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Buenos Aires Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and Tigre Delta Half-Day Trip Plus Tango Show with Dinner
Buenos Aires Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and Tigre Delta Half-Day Trip Plus Tango Show with Dinner"Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour (morning)You will be pickup from your hotel and head to Downtown Buenos Aires.  You will see the 'Plaza de la República' on 'Avenida 9 de Julio' where the Obelisk of Buenos Aires is placed. You will be able to appre home to the ""Casa Rosada"" the official office of the Argentine president the Metropolitan Cathedral and city hall. You will reach the south part of the city of San Telmo where you can admire the colonial architecture and continue to the neighborhood of 'La Boca' with its famous football stadium of Boca Juniors. Here you'll visit the famous 'Caminito' street with its colorful buildings and local artists selling their work.Head to the north part of the city. You will drive through 'Puerto Madero'
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Piazzolla Tango Show and Dinner in Buenos Aires
"See the impressive Piazzolla Tango in the city where it all began Buenos Aires! After pickup from your downtown Buenos Aires hotel you’ll arrive at the historic Guemes Gallery designed by Francisco Gianotti in the early 1900s. Be swept away by the energetic atmosphere of the tango show performed in the gallery’s Astor Piazzolla Theatre named after the famous Argentine tango composer and musician. While you watch the dancing and listen to the music enjoy the rich interior of the gallery
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Buenos Aires Private City Tour by Car
"This tour is aimed for independent travelers who are looking forward to exploring Buenos Aires in a relaxed way.Moving through the city aboard a car will allow you to visit all the city highlights in just a few hours. You'll follow a complete itinerary that will provide you an introduction to the city highlights and off the beaten track points as well.You will visit the 'must see' of Buenos A such as La Boca San Telmo Plaza de Mayo Palermo or Recoleta Cemetery
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Kioscos

I always have problems translating this word into English, as I've never seen or heard of something similar in other countries. A Kiosco is a small shop where you can buy sweets and chocolates (we have a very huge variety of them!), cigarrettes, non-alcoholic drinks, bandaids, phone cards, pens, ice lollies, aspirins, cookies to name a few.
I'd say there's one in every block. Some big ones have a sign on top that says "Drugstore"... don't ask me why! As they definitely not sell anything else apart from antiacids and aspirins!

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sabrina_florida
Jan 21, 2007

Greengrocers (Verdulerías)

Buenos Aires is packed with them. So if you want some fresh greens, don't hesitate to visit one. The prices are sometimes a bit more eexpensive than in supermarkets, but the products are much better and taste like REAL vegetables!

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sabrina_florida
Jan 21, 2007

Eating times habits

*Week days: Lunch is eaten between 1 and 3 pm and dinner between 9 and 11 pm.
*Weekends: Lunch is usually eaten between 2 and 3 pm and dinner between 10 and 12 am.

So you will never see locals sitting at a restaurant before 9 pm. You might consider this if you're used to having dinner at 6 or 7 pm, as restaurants might not be ready to offer a full service at that time.

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sabrina_florida
Jan 21, 2007

Ice cream

We have 5 great ice cream stores, of course there are more than that, but this ones are the best: Freddo, Persico, Chungo, Volta & Munchis.
This is a picture of Freddo located in Callao avenue and Pacheco de Melo (Recoleta).

Tenemos 5 heladerias muy buenas, por supuesto que tenemos mas, pero estas son las mejores: Freddo, Persico, Chungo, Volta & Munchis.
Esta es una foto de Freddo que queda en Av. Callao y Pacheco de Melo (Recoleta).

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sof76
Oct 06, 2006
 
 
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Argentinean Chimichurri sauce

We fell in love with Chimichurri as soon as we had it with our steaks on our first time through Buenos Aires. I didn't think to buy any there and have regretted it ever since. I have found some in my local department store, but see below for the receipe if you want to have a go at making it yourself.

Chimichurri is the very best barbeque marinade there is. The Argentineans know all there is to know about steak, and this is the tastiest (and easiest) way to marinade meat. It can be used as a marinade or just a dipping sauce, and used with steak, chicken or pork. A good thing to remember is the longer you marinade the meat for, the better it will taste.

1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
6 cloves garlic
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped oregano
1 red onion, diced
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes - or more if you like it spicy!

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blitz it - easy as that! Marinate the meat overnight in the fridge, then cook on a hot barbeque or grill pan. Yum yum!

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nattybabe
Sep 10, 2006

Empanadas

So delicous stuff to eat !!!!! my God ....my sin there... i was in love with empanadas...i could eat it at any time ...its made with a pastry made in oven and inside they add cheese...ham ... vegetables..meat...whatever....its such a delicous snack that people eat it at any time...and most of them pick it up in the stall and take away or ask from home just like a pizza !!!!

i dont took any pic from that but in sept i will take it and i ll upload here !!

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DPando
May 02, 2006

Asados part 2

Here is another type of Asado. Called "Carne con Cuero", the whole cow is split in half and layed out on sort of a grill, and secured with wires. Then it's leaned against the fire and, again, cooked very slowly.

This photo was taken in Pinamar in January of 2003, and the "chef' here started preparing the cow at about 11 in the morning. It was about 10pm at the time of this photo, and the meat was just about done. Incredibly tasty!!

Sorry for the blurry photo, but there was plenty of smoke and ashes flying around!

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Sonador3
Mar 16, 2004

You must eat a flan

Flan is practically the national dessert, and probably you are already familiar with this dessert made of eggs and milk. You will find it on the dessert menu of almost every restaurant, and in many cases it is "flan casera", meaning home made flan. Many people also make it at home. Of all the desserts in Argentina, I think this perhaps is the most typical and I definitely wouldn't leave the country without having eaten it at least once. It is often servd with Argentina's other specialty, dulce de leche, which is like caramel.

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Jan 16, 2004

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Pizza, ice cream, and avocados

What do these three things have in common? They can all be delivered to your home! It is amazing that in Buenos Aires you can just about have anything delivered that you want. The concept is not new, by any means. However, I was just shocked when my friend Leo called the vegetable store to have 2 ripe avocados delivered to our doorstep! It's just an interesting custom, as well as a dangerous one. It is simply too easy to deliver delcious ice cream at 3 in the morning. To heck with the diet, huh?

We also usually have everything from the supermarket delivered. It is an amazing system. We go to the supermarket, pay for everything, and within 2-3 hours it is delivered to your home nywhere in the city! In fact, just some days ago we were at the supermarket and were going to carry everything ourselves but it turned out to be a bit too much--so 1 of the guys from the supermarket walked home with us with the shopping cart and all--right to our kitchen on the 15th floor! Talk about service!!!

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wadekorzan
Jan 12, 2004

Empanadas

While in BA, you should definitely try an empanada, the small little pastry crust filled with either meat or vegetables or cheese or a combination of ingredients. Sometimes the pastry is fried and sometimes it's cooked in an oven.

You'll see places all over town that offer empanadas, but I'd recommend a place called La Querencia at the corner of Junin and Juncal in Barrio Norte (they have other locations too). Try the beef empanadas as the ham and cheese. Yum.

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acemj
Nov 22, 2003

gelatti ice creams gelatti ice creams

ice creams are amazing good
specially
in PERSICCO
in salguero 2591
ask 4 mascarponne
really yummie...

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venteeocho
Apr 09, 2003

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