Buenos Aires – Daytours4u http://www.daytours4u.com/en Tours, activities and travel tips in South America Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:54:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 96832869 Where to Party for New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/new-years-eve-in-buenos-aires/ Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:00:15 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/?p=3591 If you’re going to be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires, check out our top picks of where to find the best parties.

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Buenos Aires is renowned for being one of the world’s best cities for nightlife entertainment thanks to its huge array of clubs, bars, and parties that last until way after the sun has come up. However, New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires is surprisingly quiet, considering the city’s reputation. This is partly because a large portion of porteños leave the city during this period to take their holidays on the coast, and partly because people tend to celebrate with their families, only going out well after the countdown to midnight. However, there are still good New Year’s Eve Parties in Buenos Aires to be found.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE TANGO SHOWS

One of the most spectacular ways of ushering in the new year is with a New Year’s Eve Tango Show. The tango houses of Buenos Aires put on a very special performance on this night, and besides the tango spectacle, the show includes a decadent three course dinner on top of appetisers and petit fours, an open bar, a champagne toast at midnight, and much more.

At the end of the show, the tango house turns into a party, with a DJ, and you can stay at the venue and party until the wee hours. An added advantage to making this your NYE plan, is that it includes transfers to and from the venue. Choose between some of the city’s top tango houses offering a broad range of authentic, modern and exclusive shows and parties.

1-1Rojo Tango always puts on a very special New Year’s Eve show

Book here Christmas and New Year’s Eve Tango Shows in Buenos Aires


EXCLUSIVE HOTEL PARTIES

Another extravagant option is one of the parties hosted by the city’s top hotels. If you’re looking for a Western style celebration and want a stylish evening, then this is a good option for you. The Alvear Palace hotel is hosting a gala night that promises to be a dazzling affair. The last night of the year will start with an exquisite menu of 7 steps, accompanied by recognized labels of Argentine wines, and will close on the dance floor with music for all tastes.

For its part, the Hilton Hotel will provide attendees a delicious dinner in the Pacific Room and the musical note will be marked by the golden age of jazz. All events at hotels require advanced bookings, and many of them come as a package with accommodation.

SPECIAL DINNERS

If you would like to find a nice meal at a restaurant to celebrate New Year’s Eve, you need to plan in advance. Many places are closed, and the venues that are open tend to host a special New Year’s Eve dinner, which will be highly sought after. As with most things in Buenos Aires, the details are usually posted fairly last minute. Take a look at our list of the best restaurants to spend the holidays in Buenos Aires for further info.

Elsewhere, Puerto Cristal restaurant, located in the most modern and sophisticated neighbourhood of the Argentine capital, will be putting on an evening spectacular with an exquisite dinner, live music show, and front row seats to the city’s traditional firework display.

And for a more intimate celebration, Cookapp, the app that invites you to dine in the houses of various chefs across the city, is also worth checking out. There are a host of menus to be sampled and each offering is unique with different flavours to be enjoyed, distinct atmospheres, and varying prices.

2-1Puerto Cristal offers a fantastic dinner complete with a live show and fireworks display / Image Source

PARTY IN THE CLUB

Most nightclubs around the city will be hosting New Year’s Eve parties (although it will technically be new year’s day by the time the party gets going!). A bar crawl around Palermo is always a good idea, and you’ll find at least one street party in the neighbourhood. Crobar, Pacha, Terrazas and Asia de Cuba are all good options where you’re guaranteed to have a big night. Don’t expect any action around midnight though. As is usual in Buenos Aires, the party only gets going around 2 or 3am.

OTHER CELEBRATIONS

For a more laid-back vibe, gather your friends and family and find a spot to watch the fireworks. People light their own fireworks all over the city, so you should have a good view from just about anywhere. However, the best spots are in Palermo’s parks, where fireworks are usually lit off by the Planetarium, or Puerto Madero, where you can watch the reflections in the harbour water.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Before making your plans, bear in mind that public transport is very difficult to find on New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires. Getting a taxi between 9pm on the 31st, and around 3 or 4am on the 1st, is extremely difficult. We recommend finding a party that is within walking distance, or securing your transport in advance by booking a radio taxi.

However you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires, have fun, be safe, and we look forward to sharing more of Buenos Aires with you in 2018.

By: Nicole Eberhard

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Excursions in Argentina for cruise passengers: local experts advice http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/excursions-in-south-america-for-cruise-passengers/ Thu, 02 Nov 2017 03:22:06 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=11874 If you are looking for shore excursions in Argentina for cruise passengers we have some local experts advice. If you decided that South America will be your next cruise destination, you will most likely do the classic route that includes Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Argentina or a more extensive trip that includes Colombia. Regardless of the [...]

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If you are looking for shore excursions in Argentina for cruise passengers we have some local experts advice. If you decided that South America will be your next cruise destination, you will most likely do the classic route that includes Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Argentina or a more extensive trip that includes Colombia. Regardless of the final itinerary, if the land of tango and asado is on your list of countries to discover on your next cruise, this is the information you will need to know to ensure a great travel experience with the best tours and activities in Argentina.

