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    Learn to Tango!

    by sabrina_florida Written Jul 6, 2008

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    La Viruta

    La Viruta is a pretty popular place that opens every day and offers tango, rock and roll and salsa lessons the first few hours and then there's practice. The lessons are divided in elementary, intermediate and advanced, and in the practice you can find from a total rookie to an expert. The people's ages range from 25 to 75 and the ticket is just 15 pesos (5 dollars). No need to dress up! Just wear comfy clothes and shoes! From 9 o'clock onwards. But check the schedules in the website! There's an English version as well.

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    "Senor Tango" Tango Show

    by ukmagicman Updated Dec 31, 2007

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    Senor Tango is a broadway style Tango show with a variety of different acts including traditional tango, horses, indiginous music, and singing. The theater is very large and is decorated very nicely, which means you can take lots of fun pictures outside and inside. The stage is in the center of the theater which allows for good viewing all around. If you are looking for a show full of color and great dancing in a Broadway style, then this is the show for you.

    In the hotels, they told us the price would be just under or just over 200 pesos depending on whether you had dinner or not. We went to a tourist office called Patua Viajes y Turismo (nr Recoleta Cementary - Tel 5411-57776102) and they had a special for 91 pesos each including transportation and a drink... half the price than elsewhere. The girl there - Daniele - was very helpful.

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    Viejo Almacen

    by trvlrtom Written Aug 8, 2007

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    El Viejo Almacen

    We had a great experience at the Viejo Almacen, located in San Telmo neighborhood. The old colonial building on a cobbled street provides an aura of authenticity. The show itself was fun and entertaining - not overly showy or "vegas style." The show included a variety of instrumental and vocal tangos, talented dancing, and a folkloric group also.

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    SENOR TANGO a must see!!

    by stephz20 Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    the ending is amazing
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    I recommend that you MUST see at least one tango show while in Bueno's Aires. The one I went to was a more exclusive, fancy, well put-together Tango show @ ' Senor Tango'. I have never been so captivated by a show in my entire life and I truly did not want the night to end.
    The theatre is fancy and clean, drinks are very pricey, the service is good. The SHOW is incredible and you won't be able to peel your eyes from the stage. I was in South America 5 weeks, and this show is one of the best things I spent my money on while there! If you like live theatre/entertainment... you will adore this show.

    This place is very well known so you can usually book it through your hotel.

    SOOO Passionate & Romantic... go see the TANGO :)

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    Tango Classes!

    by anabelsousa Written Apr 5, 2005

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    A la Juanita
    Pje. San Lorenzo 356 Teléfonos: 4342-5324
    Precio de entradas: $3.-
    Horario: Domingos 22.00 a 3.00 hs
    Clases de tango:Domingos 20.30 hs. Profesor: Fabián Alderete Precio $5.- (entrada incluida).



    A Toda Milonga - Confitería Ideal
    Suipacha 384 1º piso Teléfonos: 4729-6390 / 15-4195-3114
    Piso de baldosa . Musicaliza: Marcelo Rojas
    Precio de entradas: $5.-
    Horario: Jueves de 15 a 21hs
    Clases de tango: Martes de 15 a 23hs. (clases y prácticas guiadas) Tango y Milonga con traspié Profesor: Osvaldo Marrapodi Precio $5-



    Academia de Tango Dandi
    Piedras 936 Teléfonos: 4361-3537 / 4307-7623
    Pisos originales de madera de 1925, capacidad para 130 personas, sonido acústico stereo.
    Milonga: Ver Shusheta
    Clases de tango: Lunes: Gavito de 18:30 a 20:hs. (técnica para hombres), y de 20 a 22hs. (clase regular), $15-
    Nahuel y Noelia de 19 a 21hs., $10-
    Martes: Nahuel y Noelia de 19 a 21hs., $10-
    Miércoles: Gavito de 18:30 a 20:hs.(técnica para damas), y de 20 a 22hs. (clase regular), $15-
    Nahuel y Noelia de 18 a 20hs., $10-
    ***ía Vega y Marcelo Varela, Gloria y Walter (El Tranquilo) de 20 a 22hs. $8-
    Jueves: Nahuel y Noelia de 19 a 21hs., $10-
    Viernes: Gavito de 18:30 a 20:hs.(técnica para damas), y de 20 a 22hs. (clase regular), $15-
    Nahuel y Noelia de 19 a 21hs., $10-
    Sábados: Stella Barba de 17 a 20hs. $10-
    Domingos: Rodolfo Ruiz e Irma de 19.30 a 22hs. $8-




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    Rojo Tango

    by sof76 Updated Nov 7, 2006

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    La historia del Tango. Desde sus inicios, en los Cabarets del 1900, hasta la versión vanguardista de Piazzolla. Amor, pasión, locura, glamour. Un show de nivel internacional que recorre una historia que termina por transformarse en leyenda.

    En El Cabaret.

