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“A bar with bags of atmosphere”
Review of Hipopotamo Bar

Hipopotamo Bar
Ranked #556 of 4,844 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Argentinian, Bar, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Neighbourhood: San Telmo
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A bar with bags of atmosphere”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We wanted to find a typical Argentinian corner bar and we were luck that Hipoptamo was exactly that. It feels as though the bar hasn't changed in years. Good beer and tapas style food. Populated with real characters, including slightly grumpy waiters!
We loved it.
(Great '80s music too!)

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Pandyand
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English first
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great little bar”
Reviewed 29 March 2013 via mobile

Popular with the local crowd, this is a good, value for money bar with some quirky decoration which adds to the atmosphere. I found the service above average.

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Thank Tony B
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washington, dc
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116 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Popular!”
Reviewed 6 March 2013

We stayed just down the street and noticed that this place was always pretty busy. Cool building with nice corner location. Eventually we ended up there for a meal. Service was fine, food was average. Price less than the better places down Caseros street - but quality less also. Very popular with locals apparently. Probably known as a reliable neighborhood restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank glover
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great pub grub with atmosphere”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We really enjoyed this cafe - its history and the atmosphere in watching the locals in the evening. Food is pretty good for the prices, salads and hamburgers were filling and the artisanal beer reasonable.
We found service fine if not always smiling - although I speak Spanish fluently but we were recognised the second time we went in.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank NiaNat
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Boston, MA
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Disappointed.”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Poor food & service. The pasta was simply awful, and our server was not interested in our satisfaction.

Visited November 2011
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Thank BostonTravelerBoston
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