Cruise travel has many advantages: an all-inclusive service (accommodation, meals and transfers), an itinerary with several destinations and luxury service. Now, traveling on a cruise through South America implies other great benefits such as the weather that is opposite of the northern hemisphere, the undisputed charm of its cities and the perception of safety that travelers have of the cities of this American continent.

The cruise ports in Argentina known for excellence are the Port of Buenos Aires, the Piedra Buena Pier in Puerto Madryn and the Port of Ushuaia. Once your cruise arrives at any of these cities, you can’t miss the opportunity to visit the most important tourist sites and enjoy the classic excursions planned by the tourist agencies so that you can abide by the strict schedules of arrival and departure of the cruise ships and enjoy the best available excursions in Argentina for cruise passengers.

Excursions in Buenos Aires for cruise passengers

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The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus is the ideal sightseeing tour to see the most important attractions of Buenos Aires. It includes a general view of the most important neighborhoods such as San Telmo, Palermo, La Boca, Recoleta, among others, as well as the chance to observe the landmarks of the city such as the Obelisk, the Cathedral or the Planetarium.

Then, take advantage of the nightlife in Buenos Aires with a traditional tango show, whose spectacles perfectly combine the sound and sensuality of yesterday together with modern performances that dazzle the audience. Also live an authentic gaucho experience by visiting Santa Susana Ranch and do not miss for anything in the world a professional wine tasting that will allow you to discover the secrets of the Argentine Malbec.

Travel Tip: Keep in mind that to book these tours on a regular basis you must confirm with the travel agency that you select the availability. Once the time of arrival and departure of the cruise is scheduled, it is only necessary to define the meeting point to start the routes you have chosen. However, you can opt for private tours that simplify the logistics.

Excursions in Puerto Madryn for cruise passengers

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Upon disembarking in the Patagonian city of Puerto Madryn you will have at least three options of tours to choose from that you cannot miss in your itinerary: the Peninsula Valdes Tour, the Punta Tombo Tour with Penguins and the Punta Loma Tour with Sealions. In all cases you will be able to admire the splendor of this unique landscape in South America, as well as the most interesting aspects of its biodiversity.

The Valdes Peninsula was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and during the tour that will take you to see it, you will observe how the wide variety of local animals that include whales, sea lions and penguins live.

The Punta Tombo Tour with Penguins, on the other hand, includes a more intimate experience with these peculiar animals that many of us could only see in Happy Feet. In addition to appreciating the more than 500,000 Magellanic penguins that live here, you can enjoy the spectacle offered by other species such as seagulls and armadillos.

The third option that combines the Tour to Punta Loma and the Welsh Villages is ideal for those who want to appreciate the wildlife of Puerto Madryn and, in turn, learn a little about the culture and history of the city. Prepare your camera to closely portray the charming sea lions that rest on the shores of the Patagonian beaches and finish the day participating in the traditional Tea ritual in this city built by Welsh settlers.

See: Shore excursions in Puerto Madryn

Excursions in Ushuaia for cruise passengers

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When you arrive to the southernmost city in the world, do not waste time and take a tour that will take you directly to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. There are 68,909 hectares of preserved Patagonian forests to safeguard the species that inhabit it and offer tourists an unforgettable experience.

The first attraction that you should visit is the End of the World Train, where you will travel the last 7 kilometers of the prisoner’s train who lived in the Ushuaia prison. During the outing you will learn about the history of the place, visit the Pipo River and you will enter one of the areas where you can not access the park by foot because of environmental restrictions. It is a fascinating journey in time aboard a luxurious steam locomotive in the middle of a majestic landscape.

The experience of this excursion in Ushuaia also includes a short walk along the trails of the national park until you reach the Redonda and Estorbo Islands. Immediately you will be transferred to the Lapataia Bay where you will explore with a local guide the Magellanic forests and you will learn about the history of the Yámanas, ancient indigenous settlers of the area.

The last section of the tour corresponds to Roca Lake, of glacial origin, and you will return your cruise on time after having visited the main attractions of the beautiful city of Ushuaia.

Travel Tip: In case you are only interested in taking the End of the World Train, you can get to the train station on your own or purchase a private car through a travel agency. The rest of the excursions, both in Ushuaia and in Puerto Madryn, are only reserved privately to comply with the schedules of the cruises.

See: Shore excursions in Ushuaia

Expedition cruise through Antarctica

If your idea of a cruise is more inclined towards a researcher experience and you want to visit inhospitable places in South America out of the ordinary and beyond tourism, you must reserve your spot on an expedition cruise through Antarctica. The excursions are made on smaller boats and you will always be accompanied by an expert who will reveal to you the secrets of this cold, dry and unexplored continent, unparalleled on the planet.

