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Buenos Aires out of the beaten track

Eat the locals. Eat Café con Leche and Medialunas for a late breakfast, mate or alfajor in the afternoon and picadas and beer for dinner. And of course you can’t miss the Asado, better on Saturdays. Go for the weird things at the Asado: Chinchulines, mollejas, morcilla and chorizo.

Alfajor de Chocolate

Alfajor de Chocolate


Of course you must go around Palermo, Recoleta and San Telmo, but you can also explore Mataderos, or Barracas where ingles isn’t a very common spoken language. This neighborhoods have very good tango. Go to a milonga. Tango shows are very good, but only in a milonga you will really feel the Tango. Some of the saddest songs your ever heard and perhaps and a lot of strangers dancing together.

Go to a Milonga

Go to a Milonga


Swap dinner at a stuffy restaurant for a night at Puerta Cerrada. Instead of sharing a table with nothing more than a bottle of wine, at closed-door restaurant you can join other dinners at a communal table. Your are bound to leave with a full stomach and quite possibly some new friends

 

Try a Malbec. Don’t be afraid to buy a Wine in a Kiosko, only for 4 dollars, it won’t let you down. 

 

And last but not least…Mate. It is a communal activity, don’t drink without offering it to others, and take a sip when others offer it to you. Once people joint in, the mate passes around in a circle. If you feel icky about sharing a straw, you’ve come to the wrong country

A large costum in Argentina

A large costum in Argentina

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