8 Best Street Food Markets In Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Sin Yee
Sin Yee 

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina is a dream vacation spot for those who are in love with the rich, vibrant and well-preserved European culture. Not only is it the birth place of tango, Buenos Aires is also the land of world-class opera and theatre. If you are there, you should totally explore their dynamic food culture! Let’s forget about the usual restaurants and fresh cuts of beef for now. If you want to explore the city like a local, you’ll be pleased to know that Buenos Aires is really well-known for their street food so it is a must to visit a few street food markets while you are there! In this article, let’s explore some of the best street food markets in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1. The Buenos Aires Market

San Telmo Market, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 14th. Jan. 2011
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Known as one of the biggest market fairs in the city of Buenos Aires, The Buenos Aires Market is held only a weekend per month at different locations within the city. For the health addicts, you’re in for some goodies because this market specialises in huge varieties of organic and healthy food! Expect to find lots of different oils, spices, baked goods and even cheeses! Don’t worry if you are not into these raw ingredients because there will also be wide arrays of trendy gourmet food stalls specialising in raw food and vegan dishes. The best part of the market is that admission is free, so remember to visit The Buenos Aires Market on an empty stomach!

The Buenos Aires Market

Address: Av. Dorrego 1650, C1427 CCN, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2. Mercado del Progreso

DefPuebloCABA - Mercado del Progreso (2)
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Mercado del Progreso is located in the Caballito neighbourhood, and this iconic market has been standing strong since its founding in 1889. Experience the rich heritage and culture in the market as there are still lots of well-preserved details from the earlier times. Aside from the typical fresh meat, vegetables and other local produce, you can also expect to find fine, traditional Argentinian bars, pizzerias, and wineries. There are stalls like the Market Bakery Progress and Tortíssima offering traditional baked goods like puddings and sweetbreads.

Mercado del Progreso

Address: Av. Rivadavia 5430, C1424 CEW, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Website: Mercado del Progreso

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 1pm, 5pm - 8:30pm; Sat: 7:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 8:30pm (Closed on Sun)

3. Mercado Andino de Liniers

food markets in buenos aires | mercado andino de liniers

Mercado Andino de Liniers is a market that consists of several blocks of streets that are swarming with shops and street vendors. Walk through the streets that are filled with traditional folk music playing on the speakers. Smell the fragrant aroma from food stalls selling wonderful, traditional Latin-American food. If you are a lover of sweets, give the salteña a try! It’s essentially fried sweet dough filled with sweet or spicy meat stew. Your tastebuds are going to burst with joy! Remember to buy some spices because Mercado Andino de Liniers is also one of the largest spice markets in Buenos Aires.

Mercado Andino de Liniers

Address: José León Suárez 200, C1408 FND, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Website: Mercado Andino de Liniers

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 8pm; Sun: 8am - 5pm

4. Feria de Mataderos

Buenos Aires: Feria de Mataderos
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Feria de Mataderos is a weekly market operating mainly on Sundays. Located an hour from the city centre, we are telling you that Feria de Mataderos is totally worth the journey. The market is sprawling with rich Argentinian culture without the tourist crowds. When you are there, savour and bite into the piping hot empanadas. You’ll also find impressive selections of cheeses, olive oils, wines and liqueurs! This traditional market also showcases performances that include Argentinian cowboys showing off their horsemanship and dancers dancing to traditional folk tunes. This will definitely be a trip worth remembering.

Feria de Mataderos

Address: Av. Lisandro de la Torre, Av. de los Corrales y, 1440 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Website: Feria de Mataderost

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 8pm; (closed Mon - Sat)

5. Feria Puerto Madero

Feria Puerto Madero is an outdoor flea market tucked behind the modern skyscrapers in Puerto Madero. Aside from the usual food stalls, you can also find stalls selling second-hand products, musical performances, and traditional carnival games at this market. For the foodies, the main highlight of this lesser-known market would be the barbecue food stands located along the grassy boardwalk!

Feria Puerto Madero

Address: Av. Lisandro de la Torre, Av. de los Corrales y, 1440 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Website: Feria Puerto Madero

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 8pm (Closed on Mon - Sat)

6. Mercado San Telmo

Mercado San Telmo, Buenos Aires 20181103 170744
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Mercado San Telmo might very well be one of the most famous markets in Buenos Aires. This large-scale market was built in 1987 and was declared a national monument in 2000. It is a popular destination among tourists because of its classic, traditional vibe along with their stunning cobblestone streets. There is also a large selection of antique stores for you to choose from. If you’re tired from all the shopping, you can stop by the food stalls for some traditional street foods like the mouthwatering empanadas and choripan. After all the eating, remember to wash everything down with a cup of aromatic Colombian coffee.

Mercado San Telmo

Address: Bolívar 970, C1066AAT, C1066 AAT, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Website: Mercado San Telmo

Opening hours: Mon: 10am - 9pm; Tue - Fri: 10:30 - 9pm; Sat: 9am - 10pm; Sun: 9am - 8pm

7. Feria Masticar

food markets in buenos aires | feria masticar
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Feria Masticar is an annual fair organised by Argentina’s local culinary group, A.C.E.L.G.A. This is definitely not your typical street market because you can expect cooking classes, workshops along with all those stunning food stalls. You’ll be in for a crazy gastronomic experience. You can also find high quality artisanal food products such as honey, cheeses and fruits. One highlight of the market is the fresh, seasonal local produce. Get ready to impress your guests with these unique, delectable raw ingredients if you are a seasoned home chef.

Feria Masticar

Address: 199, C1426AYC, Conde 101, C1426AYC CABA, Argentina

Website: Feria Masticar

8. Gastronomada Food Trucks

The food truck culture is bustling in recent years, and we are loving it! Gastronomada Food Trucks is a fairly new concept in Buenos Aires. This food truck market operates every Saturday and Sunday in Puerto de Olivos, where more than 50 food trucks come together, creating gastronomic adventures for their visitors. If you are an adventurous foodie and you love trying out the latest food trends, this hip market is for you!

Gastronomada Food Trucks

Address: B1636DWK, DWK, Juan Díaz de Solís 2599, B1636 Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Website: Gastronomada Food Trucks

Opening hours: Fri: 6pm - 11:30pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 11:30pm (Closed on Mon - Thu)

Buenos Aires is a street food haven

We’ve reached the end of the article, and you should realise that Buenos Aires is actually quite a foodie haven. Although there are lots of fine bars and restaurants within the city, you should still give their street food markets a visit. These are the places where you can find the most authentic food and experience the rich local culture.

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Sin Yee is a small-business owner, freelance writer and a content creator. I formulate all-natural, synthetic free skin & body care products at Basic Theory but I love sharing my thoughts and...Read more

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