In addition to witnessing how colonies of seals, penguins, whales, orcas and more live in their natural habitat, you can admire the imposing icebergs that stand out through the crystalline waters and the length of the beautiful Andes Mountain Range.

Those who will most enjoy this trip will undoubtedly be scientists and photographers. The first for all the information that this place offers about the origin of the planet and global warming; and the second for the spectacle of the light offered by Antarctica where the sunset lasts for hours instead of minutes during the austral summer.

Useful Information for cruise passengers

  • The tours and activities that are booked through tourist agencies usually have much lower prices than those offered by the cruise lines.
  • Private excursions always include transfers of passengers to and from the port.
    Tours are conducted with bilingual English-Spanish guides. Requesting a guide in another language, usually involves an extra cost.
  • Cruise excursions include the port fee in case you take the tour leaving from the port.
    The operators of the services are coordinated with the schedules of boarding and departure of the cruises to guarantee the return to be on time so as to not miss the ship.
  • In the case of excursions in Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn, only regular tours can be taken as long as the ship arrives at 7:00 am or earlier and has a departure time of 6:00 pm, otherwise, the services must be taken in private.

Although the regions that lead tourism in cruises are the Caribbean, Mediterranean Europe, Alaska, Northern Europe and Asian-Pacific, South America continues to consolidate as a holiday destination for cruise passengers and those who choose this region will be guaranteed a experience that is worthy of being categorized as once in a lifetime.

See and quote all Shore Excursions in Argentina for Cruise Liners. If you are planning to take a cruise to other destinations in South America Contact usand get a quote for available shore excursions in Uruguay, Rio de Janeiro or Colombia,.

By: Keilma Rojas
Venezuelan journalist, specialized in travel, culture and current affairs. Translated to English by: Anna Englund

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Top 10 parrillas in Buenos Aires http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/top-10-parrillas-buenos-aires/ Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:49:21 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=11793 The parrillas in Buenos Aires are a classic tradition that every day enhance the best of the popular Argentine barbecue or asado. This tradition is so important for Southerners that until last year, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Argentina ranked as the 4th country in the world that consumes the [...]

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The parrillas in Buenos Aires are a classic tradition that every day enhance the best of the popular Argentine barbecue or asado. This tradition is so important for Southerners that until last year, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Argentina ranked as the 4th country in the world that consumes the most meat: about 84.7 kilograms per person each year.

Possibly the best way to experience the ritual is with an Asado Argentino a Puerta Cerrada, however, the restaurants of the city do not disappoint and here we leave you with our Top 10 parillas in Buenos Aires.

1. Don JulioPhoto: Don Julio Facebook

It is currently one of the grills of Buenos Aires most visited by tourists. The main reason for the long waiting lines to each night is the excellence of their cuts, especially the Ojo de Bife (Ribeye Steak), one of the best the specialties of the place. The style of this antique house in Palermo offers a very cozy atmosphere and a third aspect that highlights Don Julio, its wine list (all Argentine!) With 700 selections.

Address: Guatemala 4691, Palermo
Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 16:00 and from 19:00 to 01:00
Phone: 4831-9564 / 4832-6058
Price: $$$$ (more than $600 pesos per person approximately)

2. El Pobre LuisPhoto: El Pobre Luis Facebook

It is about a Parrilla Rioplatense as the owner used to say, Luis Acuña from Montevideo, who died in 2013. El Pobre Luis has 20 years of tradition in the Belgrano neighborhood and is one of the favorites of the porteños. The famous dishes of the place are the gizzards, the chorizo “de rueda sin atar” and the pamplonas de pollo, cerdo o lomo. The parrilla is so famous that there several famous people like Rafael Nadal, Joan Manuel Serrat and even Zinedine Zidane have eaten there.

Address: Arribeños 2393, Bajo Belgrano
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 20 to 00:30
Phone: 4780 5847
Price: $$$ (between $400 and $600 pesos per person approximately)

3. Cabaña Las LilasPhoto: Las Lilas Facebook

It’s a prestigious restaurant in Puerto Madero internationally recognized by several institutions such as the American newspaper “The New York Times” and the Wine Spectator award. The success of Cabaña Las Lilas lies in the meticulous selection of their raw material (Angus and Hereford cattle) brought from their own ranches in the province of Buenos Aires. In addition to trying the classic beef cuts, it is worth asking frutos de mar a la parrilla (grilled seafood) and to take the time to choose between the 750 selections on their wine list.

Address: Alicia Moreau de Justo 516, Puerto Madero
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 to 00:00
Phone: 4313-1336
Price: $$$$ (more than $600 pesos per person approximately)

4. Santos ManjaresPhoto: Santos Manjares Facebook

Santos Manjares is the ideal grill for those who want to eat a delicious parrilla at lunch, since it closes its doors at 4:30 in the afternoon. The best of this popular grill located in the downtown are the entraña with salsa barbacoa, the matambre a la pizza and the achuras: gizzards, chinchulines and kidneys. The atmosphere is very familiar and every detail is taken care of by its founders Néstor Santos and his wife Melisa.

