Viejo Munich is a Bavarian style beerhouse offering excellent beer but mediocre and overpriced foods. They brew their own beer, which does not come cheap but which was a refreshing change after weeks of drinking Quilmes and other Argentinian beers.
The food menu was less imaginative with not as many German dished as I would have expected. We ended up sharing a mixed platter of ham, cheese, chorizo, salami and other similar nibbles.
The main street in Villa Belgrano is full of cafes and restaurants, many of which are overpriced and aimed at tourists. However, we quite enjoyed Cafe Rissen, where we stopped for a snack before our hike to up to Pico Aleman.
There are a couple of German specialities on the menu such as Apfel Strudel and Kirsch Torte, reinforcing the feeling in this town that you're somewhere in the middle of Bavaria.
Cafe Rissen: Great afternoon tea... or chocolate!
This cafe, located right in the main street of Villa General Belgrano, is a great choice for having breakfast or the afternoon tea (or hot chocolate in winter). You can have different kinds of hot chocolate, teas, coffees, etc. You'll also find several kinds of sandwiches, pastries (the vigilantes are great), and other delicious bites.
Favorite Dish: I've tried one of the kinds of hot chocolates (I can't remember the name now, but it had chocolate chips) and ate brownies, and vigilantes (one of the pastries). Everything was great!
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