subway, line C has the “San Martín” station that leaves you right at the direct exit to the Plaza. If you use line E, you should get off at “Retiro” Station. Also, there are many bus lines that reach here.

It has free and open entry.

 

Ecological Reserve

buenos aires outdoorsIt is one of the largest urban reserves in Latin America.

Located in the neighborhood of Puerto Madero, it is in what is known as Costanera Sur.

It has 350 hectares, with more than 2,000 species of animals that vary in birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and a variety of native vegetation.

The entrance can be from Viamonte street, or, also, from Brazil.

Ideal if you want to walk a bit in the middle of pure nature! It is a space that cuts with the bustle of the city and manages to isolate you, to immerse yourself in a large forest with many trails with viewpoints to the Río de la Plata.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It does not open on rainy days.

Here we leave you a note about this beautiful green space!

 

 

Lezama Park

buenos aires outdoorsLocated in the neighborhood of San Telmo (almost La Boca), this immense park is one of the most named.

It has several sculptures and many meters to place you wherever you like. Also, you will find an amphitheater, a fountain and, depending on the day you go, a great fair.

Around it, you will find several bars, many of which have the Take Away option so you can improvise a picnic outdoors!

Entrance is free and open. You can enter by Av. Brasil or by Defense. And then, you can walk through the Defense fair and visit all the Antiques stores that this picturesque neighborhood has, as well as getting to know the notable bars.

Here we leave you a note of the best still lifes in Buenos Aires for you to guide!

And in this other note, you will find all the details of this great green space!

 

BONUS TRACK:

In addition, we leave you a list of some parks that you can enjoy in different neighborhoods:

-Almagro: Centennial Park (Parque Centenario)

-Caballito: Rivadavia Park

-Recoleta: Carlos Thays Park

-Saavedra: Sarmiento Park

 

Map of Attractions

Devaluation of the Argentine Peso

Devaluation of the Argentine Peso, a situation that makes Argentina become cheap for tourists, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Argentina begins to be a source of conversation among tourists, since, for some years, the costs of vacationing were moderate to high compared to the rest of Latin America.

From successive devaluations, which have not yet ended, it is becoming more and more attractive to vacation in Argentina.

devaluation of the dollarWhereas, in 2016, the cost of a coffee in Buenos Aires was the same as in Monaco (about 2 euros); At the end of 2020, a coffee was available in Buenos Aires for 70 euro cents.

The need for foreign currency is such that the Argentine government surprisingly decided to open the borders of neighboring countries to attract tourism since November with a minimum of requirements against the COVID-19 virus.

It is important to clarify that there are 2 different quotes, a formal one, where the exchange office gives half the pesos to the tourist than what an informal exchange (or Blue value) would do. This is due to a doubling of the value of the currency, since the government intends to pay less pesos in exchange for dollars, to get the difference. Namely, the euro does not have an informal format.

The post-COVID-19 situation still does not have a clear end, and the over-issuance of Argentine pesos to be able to subsidize affected sectors augurs an absolute certainty of an even greater devaluation of the peso in this new year.

This situation creates a unique atmosphere for the tourist who dares to travel, since hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions will seek to compete for foreign currencies in order to continue subsisting and further reducing the costs of tourism in Argentina.

Here we leave you an official website for the formal and informal exchange rate (in the case of USD) to see the value of the different foreign currencies in an updated way.