Address: Paraguay 938, Retiro
Hours: Monday to Saturday, from 11:45 to 16:30
Phone: 4326-1272
Price: $$$ (between $400 and $600 pesos per person approximately)

5. La CabreraPhoto: La Cabrera Facebook

It is, undoubtedly, one of the best restaurants to eat well in Buenos Aires, internationally recognized and highly regarded by locals. The menu is full of delicacies like the provoleta con jamón crudo y tomates secos and the most requested dish is the chorizo steak, although the ojo de bife (ribeye) and entraña are also great options. If you want something prior to the meat to share among a few diners, don’t miss the fried eggs with roasted bell pepper.

Address: La Cabrera Norte, Cabrera 5127, Palermo; La Cabrera Sur, Cabrera 5099, Palermo.
Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 16:30 and from 20:30 to 01:00.
Phone: 4832-5754
Price: $$$$ (more than $600 pesos per person approximately)

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6. El DesnivelPhoto: buenosairesconnect.com

A San Telmo classic. It’s not a place with extraordinary luxury in terms of its ambience; in fact the salon is rather modest. However, it receives the best praises in the most important aspects: the meat and its relative price / quality. The typical dish to order here is a fried meat empanada and then digging into the bife de lomo or chorizo accompanied by the popular French fries. The portions are generous and on Sundays, due to the San Telmo Fair, it is advisable to put your name down early for the waiting list.

Address: Defensa 855, San Telmo
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 01:00. Monday from 17:00 to 01:00.
Phone: 4307-2489 / 4300-9081
Price: $$ (between $200 and $400 pesos per person approximately)

7. Las NazarenasPhoto: Las Nazarenas Facebook

Since 1981 this traditional Argentine grill has been satisfying the most demanding palates of the porteños. Its legacy is so significant for the country that it was declared an official tourist site by the Secretary of Sports and Tourism of the Nation. It’s been administered by three generations of the Barbería family and its best representation is the chivito cooked over a low flame and accompanied by a parrillada de vegetales.

Address: Reconquista 1132, Retiro
Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 00:30
Phone: 4312-5559
Price: $$$ (between $400 and $600 pesos per person approximately)

8. El DonPhoto: El Don Facebook

It’s the youngest among the Top 10 of grills in Buenos Aires. It was opened in 2014 and if you are a fan of the movie “The Godfather” it will be love at first sight. However, you will only give your heart to this grill once you try the Bife El Don, which is similar to the chorizo steak but larger. Another extraordinary choice is the boar sausage or lamb gizzard. The wine list is extensive, with complete lines of wineries like Terrazas and Luigi Bosca.

Address: Carranza 1859, Palermo
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 20:00 to 00:30. On Mondays it is only open for dinner from 20:00 to 00:30
Phone: 4774-7389
Price: $$$$ (more than $600 pesos per person approximately)

9. Parilla PeñaPhoto: Parrilla Peña Facebook

The emblematic grill of the Tribunales area. It has a family atmosphere, the service provided by its waiters make you never want to leave, and among its highlights are the entraña de novillo. Before getting to this delicious cut, the waiter will bring you a complimentary empanada and at the culmination of the meat ritual it is almost obligatory to order the bread pudding for dessert. You will not find another that compares! Keep in mind that it is cash only.

Address: Rodríguez Peña 682, San Nicolás
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 00:00
Phone: 4371-5643
Price: $$$ (between $400 and $600 per person approximately)

10. Don ZoiloPhoto: Don Zoilo Facebook

Located 28 years ago in Villa Crespo, Don Zoilo is a typical neighborhood grill frequented mainly by locals. Their figures support it: it goes through 7,000 sets of silverware each month and 180 kilos of asado per weekend. The highlight of his menu is the provoleta, its selection of achuras sprinkled with lemon juice and salt and, of course, the tira de asado. Most of the time it’s packed and they don’t take reservations, which is why it’s very important to arrive early.

Address: Honorio Pueyrredón 1406, Villa Crespo
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 01:00
Phone: 4588-1194
Price: $$$ (between $400 and $600 pesos per person approximately)

Extra tip: The parilla of the moment

11. La carniceríaPhoto: La Carniceria Facebook

For lovers of modern cuisine, this restaurant is a slightly more modern version of the traditional grills of Buenos Aires. Variations to the traditional Argentine dishes include: smoked sausage, homemade blood sausages, lacquered sweetbread and traditional smoked meat cuts and their phenomenal house specialty; the Parrilla Cut (Tira de Bife), have conquered the palate of Argentines and foreigners since its opening in 2017.

Unlike the more conventional grills, the chef of La Carnicería is clear in his belief that the food enters through the eyes and although the meat is the protagonist, and the presentation of each dish, including the roasted or steamed vegetables which have an important role, creating a combination of textures and colors that make each dish look irresistible.

