Buenos Aires - Palermo
Palermo is a district of Buenos Aires.
Palermo covers a large swath of residential Buenos Aires, including Palermo Viejo, Palermo Alto, and Palermo Chico as well as Palermo Park. Palermo Viejo is a large area that can be further subdivided into Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. Palermo Hollywood is home to the trendiest restaurants in Buenos Aires.
The Green Line of the Subte stops at Scalabrini Ortiz or Plaza Italia for Palermo Viejo and the parks. Get off at Palermo for Palermo Hollywood and Ministro Carranza for Palermo Alto.
Take any bus to Plaza Italia and you'll be in the heart of Palermo.
- Palermo Viejo - Old part of Palermo. Most of Palermo is filled with high apartment buildings, Palermo Viejo is the only part of the district which has low houses and a more "tranquilo" feel to it. It has also become extremely trendy with many bars, restaurants and designer boutiques.
- Bosques de Palermo - Palermo is famous for its parks. Go take a nice stroll!
- Palermo chico - Expensive (very elite) area of Palermo where many diplomats and VIPs live. Near important places such as the American Embassy.
- Libertador - Huge avenida with expensive and snooty cafes.
- Avenida Santa Fe/Alto Palermo - Shopping
- Jardin Botanico - Great place to go for a taste of Buenos Aires. The quintessential "cat" garden is also filled with many flowers and a 19th century glass house.
- Palermo Las Canitas - The most exclusive and beautiful side of Palermo, and even inside of this sub-neighborhood, there is "La Imprenta" a couple of city blocks, with axe in migueletes and maure streets. Las Canitas remarks: It's an area with lots of nice restaurants, parrillas (Argentinean beef), sushi, specialized/ ethnic restaurants (Thai, Mexican, Greek, lyrical, custom, international, Chinese, Italian, French, German, etc). Modern buildings, nice cars on the streets, upscale people, in general it's quiet especially during daylight. Close main avenues are Libertador Ave. and Luis Maria Campos. El solar de la abadia shopping mall has also cinema, food court and cloth as any shopping mall. Outdoors close to Las Canitas: Golf course, polo fields, race, Palermo lakes, bosques de palermo (crossing Libertador Ave).
- Behold the Floralis Generica, a giant mechanical sculpture of a metallic flower which closes when the lights of the day disappears.
- Go to the zoo!
Books in Spanish from the book fairs in Palermo.
Arts and crafts, mate cups, jewelry and lots of leather goods (somewhat cheap)at many other fairs on Saturdays and Sundays throughout Palermo.
Palermo is crawling with restaurants, cafés, and parrillas. Almost every intersection has a restaurant on at least one corner, and often three or four. Most cafés have outdoor seating and serve staples such as thinly cut steak sandwiches (lomitos), ham croissants (media luna) and malbec wine.
- Prȧna, El Salvador 5101(in Palermo Soho at Uriarte), ☎ 4773-2538, . Vegetarian café and eatery attached to a yoga studio. If that makes you think "bland and preachy", think again. The sandwiches and salads are flavorful and fresh, the clientele is young and hip, and there's no sitar music on the PA. Grilled veggie burger and completa salad are very good.$10-25.
- La Dorita, 1905 Costa Rica(at Honduras), . There are two sections of this restaurant, one on both sides of the street. An outstanding Parilla, excellent selection of beef and sausages. Wine is outstanding and cheap (20-70 pesos), and the service is great too. If you can stomach it after so much quality beef, the crepe desserts are outstanding. Worth every peso, not that you'll need to spend many for what you receive!
- Cumana, Rodriguez Peña 1283 (w/ Santa Fe), ☎ 4813-9207. Native Argentinean food, tamales, empanadas, different stews. They also have mate w/ toasts in the afternoon. It's usually crowded with young people. Prices are really cheap (tamales 6$, stews 6-8$, 1lt beer 8$)15$.
- Cluny. A nice restaurant with French-Argentinean fusion cuisine.
- La Cabrera, (corner of Thames and Cabrera). Excellent Argentine steak house, great service, serves tapas style veggie platters along with your steak.
