What a lucky find this was. Located in of San Telmo, on one of their numerous little backstreets, Sagardi was so good that we went twice during our short visit in Buenos Aires. Celebrating their cuisine through roots in northern Spain, the Basque Country, these guys offered extraordinary Pinxtos, a wonderful selection of wine and great beer.
We came here for an afternoon refresh and it was relatively quiet (due to our very British food timings) and went for something picar to eat from their bar table. You can choose between two menus, their pinxtos or from their a la carte menu – as it was a snack for us we went for the first option. A great selection of cold local fish and meat delights on bread, and little did we realise they then bring out freshly cooked hot tapas and serve to the table. Our favourites were their mini burgers and hot chorizo sausage, brought oozingly soft and delicious. Oh, and their smoked salmon, and the tuna, and the crab too. Ok, so much for afternoon snacking. Don’t be shy to help yourselves.
Directly opposite to San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo church, one of the oldest in the city, it really is in such a beautiful location. On our second visit we saw a traditional wedding on the steps just opposite, which the owners tell us happen most weekends. Coupled with gorgeous dark, contemporary decor and lighting, the large wooden tables are the prefect place to escape the heat and find some tasty treats with a cold drink. With prices at around 30/40 pesos per juicy bundle, it’s good value and a spot I’d head straight back to next time I’m in town. Oh and don’t forget to keep your cocktail sticks from your pinxos, as counting these up is your bill!
Happy snacking! (We can still pretend it’s snacking, right?)
In a district packed with seemingly cloned bars and restaurants, Sagardi stands out as something different and a welcome place in the shade to escape the heat and buzz of the market.
Tips and tricks
Head there on a weekend and you’re likely to see a wedding at the stunning church opposite its doors!
Katy Hulands is a travel and lifestyle blogger and social media consultant for the hospitality sector. She started the Unwrapped Series to uncover those special places (and things) that deserve the spotlight.