Address: Thames 2317
Horario: Reservation required. From Tuesday to Friday from 20:00 to 20:30 pm and from 22:30 pm until closing. Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 to 15:00 and opens again in two intervals from 8 to 8:30 pm and from 8:30 until closing.
Phone: (11) 2071-7199
Price: $$$ (between $350 and $500 per person approximately)

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By: Keilma Rojas, Venezuelan journalist, specialized in culture and current affairs. Translated by Anna Englund.

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Buenos Aires Nightlife: the best bars and clubs to visit in 2017 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/buenos-aires-nightlife-best-bars-clubs/ Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:00:59 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=11677 The Buenos Aires nightlife is possibly the most famous and varied of South America. There are bars and clubs for every taste and in almost every neighbourhood of the city. Palermo, Recoleta and San Telmo are the most crowded; however, the most exclusive parties take place in Puerto Madero and Costanera Norte. In this article, [...]

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The Buenos Aires nightlife is possibly the most famous and varied of South America. There are bars and clubs for every taste and in almost every neighbourhood of the city. Palermo, Recoleta and San Telmo are the most crowded; however, the most exclusive parties take place in Puerto Madero and Costanera Norte. In this article, you will find the bars and clubs in Buenos Aires to visit in 2017. You cannot miss the bonus track we have prepared for the most curious travellers who want to live the best of the nightlife in Buenos Aires.


Buenos Aires Nightlife: Bars in Palermo

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Decorated with work of arts from Argentinian plastic artist Guillermo Emilio Lockett, Milo Lockett Bar also offers a great variety of drinks and food – Picture: Milo Lockett Bar

The palermitana nightlife is one of the most important of the city. Even though clubs rule this neighbourhood, there are several ideal bars you can go to if you wish to spend a relaxing night on weekends or to have a drink before going to the club – where the party will not start before 2 am.

Milo Lockett Bar, at Costa Rica 5560, is one of those bars. This place is decorated with work of arts from Argentinian plastic artist Guillermo Emilio Lockett and you will also be able to taste delicious cocktails. The bar also offers gourmet sandwiches, vegetarian hamburgers and a great variety of salads. Milo Lockett Bar is opened every day from noon to 2 am.

Anasagasti Bar is all the rage in Palermo as well. You will find this bar on the first floor; you can also find a restaurant and a mysterious terrace. At Pasaje Anasagasti 2067, the bar is opened from Tuesday to Saturday from 7 pm.

You can also go to Verne Club, inspired by the French novelist Jules Verne – you cannot miss the cocktails from the End of the World section or the Miguel Strogoff prepared with vodka. The snacks menu is rather good but clients prepare the hot dogs. The Verne Club is located at Avenida Medrano 1475 and is opened everyday from 9 pm.


Buenos Aires Nightlife: Bars in San Telmo

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In Doppelgänger we are so sure of the final quality of our cocktails that our policy is the following: if you don’t like it, we change it and if you don’t want to change it, you won’t have to pay for it. – Picture: Doppelgänger

Almost every corner of San Telmo offers the best artisanal beers for locals and tourists alike to enjoy for hours. The first bar you should visit in San Telmo is Gibraltar, considered by some experts of the nightlife in Buenos Aires the most crowded of San Telmo. Gibraltar clients usually have a certain ritual: pool game, a lot of draught beer (at a good price!) and some snacks – you can share them with friends since they serve a lot. This bar is at Perú 985 and is opened from Tuesday to Sunday from midnight.

If you’d rather have a cocktail than a beer, the Doppelgänger Bar is just what you need. The first thing you should know about this place is that it has a declaration that you will fall in love with. Besides describing how the cocktails and the ice are prepared and how the cups are chosen, you can read the following affirmation: “We guarantee our menu – that offers more than 100 cocktails. In Doppelgänger we are so sure of the final quality of our cocktails that our policy is the following: if you don’t like it, we change it and if you don’t want to change it, you won’t have to pay for it.” This bar is at Avenida Juan de Garay 500 and is opened from Tuesday to Saturday from 7 pm.

The third option in San Telmo is Krakow Bar, named after the capital of Poland. The atmosphere of this bar is ideal to chat with friends or to enjoy an evening with your soul mate. Krakow Bar offers many attractions such as draught beer, liquors, tapas, hamburgers, Happy Hour – every day from 21 – and a giant TV screen where they usually broadcast live sport events. You can find it at Venezuela 474 and it opens every day from 5 pm.


Buenos Aires Nightlife: Bars in Recoleta

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Portezuelo is a 35-year-old bar and considered one of the best bars in Recoleta! – Picture: Portezuelo

In Recoleta, the youth of Buenos Aires is mostly present in the surroundings of the Recoleta Cemetery (Cementerio de Recoleta). In this neighbourhood, you will find museums, beautiful gardens and excellent bars recommended by the locals.

Milion (located between Barrio Norte and Recoleta, Paraná 1048) is a three-story mansion that was restored and accommodated to host a restaurant, a bar and lounges where you can enjoy good music. It is opened every day from noon to 4 pm and from 8 pm.

