Almost on every corner you can find an ice cream store. But where to find the best ice cream in Buenos Aires?  Waiting for you to scoop a delicious cold dessert?

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Why is ice cream so famous in Buenos Aires?

Argentina has a rich history with immigrants and because of that fact, the Italian influence is visible in every street. In summer or hot days, you can wait in long lines at the ice cream store. It’s enormously popular among the locals to scoop some ice cream on the way.

Where to find the best ice cream in Buenos Aires?

But where to find some delicious ice cream? You can find good, better and the best gelato! Let’s find out which heladaría you can charm.


The most visible brand on the street. Freddo has a wide range of different tastes. Be surprised that almost every ice cream store will sell ice cream with Dulce de Leche. A caramelized result of cooking condensed milk.

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El Fundador

The company calls itself the founder of ice cream. In 1914 the company started its first ice cream store in Buenos Aires. The ice cream has a more advanced spectrum of tastes that can be put in the top 3 of the best ice creams in Buenos Aires.

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The company is originally from Bariloche and found its way to Argentina’s capital city. Rapanui is immensely famous for his chocolate and they found the golden combination with ice cream. A wide variety of chocolate ice creams will be found here. And try also the frozen raspberries covered with chocolate ;).

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The new kid in town, Luciano’s. Found in 2011 in Mar del Plata opened at this moment three ice cream stores in Buenos Aires. You will find the most creamy ice creams here. Also, a nice variety of ice creams sticks (Magnum look-a-like) will let your brain freeze for a moment.

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Every ice cream store has its specialty. Volta’s dulce de leche ice cream is delicious. The price is average and the overall quality is good. Ice cream for in between.

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Nicolo ice cream store is typically located on a street corner and completely sealed with glass. As if you are going to a bank where you are going to do a money transaction. A strange experience. The ice cream is ok. Not below average but also not wow.

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And the best of all: almost all ice cream stores are open until midnight or later! Perfect to end or start your night out.


My roots in Buenos Aires started as a tourist. After some great adventures in Argentina, I moved in 2017 to the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. I felt a need for correct and honest information for tourists. That's why I love to write to you. Sharing my discoveries in Buenos Aires. I hope you enjoy the city as much as I do! Buenos Aires ❤️

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  1. I have always loved eating ice cream and whenever I get a chance I never miss eating ice cream and your ice cream taste and recipe is really amazing I hope you will give us more delicious ice cream information in future.

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