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    tango Show

    by solcitom87 Written May 17, 2008

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    Tango music is loved for everybody around the world.

    Argentina is tango homeland.

    There are a lot of shows where you'll find glamour, excitement and sophistication of argentine's best music.

    che tango
    prices: u$D 50 (show) - u$D 60 (dinner + show)
    Description: Tango Show. Milonga, Folkllore, Música del Altiplano
    Location: San telmo

    el viejo almacen
    prices: u$D 60 (show) - u$d 83 (dinner + show)
    Description: A pleasant and Tango ambience.
    Genuine Tango, good wine and the art of good eating at this very corner
    Location: Abasto

    Esquina Carlos Gardel
    prices: u$D 70 (show) u$d 100 (dinner + show)
    Description: International Cousine. Historical Site. Show of Tango y Milonga.
    Location: Abasto

    Madero Tango
    prices: u$d 53 (show) - u$d 87 (dinner + show)
    description: argentina cuisine
    Location: Puerto Madero

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    BUENOS AIRES: CONFITERIA IDEAL

    by swesn Updated Feb 18, 2007

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    Confiteria Ideal

    Confiteria Ideal is a charming old-world confectionary that has Tango Shows called Amigotan (Amigo + Tango) on Saturdays 9pm.

    It is located right in town, but rather hidden on Suipacha 300+. The confectionary is in a huge hall, with a really charming ambience, classical baroque details all over the room on the cornices and pillars, aged glass counters displaying pastries that looked a hundred years old, huge old-style mirrors and lamps, peeling paint and all, and lovely little wooden tables and antique chairs.

    I felt myself transported to another world, to the 1920s, to a silent black-and-white movie. It has an utterly incredible setting.

    At 25 pesos for the show, with drinks extra, this is probably the most economical place to watch such a stunning performance in such a charming setting. This place is not crawling with tourists. Those are sent to US$100 flashy tango shows. Here, it is visited by just a handful of tourists and locals.

    Arrive by 9:30pm or so to try and grab the table right at the front.

    After the show, go to the 2nd storey. There is a 'milonga' going on where dancing 'portenos' of all age and sizes. So so so so charming!

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    BAR-SUR TANGO DANZA SHOW

    by sof76 Updated Nov 7, 2006

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    “Bar Sur”, invita al público a disfrutar del espectáculo de tango, característico de nuestra ciudad.

    Show tradicional y participativo. Piano y violín, parejas de tango, cantante de tango masculino y femenino. Show pionero en el espectáculo nocturno de Buenos Aires.

    Cocktail “Clásico”
    Empanadas y Pizza libre, tabla de fiambres, cazuela de lomo,
    masas artesanales, helado y Café

    La propuesta incluye la visita a “Bar Sur Cultural”, lugar especialmente ambientado para que sus visitantes sientan la comodidad y disfruten de Vinos de lujo, Danza Show, Pista de Baile, Pantalla Gigante, Barra Americana, y puedan ver y adquirir Objetos de Arte, Pequeños Formatos, Pinturas, Fotos y Moda.

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  • What´s a Milonga?Differences with tango shows:

    by Guerrero_Zulu1 Updated Apr 14, 2011

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    The term “Milonga” has several meanings:
    It is the typical music of the cities that are near the shores of the Rio de La Plata (Argentina and Uruguay). It is the dance that starts up almost spontaneously. It is the place where dancers and amateurs go to in order to dance and feel the tango. Those who are experts and enthusiasts of this dance are called milongueros.
    The Milongas are not all the same and there are many to suit all tastes. On the one hand, there are the traditional Milongas, where the clothes, the dancing level and the choice of music occupy an important place, and on the other hand, there are the more laid-back ones, where the milonga prevails as a meeting point. There are Milongas for couples and for singles (both men and women). Some are gay friendly and the queer milonga it is no exception.
    The Milonga has its own and strict codes. It is the realm of the relationship between men and women, between two dancers. It is the dance of the proposal, of the invitation and the seduction. It is the total giving of oneself in the three minutes the dance lasts. It is the union and the space between the bodies. It is feeling in the soul the emotion that awakens Buenos Aires.
    In the Milonga it is not compulsory to dance and you can remain seated around the dancefloor drinking something. But a Milonga it is not a tangueria where you listen and appreciate a choreographed show. Each day of the week there is a series of Milongas in different places, for any kind of audience. The nature of the Milonga does not depend upon the place, but upon the organizer and its audience.
    There are many Milongas that are touristic, or they don´t have good dancers, so it´s mainly imposssible to choose the best place to go just looking on the web. Tango is a very closed ambience.