Another classical is Portezuelo, at Vicente López 2160. Its 35-year-old history makes it one of the best bars of Buenos Aires. You cannot miss the Parrillada de Mar (Sea barbeque) and amongst the cocktails they offer, the Bombón Portezuelo is one the favourite of the clients: Amarula Liquor, chocolate liquor, ice cream and bon o bon (Chocolate candy famous throughout Argentina). It opens every day from 6 pm.

However, if you are looking for a trendy option in Recoleta, you should go to the Presidente Bar where the cocktails are handly made by famous bartender Sebastiá García. Apart from its bar, Presidente Bar has a beautiful garden and a secret library. You can find it at Avenida Presidente Quintana 188 and it opens from Tuesday to Saturday from 8 pm.


Buenos Aires Nightlife: Nightclubs

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Asia de Cuba is one of the most famous clubs of Buenos Aires. Enjoy the Puerto Madero nightlife in Buenos Aires – Picture: Asia de Cuba / Wink Party

If you wish to go to a club in Buenos Aires, the locals will all concur on this: enjoy a few drinks with friends before you go dancing, arrive at the club at around 2 am and be prepared to go to more than one club during the night; then, go back home with the sun already up.

Asia de Cuba (Pierina Dealessi 750) is a reference in Puerto Madero; this club has been designed so that locals and tourists alike can spend a really exclusive night, with exquisite oriental plates, a great variety of drinks and a dance floor where the music never stops.

Kika (Hondura 5339) and Rosebar (Honduras 5445) are two of the most crowded clubs of Palermo. From Tuesday to Saturday, both nightclubs always try to get the best Djs and to throw the best theme parties of the city.

You cannot miss Bayside (Complejo Punta Carrasco), one of the favourite clubs of Costanera Norte; its location is precisely one of its most lovely aspects. After a fun night with friends in Bayside, watching dawn of the River Plate is the perfect way of closing the weekend.

Another great reference is Niceto Club (Niceto Vega 55100). Unlike the other clubs, this one usually offers a great variety of national and international concerts, spectacles and thematic parties for everyone to enjoy.

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Bonus Track: Speakeasy Bars in Buenos Aires

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Discover the speakeasies of Buenos Aires with the Bar 878 – Picture: Bar 878

The speakeasies or hidden bars are all the rage in Buenos Aires. Why are they so special? They are truly hidden and since the directions of some of those bars have been revealed on social networks, the challenge is now to find the password – it changes every week – that will enable every curious to enter those exclusive places.

We offer you 7 of the most popular speakeasies, but remember that the password changes every week and you will be able to find it on the social networks of those bars. Good luck!

– Puerta Uno, Juramento 1667, Barrio Chino.

– La Puerta Roja, Chacabuco 733, San Telmo.

– Bar 878, Thames 878, Colegiales.

– Nicky Harrison, Malabia 1764, Palermo

– Florería Atlántico, Arroyo 872, Retiro.

– Frank’s Bar, Arévalo 1445, Villa Crespo

– J.W Bradley Bar, Godoy Cruz 1875, Palermo

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By: Keilma Rojas, Venezuelan journalist, specialised in culture and actuality. Travel writer for Daytours4u / Translated to English by Grégory Noël

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Where to eat in Buenos Aires: 7 restaurants for every budget http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/where-to-eat-in-buenos-aires/ Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:00:49 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=11632 The cuisine of Buenos Aires – and of Argentina in general – is recognised and praised throughout South America. All the good things you have heard about the Argentinian meat is true and there is no word to explain what enjoying a good asado with a cup of the world’s best Malbec in Buenos Aires [...]

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The cuisine of Buenos Aires – and of Argentina in general – is recognised and praised throughout South America. All the good things you have heard about the Argentinian meat is true and there is no word to explain what enjoying a good asado with a cup of the world’s best Malbec in Buenos Aires feels like. However, the flavoured cuisine of Buenos Aires isn’t limited to meat, you will also find delicious pizzas and hamburgers and even discover Armenian exotic flavours that will make you want to come back to the Argentinian capital just to enjoy one more meal. Since the gastronomic offer in this city is pretty wide – 10.732 restaurants – we offer you a recommendation of 7 restaurants to help you choose where to eat in Buenos Aires.


1. Where to eat meat in Buenos Aires: La Cabrera

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The bife de chorizo of La Cabrera never disappoints those wondering where to eat in Buenos Aires / Picture: by La Cabrera

La Cabrera is one of most famous and visited parrillas of the city. It has ranked first in the 50 Latin America’s Best Restaurants of Restaurant Magazine for three years straight (2013, 2014 and 2015). This establishment is an unforgettable experience for tourists as well as a reference for locals. All those prices were won thanks to their meat as well as the warm environment of the restaurant and the service of the professionals.

Among the most popular starters, you will find the Provoleta with raw ham and dried tomatoes and the empanadas de carne (sort of meat pie).