- Marini Buffet, Santa Fe at Scarabrini Ortiz. Some would say its one of the best buffets in the world and not to be missed. Steaks, Pork Ribs, Sushi, Pasta, Pizza, Pastries, Dessert, Cheese and Fruit.$12.
- Cadereyta, Nicaragua 5802, ☎ 4775-9777. Excellent Mexican meat and fish dishes in a fun space. Small outside courtyard. Bar
- Le Restó, Montevideo 938, ☎ 4816-6711. Lunch daily and dinner on Thursday and Friday. Call to reserve, since it's really small (just 8 tables). There are 5 menus, vegetarian, white meat, fish and red meat (3 steps for 55$-75$)
- Sudestada, Guatemala 5602(corner of Fitz Roy). Asian fusion dishes from Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. Exotic twists on Argentinean meats including beef, pork, and rabbit. Vegetarian friendly. Reservations recommended
- Miranda, Costa Rica 5602(corner of Fitz Roya), ☎ 4771-4255. High-end but friendly parrilla shows off the best of Argentinean meat. Pasta dishes, grilled vegetables, and salads for the side or a meal.Meat dishes AR$30.
Stop at any cafe for a espresso, cafe con leche (milk) or cortado.
- Sonoman Bar y Resto Fitz Roy 1655 @ Honduras - Pretty hip and trendy bar with loads of Argentines dancing and drinking the night away till around 6am on weekends (maybe later who knows). There's a restaurant as well as an outside area, but you can smoke inside and outside, so prepare!
- Bar Uriarte
- Olsen Gorriti 5870. Argentinean and Scandinavian unite in this quintessential design-obsessed bar and restaurant. Come for the finely crafted furniture and oh-so-perfect lighting, stay for the Northern European inspired food and designer vodkas.
The Palermo Soho/Viejo area is home to some of the trendiest small boutique hotels in Buenos Aires. These hotels offer the amenities of their larger international chain counterparts, plus a more personal style of service often at a fraction of the cost.
- Borges Design Hostel, Paraguay 4539(A few blocks off Plaza Italia), ☎ +54 114774 6910(email@example.com), . Clean, kitchen, bar, small patio.ARS 30 (Dorm) - 90 (single with bathroom).
- La Casa Fitz Roy Hostel: Fitz Roy 2461 ; tel: +54 (11) 4777-3454. (Station Palermo) Palermo Hollywood. This hostel is very clean, open areas, has free internet facilities and WiFi. housekeeping 7 days a week, shared kitchen ;locker & Transfers & Spanish lessons (extra fee), dorm: 23/26 pesos (8.00 USD) members/nonmembers, Doubles (14 USD),Single (23USD) Includes breakfast and linens. 
- Venite a Casa ! Costa Rica 5791, Palermo Hollywood, +54 (11) 4776-2380.  Breakfast, WiFi, shared kitchen, TV, DVD, library, PCs, Terrace, BBQ grill, housekeeping, lockers.
- Casa Alfaro Bed and Breakfast, Gurruchaga 2155 - Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires Argentina, ☎ +5411-4831-0517, . Casa Alfaro B&B is an 11-room bed and breakfast located in Old Palermo. A large house with rooms named after the color of their walls, Casa Alfaro adds a touch of class and comfort to homey Argentinean accommodations. Best rates on official website start at US$35.
- BA Soho Rooms, J.A. Cabrera 5004 2º B, (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Two Suites & Three Double Rooms with WiFi, Cable TV, AC.US$65/75 & US$35/45/55.
- Hotel Home Buenos Aires, Honduras 5860 - Palermo Hollywood, (email@example.com), . An amazing modern yet warm boutique hotel that has won several design awards. Also contains a bar that is very popular on weekends and features DJs. Wonderful spa also on site. Wi-fi, cable TV, AC and breakfast are included in the price.US$100-225.
The Splurges in this barrio are small, design conscious, boutique hotels and B&Bs.
- 1551 Palermo Boutique Hotel.
- Vain Boutique Hotel, Thames 2226/8, . WiFi and Jacuzzis in Palermo Viejo.
- Synergie Hotel Boutique Located in Palermo Soho. Offers stylish, ultramodern rooms and suites, room service, Wi-Fi, and airport transfers.
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