La Flor de Barracas

Historic bar that has withstood changing times

Present in tours


Towards the end of 2009, a sign on facade of this historic cafe announced the two-floor building was for sale. Neighbours feared the worst: that the building would be demolished and this century-old cafe would be lost. 

However, a local businesswoman stepped in and saved the historic site. The cafe is now one of the more than 70 listed bares notables, or historic bars, in the city.



Claridge Hotel

Hotel bar redolent of old English clubs.

Confitería del Hotel Castelar

Popular meeting place for cultural figures in the 20th century.

Don Victoriano (formerly El Gato Negro)

Cosy cafe and spice shop that takes visitors on a journey through time and space

El Faro

Traditional 1930s cafe.

El Hipopótamo

With a strategic location in the neighbourhood of San Telmo, this bar offers warmth and good service.

El Querandí

Classic tango-orientated bar dating back to 1920.

El Viejo Buzón

Neighbourhood bar with a lot of character

Esquina Homero Manzi

Cafe where the great poet Homero Manzi wrote the tango Sur

Hotel Alvear bar

One of the city's most traditional and distinguished bars

La Biela

Historic cafe, with a motoring pedigree.

La Embajada

Traditional store in historic Monserrat.