As the main course, you cannot eat anything else than the bife de chorizo (a beef-steak) even though the ojo de bife (rounder chunk) and entraña (skirt steak) are excellent options as well. If you think vegetarians will be left out since this is basically a barbeque, you must know that the creator of this place, Gastón Riveira, has widened its menu to meatless plates.

Their ravioli are worth a try as well as the grilled eggs with sweet pepper.

Address: La Cabrera Norte, Cabrera 5127, Palermo; La Cabrera Sur, Cabrera 5099, Palermo.
Horary: Monday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm to 1 am.
Price: $$$$ (more than ARS$600 per person).
Website: http://lacabrera.com.ar/

Travelling tip: Just like La Cabrera, Don Julio (Guatemala 4691) is a recognised restaurant, perfect for tasting the best Argentinian meat; tourists usually love this establishment. Precisely because the place is so famous, you must always stand up in line if you wish to enter the restaurant. This will not happen in the Club El Don Steak House (Angel Justiniano Carranza 1859). This is another great parrilla of Palermo where you will taste cuts of meat in an authentic atmosphere – and you won’t have to wait in line.

If you wish to try an asado with a local, try this Closed-Door Asado Experience!


2. Where to eat pizzas in Buenos Aires: Los Inmortales

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If you are looking where to eat in Buenos Aires and want to eat pizzas, Los Inmortales is just the place to go / Picture: Los Inmortales

This is one of the most emblematic pizzerias of the city. Since the inauguration of their first establishment in Corrientes in 1952, Los Inmortales has been a reference for the people of Buenos Aires and a highly recommended destination for tourists since you can find it only a few blocks away from the Obelisco. The history of this pizzeria begins in Naples, where Doña Rosa lived in Italy before migrating to Argentina with her husband and four sons. Doña Rosa had a special gift for the culinary arts and along with her son-in-law, Felipe Fiorellino, they created this relic of Buenos Aires during a decade marked by a new talented generation of artists and writers.

Los Inmortales is an iconic restaurant in which you will see photos of characteristic personalities of Buenos Aires, such as Carlos Gardel and you will also be able to enjoy exquisite pizzas as the provolone, one of the classics of this place.

Address: Corrientes 1369, San Nicolás. You can find their other establishments in Lavalle 746, Paraná 1209, Mendoza 2330 and in Bahía Grande.
Horary: Monday to Sunday from noon to midnight.
Price: $$ (between ARS$200 and ARS$400 per person).
Website: https://www.losinmortales.com/


3. Where to eat hamburgers in Buenos Aires: The Burger Joint

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One of the best quality of Burger Joint is its price-quality relationship / Picture: Burger Joint

Four years ago, the Burger Joint became one of the most visited places of Plaza Serrano. This establishment offers an excellent price-quality relationship and if you wish to spend a casual night out with your friends or partner in Buenos Aires, this place is perfect. The hamburgers are simply delicious: homemade bread, well-cooked meat and high-quality ingredients. The favourite is the Bleu: blue cheese burger with rocket salad, onion and caramelised tomatoes with mushrooms. Two other demanded options are the American (with bacon) and the Cabra (with goat cheese) – or the veggie for vegetarians.

There is no table service, you have to go to the bar and order you food – you can also order a soda or a beer. There is a courtyard with a few more tables outside on the sidewalk. If you go during lunchtime, the place probably won’t be too crowded but if you go at night it will be full so you should go early.

Address: Borges 1766, Palermo.
Horary: Monday to Sunday, from noon to midnight.
Price: $$ (between ARS$200 and ARS$400 per person).
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurgerJointPalermo/


4. Where to eat ethnic cuisine in Buenos Aires: Sarkis

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Sarkis is the place to go if you want to eat Arabian and Armenian food in Buenos Aires / Instagram: @ourbestmenu

Sarkis is one of the favourite places of the people of Buenos Aires thanks to their exquisite Arabian and Armenian cuisine, history and perfect service. At dinner time, the place is never empty. There always are people waiting outside and nobody seems to mind. Everybody knows that once they are inside, the wait will have been worth it since you eat as gods in this restaurant: the food is good, abundant and comes at a good price. This formula has been working since 1982 when Sarkis Kabatían inaugurated the place.

In Sarkis, for most plates, you can order complete portions or half portions. That way, if you go with your boy/girlfriend, you will be able to taste a little of everything and go home happy. Among other things, the menu offers falafel, hummus, tabouleh, kibbeh, meat brochettes, shish-kebab, cabbage roll, kafta and couscous with lentils.

Address: Thames 1101, Villa Crespo
Horary: Monday to Sunday, from noon to 3 pm and from 8 pm to midnight.
Price: $$ (between ARS$200 and ARS$400 per person)

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5. Where to eat popular Argentine food: Perón Perón

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After the food, Evita and Juan Domingo son the main characters of Perón Perón / Picture: Peron Peron

If you don’t know much about Argentinian politics, this restaurant will make you discover a famous personality of the recent history of the country: Juan Domingo Perón, elected president of Argentina in 1946, 1951 and 1973. The place is decorated with posters and pictures related to peronism and in the centre, there is an altar to Eva Duarte de Perón, another emblematic personality of the country. You will hear the Marcha Peronista every now and then and some of the guests next to you will be singing it euphorically, waving one arm in the air as if it were a football match.

