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La Covacha de Chicho

#1,488 of 4,005 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
San Telmo
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Chacabuco 1054, Buenos Aires, Argentina
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This place was next to our hostel and we ate there a couple of times. The meat is nicely cooked and the owners are very sweet people. Always ask for the dish of the day. We had the chicken there once which was delicious!

Thank Betta_Italy_1987
Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This place has delicious meat. I definitely advise this place for a Choripan, the prices are correct and the service is really friendly.

Thank bperes1991
La Plata, Argentina
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

It was really in my way to everywhere since it was only 1min from El Sol de san telmo, where I was staying. However, even if it was a very basic place I should also mention that the meat there was quite good.

Thank Teresa A V
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

My hostel is close to this little restaurant and I have eaten there five times already! Decent steak for the price I paid. Mostly locals eating there so you know its good. They tend to undercook a bit, so ask for your steak "lomo a punto" The red table wine is a deal too!

Thank Billy C
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

Great place for rest with excelent and cheap food, perfect atmosphere make 3 guys working here...and old school tv with live football!

Thank matcha777
Campinas, SP
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129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

A very cheap option in San Telmo, with good and fast food. It's a really small place with no tables, but worth visiting if you are traveling on the cheap and want to avoid McDonald's

Thank Thiago R
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Its a good place when you have no much money and want to eat a lot. Its not clean as it should but the food is delicious and the service they offer is incredible.

Thank Jorge H
Gualeguaychu, Argentina
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

It is located 100mts from El Sol de San telmo were I usually stop each time I go to BA. Is a very small shop we I usually by a steak sandwich to take away. The ecuation is very simple, good food, very reasonable prices and very kind people (also owner Chicho working there)

Thank gchu2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

This is the perfect little place to have a stress-free cheap lunch or quick dinner bite washed down with an ice cold beer in the heart of San Telmo, when you dont want the whole formal restaurant scene. Simple but great sausage and bread and hamburgers with a few choices of home made sauces to add some spice. Happy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Argentinian, South American
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chacabuco 1054, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: 5401143001872

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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