Lactobacillus plantarum CRL681 was isolated from Argentinean artisanal fermented sausages. Here, the draft genome sequence of the CRL681 strain is described. The reads were assembled into contigs with a total estimated size of 3,370,224 bp. A total of 3,300 open reading frames (ORFs) were predicted, including 3,126 protein-coding sequences. The draft genome sequence of L. plantarum CRL681 will be useful for understanding the organism's metabolic activities and for biotechnological applications.