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    Tango Shows in BA

    by morochaargentina Written Oct 22, 2010

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    TANGO SHOWS

    I am from Argentina and I love tango, but that is not the norm. I’ve been to most of the good and expensive shows out there (not all of them, since I don’t live there anymore) and to an extensive list of local places to learn and dance. The first thing that you have to know is that you will get what you pay for. The best place is $200 per person, but that includes a 5-star show and 5-star food and free flow of a 5-star wine. Or you can go to places where you pay less than $5, and you can see local people dance, or you can even learn to dance yourself!
    The dance that you see in the shows (and in the movies) is VERY different from the tango that the normal people dance. If you really want to see a show, I would recommend spending the extra money and going to one. In my humble opinion, you will be disappointed if you go to a dance place to see local people dance...

    The tango shows ARE mainly for tourists (nothing wrong with that! Everybody speaks English)

    For all the place, you have different menu options and different prices. The best seats include the more expensive menu/wines. You can also buy the show only, but it’s not recommended, they will kill you with the food if you go that route (unless you want to eat beforehand!)
    Here’s my list, in order. You can check the prices, this is just an idea (this prices are from February 2010)

    1) Mr. Tango: THE best show. The stage is SO big, You’ll see several horses on it! If you can afford it, just go for it, you will not regret it. ($35 to $230)

    2) Esquina Carlos Gardel: amazing as well. This is located in an old theatre, really good show, specially the musicians. ($80 to $230)

    3) El Viejo Almacen: this is the most similar to the real tango that you’ll see. It’s a very old building; I would say this is the most traditional show. ($60 to $140)

    4) El Querandi: This is in a restaurant. You’ll see some good dancers but not much of a show. ($65 to $170) I do not recommend this one. Not a good value for your money.

    If you want to go to a “class” or a local dance place (it’s called “MILONGA” when people go to dance tango) and then stay to see people dance, this are my 3 suggestions:

    Confiteria La Ideal: this is where Madonna taped Evita (she learn how to dance tango here, with a private instructor) This place has a ton of classes, all levels are welcome. The place itself is georgous. When they filmed the movie, they invested 1 million dollars in remodeling the place to bring back the old glamour that is has. They also have show here. I’ve never seen it.
    http://confiteriaideal.com/public/

    Café Tortoni: this is one of the oldest cafes in Buenos Aires. They’ve been teaching tango for a gazillion years, another great experience. They also have show here. I’ve never seen it.
    http://www.cafetortoni.com.ar/

    La Viruta: this is a gigantic place, where they have 4 or 5 different levels of instructors. If you don’t mid packed places and you want a cheap way to experience tango, this a is a good place to go. Beware that this is NOT a touristic place; and the instructors and servers speak Spanish ONLY. It’s $10 Argentinean Pesos to get in. http://www.lavirutatango.com/

    I've been to million of places to dance tango. If this is what you want to do, you can go to a different place everyday and learn different styles. Each professor will teach you something different and that is the best way you can learn!

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    El Viejo Almacen

    by JessieLang Written Jan 4, 2010

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    El Viejo Almacén is the oldest tango hall in town. The building is over 200 years old—it was originally a general store, then a hospital, and was eventually converted to a tango hall. We had dinner at their restaurant first, which is in a newer building across the street, and then went to the show. All the dancers were good, but solos by an older guy and his partner were the most fun. In the middle of the dance, he would wink at the audience and do something unexpected.

    The show also featured performances by a singer (also the MC) and Grupa Antara, an excellent Andean group.

    Dinner/Show = $90 U.S. and starts at 8 p.m.
    Show only = $50, 10 p.m.

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    TANGO PORTENO

    by RMARKTRAVEL Written Apr 26, 2009

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    We knew that we had to take in a tango show while in Buenos Aires and found Tango Porteno to be a fun experience. They offer dinner with the show or just the show. We opted for just the show at a cost of 160 pesos for the 2 of us (about 44 dollars). The theater is located in a great area, right on the Av 9 de Julio. We walked to the theater from the Wilton, a healthy walk but walking was a great way to see this remarkable city. However, we took a taxi back to our hotel because the show was over about midnight.
    One tip is that I would be careful ordering drinks here. We had coffee and had to pay 40 pesos plus a gratuity.

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    Argentine Tango

    by Florabean Written Oct 22, 2005

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    My husband and I take ballroom dancing here in the States and have fallen in love with it. When we got the opportunity to go to Buenos Aires, we couldn't wait to take a lesson in Argentine Tango. And we did!!! It was such fun! Don't miss this opportunity! Everyone in B.A. does the Tango. It's more cultural than entertainment although do not misunderstand, it is both!

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    A lot of shows to choose from

    by ddbleu Written Apr 10, 2005

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    I went to El Querandi for a dinner tango show because my hotel recommended it. They won't pick up from Palermo area though, probably none of them will. I highly recommend going to one of these smaller places like El Querandi, it's much more intimate, the dancers come right by your table on their way up to the stage. The dinner wasn't very good but I made the mistake of ordering the chicken, which was dry. The steak looked good. The show was excellent. You can go somewhere else for dinner and just come for the show. The dinner and show combo was $155 pesos.

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