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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche is located on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, in the heart of the national park of the same name. The city features one of the most beautiful scenery in the world, where numerous summer and winter activities take place, making it the main tourist destination in the Patagonian Andes.

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Typical food

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Curanto,San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Curanto Delicious dish made of seafood with vegetables, usually cooked on hot stones on the ground.

Cordero patagónico,San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Cordero patagónico Lamb roasted or cooked on the grill. It is served with the delicious chimichurri sauce, leek puree, and sautéed vegetables.

Dulce de rosa mosqueta,San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Dulce de rosa mosqueta Typical sweet made from sweet briar with sugar.

Dulces de chocolate,San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Dulces de chocolate Exquisite sweets made of the famous Bariloche chocolate, incuding the one with almonds and the one with milk caramel.

Beer,San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Beer Refreshing traditional beer made of barley, malt, or hop. Ideal to accompany a grilled lamb.

Typical food of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

In this destination you can enjoy exquisite dishes based on tradition and culture which blend in perfect harmony.
The gastronomy of this city is exquisitely represented by "curanto", a delicacy based on delicious and varied ingredients including seafood (occasionally you can add different types of fish), meat, potatoes, sausages, "chapaleles" (Chilean dumplings), and vegetables, all arranged into layers separated by nalca leaves, also known as "pangue", which is traditionally cooked in a clay pot over hot rocks in the ground. Another of the delights you can find in Bariloche are the Patagonian trouts, which are prepared with chard, onion, mushrooms, blue cheese, and almonds, that are used to stuff the trout; this delicious dish can be served with fries and "salsa criolla" or chimichurri. Another representative dish of this region is the exquisite "asado de cordero patagónico", which is grilled kid lamb accompanied with traditional chimichurri, mint sauce or chutney, leek puree, and sautéed vegetables. This region also offers plenty of dishes based on seafood as salmon and dishes based on venison and game meat.

As in the rest of the country, mate plant and red wine are essential, especially Malbec, being a great accompaniment to any meal. Craft beers, made with barley, malt, or hops, are also an option to enjoy, ideal to be enjoyed with the delicious "asados".

To sweeten your palate, you can enjoy the famous varieties of chocolate offered in the city, as the extravagant chocolate fondues, "chocolate en rama", chocolate with almonds, and milk caramel with chocolate, among others. You can also savor homemade sweets such as "dulce de mosqueta", "dulce de sauco", and "dulce de grosella", which are not only delicious, but also make excellent gifts.

You will find a variety of restaurants in Bariloche, but certainly A los Bifes is an excellent choice to enjoy the traditional "asados" and other Argentine specialties, as well as Argentine wines in a warm atmosphere.


Useful Tips

  • There is much to see and do in San Carlos de Bariloche, you should pack comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • The wind is always a factor to keep in mind. Make sure you are prepared for very windy days.

The weather in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche, located on the slopes of the Andes, has a high mountain climate with dry summers and mild and rainy winters. There are large differences between day and night temperatures, about 16 °C (29 °F) on average, and the strong winds are an important factor to consider, as they decrease the felt air temperature. Very few places in the world have the four seasons so well delimited. The average annual temperature is 8 °C (46 °F).

What to bring by season

Summer (December to February): summers in San Carlos de Bariloche bring long and warm days, with average high temperatures of 22 ºC (72 °F), which can easily reach 30 °C (86 °F). However, the nights are cold and can record average lows of 6 °C (43 °F). You should bring comfortable clothes and shoes, a cap or a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a swimsuit. At night, we recommend wearing warm clothes, including sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. Be sure to bring insect repellent. Fall (March to May): San Carlos de Bariloche is full of spectacular fall colors during these months. Temperatures begin to drop in March and the first storms occur in April and May. By mid-May the first snowfalls appear and average high temperatures are around 10 °C (50 °F), with lows of 1 °C (34 °F). You should bring light and warm clothes, jackets and waterproof pants, a lined windbreaker and waterproof shoes or boots. Winter (June to August): the landscape of San Carlos de Bariloche changes considerably due to snow. During these months you will have stormy weather with mixed precipitations, including snow, rain, and sleet. June is the coldest month of the year with average high temperatures of 7 °C (45 °F), while the night temperatures record -12 °C (10 °F). You should bring winter clothing, jackets and waterproof pants, a lined windbreaker, waterproof boots or shoes, wool caps with ear flaps, thermal underwear, gloves, sunglasses with UV protection, sunscreen, and lip balm. Spring (September to November): once again, San Carlos de Bariloche becomes colorful, although the weather is variable and windy. There may be very warm days with extremely cold nights, late snowfalls, or heavy rains. By late November, the average high temperatures reach 19 °C (66 °F), with lows of 5 °C (41 °F). You should bring light clothing as well as warm clothes, jackets and waterproof pants, a lined windbreaker, and waterproof boots or shoes.


About San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Founded in 1902, Bariloche is located on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, which combined with its mountains and forests, creates one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Located on the west area of the province of Rio Negro, within 1,500 kilometers (932 mi) of Buenos Aires, Bariloche offers all the necessary amenities for visitors to choose this place as the perfect destination to relax any time of year.

Some of the recreational activities visitors can enjoy in Bariloche, include trout and salmon fishing during the summer, as well as many sports such as hiking, rafting, and walks through ancient forests. Many others go climbing to the peaks surrounding the city.

The first snowfall announces the start of the ski season, among other winter sports that take place on the emblematic Cerro Catedral, considered one of the main ski centers in the country, visited by thousands of people every winter.

San Carlos de Bariloche or "Bariló" as young people call it when they visit the city in their graduation trips, has everything for all ages. Its nightlife, splendid clubs and bars, have led many visitors to see the sunrise in the mountains by the lake, while the light spreads over this beautiful Andean city.

***The official currency of Argentina is the Argentine Peso (ARS).