Feria de Mataderos
Feria de Mataderos
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A local festival of food, art and dance, which takes place every Sunday and on holidays.
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Melissa B
Saint Louis, MO915 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Visiting this fair felt like a truly authentic experience of Argentine culture. We ate INCREDIBLE food from a booth called El Rey del Choripan. A great place for entertainment, eating, and shopping all in one.
Written 20 March 2024
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WFBTraveler3
Milwaukee, WI200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great place to mingle with and watch the locals. Don't be put off by the 30 to 40 minute drive from the historic center or Palermo neighborhoods. It's easy to get an uber or a cab. Wonderful beef sandwiches. Eat while listening to folk music and watching folk dancing in the street. A number of booths selling food (we bought bread, cheese and sausages), clothing, (my wife bought a dress) arts and crafts and knives (I bought one with an armadillo handle[a work of art. Prices were very reasonable. Some of those attending were wearing gaucho attire. Didn't see many tourists.
Written 25 January 2024
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vitorbabrazil
Salvador, BA9,177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
BsAs has its tourist traps all over, like every major destination; therefore, experiencing something like Mataderos is unique!
They meet every Sunday around noon and the bus ride from downtown is almost one-hour long - distance keeps the mass of tourists away and that's great!
The gaucho tradition is praised with stands selling related handicraft and typical food - it's no place for vegetarians/vegans! -, families gathering and couples dancing to traditional folk (live) music presented on the stage, simply amazing!
For those who have covered all highlights of BsAs and need authenticity, this is the place!
Written 27 September 2022
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987allison
Spokane, WA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Amazing market bbq and authentic Argentina style.
Quite the trek from Palermo (Uber) about $8 each way.
It was well worth the almost hour drive.
Great for kids and families. A lot of people but so fun and amazing must go to place. Only on sundays starts at 11am.
Written 14 August 2022
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Clelia N
Porto Alegre, RS2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I wish I had read the comment here which points out the Feria doesn't happen during Jan and Feb months....we wanted to have experienced the traditional fare, but instead just saw a regular Street market.
Written 5 February 2020
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Janet H
Woking, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Just to confirm that this market is not open January and February so save yourselves a trip if you were planning to go in these months.
Written 26 January 2020
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Danny
Beinsdorp, The Netherlands1,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Feria de Mataderos
What an experience .
One must leave the so called safe tourist zone from BA to get here by cab ( takes approx 20-25 minutes to get here )
Feria de Mataderos is held on sundays . Many people selling items on a very long market can be seen too . People dancing with eachother , Some gauchos anticipate too , This was an awesome experience !
Written 30 December 2019
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lindymae
Denver, CO263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
CHOOSE THIS STREET FAIR! I know you have choices on a Sunday, but this one wins. Absolutely worth the 30 minute taxi/uber ride. You'll need the entire day if you want to explore beyond the main square into the unending "fringe festival" that takes place in the adjacent park. The vendors in the main area offer a variety of real crafts and authentic goods, no repeats or imported tourist trinkets. There is great street food and a couple of pop-up parrillas with table service. There is only one porta-potty (constantly being cleaned, though.) When the line gets long consider visiting the Criollo Museum of Los Corrales in one of the main buildings. For $50 (pesos) you not only get a trip to the bathroom (BYOTP), you get to see the crazy collection of vaguely-related, thickly-dusted, debatably-precious items on display in the museum. Don't rush out, have a look around, it's as wonderful as it is wacky. Everyone we interacted with from the ticket seller at the museum to the purveyors of the cerveza artesanal (we are always on the lookout for a decent IPA) and the spunky girls selling ice cream were convivial and made us feel so welcome to join in the fun.

The real treasure hunt of the day was in the park where there are miles of blankets laid out with all kinds (no, really, ALL kinds) of stuff for sale. It's like a vast, meandering yard sale. Occasional food and drink stalls also dot the event. We enjoyed our enthusiastic teenaged "bar tender" mixing OJ & vodka on a card table so much, we went back for seconds. Navigating is challenging in the maze of paths. I realized we'd made a full circuit only when we happened again upon the decrepit pony dedecked-out in his pony-ride finery, quietly waiting to die while children squealed on his back. We were so sad when the sun started to set the fair rolled up. We wanted to see more. Our big purchases of the day were a custom fitted belt by a guy who's been at it for so long he didn't even have to look down to cut and punch the leather and...wait for it...a pristine Charlie's Angels lunch box from 1978! (I wasn't kidding about ALL kinds of stuff.) It was one of the best days of our 8 day Buenos Aires trip and I'd go again in heartbeat. (We had table-top parrilla lunch at La Vieja Recova on the main square near the stage. I've reviewed it separately. Loved that experience as well.)
Written 3 December 2019
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menon
Peterborough, UK146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
about 30 min by taxi , on the western side of the city. lots of street stalls to buy handicraft , beer and local food - all very safe. the street dancing goes on from 11am to late in the evening. if you are planning a taxi back to your hotel - do make sure you book your return journey in the morning as taxi driver dont want to come to Mataderos area as its a bit too far for them. if you have time in BA - you must spend a day here
Written 25 November 2019
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wi_to_natal
Madison, Wisconsin, United States13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
I enjoyed crafts and local street food, but the best experience was street dancing to the folk Argentine music.
People are moved by the music and steps are easy to pickup. The energy is marvelous! Go to experience just that!
Written 22 November 2019
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