We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (731)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“indoor market”(11 reviews)
“sunday market”(12 reviews)
As featured in A day in Buenos Aires
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Defensa 963, Buenos Aires, Argentina
El Centro (Downtown)
+54 9 11 4314-0133
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Mercado de San Telmo
from US$118.00
More Info
from US$30.00
More Info
from US$72.00
More Info
Reviews (877)
Filter reviews
125 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews indoor market sunday market stalls selling san telmo food stalls bustling market large market vegetable stalls vintage clothing tourist souvenirs wrought iron leather goods cool stuff antique stores interesting shops empenadas collectibles
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 125 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Typical “mercato rionale” with food shops and little restaurants. A flavour of other times. It is very similar to the same we have in Italy in some town and in Berlin.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Agi94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If making your way to Buenos Aires, don’t miss the San Telmo mercado. Huge variation of foods and stalls. Beware - it’s busy with both locals and tourists, but worth the wait for food if you can stand crowds. Also beware your bags, don’t take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jazziejem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A completely varied range of shops and stalls within a large covered market area, midway along 'Defensa'. Very interesting to peruse and shop here. A handy public toilet is there too. Often very crowded. Of historical interest. Don't miss it if you're in the San...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very neat market and should definitely strollby if you’re in the area. the market is a mash up all kinds of stuff - food, coffee/drinks, market/groceries, dolls, antique stores + more!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michaelangelo22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have just left the police station after being robbed leaving the San Telmo Market. They ripped a watch right off of my husband’s arm (he’s 6’1” and 200lbs) during the attack before hopping on the back of a passing motorbike... in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank _Kismet_B_2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Argentina they say that 5,000 phones per day are stolen. Markets like this one are like honey to bee thieves and should be avoided at all costs unless you are prepared to dress down like a poor local. Do not carry a camera, it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rupertcringe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some wanted to hit the San Telmo street market on Sunday which is not high on my list. However the lure was we would also check out Mercado San Telmo for lunch. The street market walk was worth the trek given the wonderful Mercado San...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BradM57
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Since some time wherever I go, I go to the local market. I just love the vibe it has. You can choose from different stalls to eat and to drink and just be with the locals. This market is no exception. There are many types...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sunflower983
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Classic argentinian market with some very good looking small restaurants and another shops. Interesting vintage shops.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank angelgher
Reviewed 25 December 2018

Definitely a place for foodies and shoppers. Get your fill of snack food or sit down at one of the many places to eat in this indoor marketplace. There are also many shops with antiques and collectibles.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jerry G
View more reviews
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San
Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made
Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many
different cultures: a true child of immigration, much
like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after
dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both
locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee
hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
Nearby HotelsSee all 444 nearby hotels
Hotel Bolivar
87 reviews
.03 miles away
Anselmo Buenos Aires, Curio Collection by Hilton
628 reviews
.08 miles away
Mansion Vitraux Boutique Hotel
484 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel Carly
56 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6,588 nearby restaurants
Coffee Town
368 reviews
.02 miles away
Un Dos Crepes
90 reviews
.02 miles away
Pedro Telmo
134 reviews
.02 miles away
Nuestra Parrilla
91 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,042 nearby attractions
Feria De San Pedro Telmo
1,487 reviews
.09 miles away
Plaza Dorrego
598 reviews
.11 miles away
Paseo de la Historieta
469 reviews
.05 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
27 August 2016|
Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
I guess the main market should be open everyday. After that, people in the street selling stuff as "garage market", probably only on Sunday or public Holliday.
Google Translation