A perfect day in Buenos Aires: Our Experts Guide to Palermo

If you are planning a trip to Buenos Aires you have certainly heard about Palermo. Over the years, Palermo, in particular the areas called Palermo Hollywood and Palermo Soho have become the most sought-after neighborhood in the city. During your stay here, you MUST spend at least a day in Palermo.

At Palo Santo Hotel, we are Palermo experts! Most of our team live work and go out in the neighborhood. Let us guide you through a perfect day in Palermo.

Where is Palermo?

Palermo Buenos Aires - Map

Palermo is located just North of Recoleta. It is very accessible from every other part of the city. Many bus lines and subway line D allows to quickly reach shopping centers such as Alto Palermo and the city center (Obelisco, Plaza de Mayo and Calle Florida). Palermo is ideal to walk or bike, even at night: it is one of the safest area in town.

Aeroparque local airport (AEP) is only a short taxi ride away (15 minutes).


A fresh start: Breakfast or Brunch at Oui Oui

Palermo Terrace Buenos Aires

There are several excellent hotels in Palermo Hollywood so we assume that you will be staying there. If your hotel does not include breakfast, head to Oui Oui, a small pastry cafe and restaurant located on Nicaragua St. 6068. Start the day with freshly baked bread and homemade fruit juices. They also serve a very good brunch on weekends.


Shopping and people watching at Palermo Soho

Paul Gallery Palermo

Libros del Pasaje Library Palermo

Palermo Soho is a short 10-minute walk from Palermo Hollywood. Cross Juan B. Justo Avenue and you will soon be entering this charming area.

Years ago it was a true Soho, a place were young and edgy designers had their boutiques. Now the main brands have opened in the neighborhood, chasing away many of the independent stores. Yet, Palermo Shoo still has a lot of charm.

Walk along its paved streets and enjoy the nice shade of the plane trees. Discover the nice shops: you will be amazed by the good taste and creativity of many of the storefronts. In Gorriti St. 4865, do not miss Paul Gallery, a very nice commercial passageway which hosts a furniture and decoration store and a tea shop. They have a couple of outdoors tables if you want to stop for coffee.

Some shopping recommendations in Palermo Soho:

- Pehache. Home accessories and furniture. Gurruchaga 1418.

- Libros del Pasaje. A very nice bookstore. Thames 1762.

- Garçon García. Men’s Apparel. Gurruchaga 1649

- El Burgués. Men’s Apparel. Gurruchaga 1743

- Jackie Smith. Leather Goods and Shoes. Gurruchaga 1660

- Humahuaca. Leather Goods. El Salvador 4692


A good lunch in Palermo Hollywood

Miranda Restaurante Buenos Aires

Done with shopping? Let’s head back to Palermo Hollywood for lunch. There are better restaurants on that side of the neighborhood. For a good steak, we recommend Miranda (Costa Rica 5602). Do not hesitate to ask for their lunch menu (on weekdays), much more reasonably priced than the regular menu; sometimes the waiter forgets to hand it.

If you like pizza, Morelia (Humboldt 2005) is a good option. For a variety of simple dishes, from empanadas to pastel de carne (meat pie), Las Cabras (Fitz Roy 1795) is a popular choice


Palermo Hollywood Flea Market

Palermo Flea Market

If you like antiques, you will love enjoy Palermo Hollywood flea market (Dorrego St. at Álvarez Thomas St.). Many porteños complete their home furniture with charming findings from this market. Across the street, along Dorrego Street, some good coffees and pastry shops have opened. Decata (Honduras 6100) is one of the most popular.


A stroll through Bosques de Palermo: Buenos Aires’ Bois de Boulogne


Palermo Woods were designed by French architect Charles Thays and has a lot of similarity with Parisian Bois de Boulogne. It has two lakes, a rose garden, an Argentinean Art museum and a Japanese Garden. You can rent some bikes or rollers to discover the park.

The rose garden is magnificent at the end of spring (November). Do not miss it. Access to the park is free of charge, with the exception of the Japanese Garden.


Gourmet Dinner: Authors’ Restaurants in Palermo Hollywood

Tegui Restaurant Buenos Aires

Back to Palermo Hollywood again! As we said before, the area is filled with good restaurants. According to your budget, you might want to try one of the following:

Tegui ($$$$). Costa Rica 5852. Author’s Cuisine. With a flawless presentation, in a theatrical yet modern ambience, this restaurant serves Mediterranean inspired dishes with the distinguished touch of its great chef.

Osaka ($$$$). Soler 5608. Japanese-Peruvian Fusion Cuisine. A perfect mix of Peruvian and Asian cuisine, served in a modern yet welcoming atmosphere. Perfect place to taste ceviche or sushi.

Paraje Arévalo ($$$$). Arévalo 1502. Author’s Cuisine. Well-decorated restaurant that stands out for its quality and the great presentation of its dishes. It offers 6 or 8 course meals based on a menu that changes monthly.

Freud&Fahler ($$$). Cabrera 5300. Author’s Cuisine. Fresh homemade dishes with a Mediterranean inspiration. A short, seasonal menu.

Miranda ($$$). Costa Rica 5602. Modern steakhouse. Entrañas (skirt steak) are delicious, as well as their Ojo de Bife (rib eye).

Piola ($$). Gorriti 5751. Good Italian-style pizza in a nice recycled house. Try the Calais (Mortadella, Brie cheese and Arugula) or the Rimini (Ricotta cheese and Smoked salmon). Their pasta is very good too.


We hope you enjoyed our tips on how to spend a perfect day in Palermo! Would you include any other idea? Please, let us know in the comments.

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