Apart from this original specificity, what really stands out in Perón Perón is the food: the menu is a tribute to Argentinian popular food. As a starter dish empanadas de ossobuco (a classical meat pie of Argentina) or pastel de papas con chorizo colorado (potato cake with chorizo). As far as main courses are concerned you can choose between the locro (a pumpkin, bean, corn and potato stew), the incredible lentils stew, grilled bondiola (braised pork shoulder) or the very special pacú (freshwater fish), one of the chef’s favourite.

Taste them with a Domingo Hermanos wine and for dessert don’t forget the classic dulce de leche pancake.

Address: Angel Carranza 2225, Palermo.
Horary: Monday to Saturday, from 7 pm to 2 am.
Phone: 011 4777-6194. Call in advance to book a table, since the establishment is always full.
Price: $$$ (between ARS$400 and ARS$600 per person).
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElPeronPeron/


6.Where to eat autochthonous meat in Buenos Aires: El Baqueano

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To enjoy autochthonous plates in Buenos Aires, there is only one place to go: El Baqueano / Picture: El Baqueano

Located in the heart of San Telmo, El Baqueano is a restaurant characterised by the signature cuisine it offers and was among 50 Latin America’s Best Restaurants in 2013 and 2014. Chef Fernando Rivarola has designed a menu of 5 or 7 dishes (you can choose) that changes every week – and you will taste more than just beef. You will discover vizcacha meat (big Peruvian hare), yacaré (caiman), ñandú (rhea), Patagonian lamb, llama, pheasant, rabbit, hare or boar, as well as delicious fruits of the sea.

As far as side dishes are concerned, the papines andinos (Andean potatoes), salads, mushrooms and edible flowers stand out. They also offer a great variety of wines from the different viticultural regions of Argentina (Mendoza, Salta, San Juan etc) as well as delicious options for dessert such as the impressive chocolate and dulce de leche cake.

Address: Chile 499, San Telmo.
Winter horary: Tuesday to Saturday, from 7 pm to 11 pm.
Summer horary: Tuesday to Saturday, from 8 pm to midnight.
Price: $$$ (between ARS$400 and ARS$600 per person).
Website: http://www.restoelbaqueano.com/


7. Where to eat sandwiches and fast food in Buenos Aires: Lo de Carlitos

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If you want to enjoy a burger or other fast food in Buenos Aires, you should go to Lo de Carlitos / Picture: Lo de Carlitos

This famous Argentinian restaurant was actually inaugurated in Villa Gesell (Atlantic Coast) but its success drove it to Buenos Aires, Bariloche and even Miami. Carlos Ciuffardi, son of Italian immigrants, created it and his sons are nowadays managing the business. The establishment became famous for its sweet and salty pancakes named after famous characters (nationally or internationally known) or after people that meant something special to Ciuffardi such as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Maradona or Che Guevara.

However, the most delicious things you will taste in Lo de Carlitos are the loin, egg and bacon sandwich, the bacon and egg hamburger and the veggie burger. Another interesting thing about this place is that you can go with your entire family since they have a special place designed for children to have fun for hours, as well as a children’s menu for the little ones.

Address: Palermo, Charcas 3702. They have 6 other restaurants in the city, in Buenos Aires province, the Atlantic Coast, Bariloche and Miai.
Horary: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 1 am.
Price: $$$ (between ARS$400 and ARS$600 per person).
Website: http://lodecarlitos.com/

Indulge yourself with the excellent cuisine of Buenos Aires and let every plate take you through the essence and history of this beautiful South American city. If you are looking where to eat in Buenos Aires, those 7 restaurants will make tourists live the finest culinary experience and keep making the locals proud.

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By: Keilma Rojas, Venezuelan journalist specialised in culture and actuality. Writer in Spanish for Daytours4u.
Translated to English by Grégory Noël

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7 things to do in Buenos Aires in 7 days http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/7-things-buenos-aires-7-days/ Wed, 24 May 2017 20:34:36 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=11541 Buenos Aires has endless oportunities for tourists, it’s vibrant culture keeps the city moving at an exciting pace. Nevertheless, travellers frequently go to Argentina in order to discover Iguazu, Mendoza or the impressive Patagonia and spend only one week of their journey in the Argentinian capital. For this reason we have selected the best things to [...]

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Buenos Aires has endless oportunities for tourists, it’s vibrant culture keeps the city moving at an exciting pace. Nevertheless, travellers frequently go to Argentina in order to discover Iguazu, Mendoza or the impressive Patagonia and spend only one week of their journey in the Argentinian capital. For this reason we have selected the best things to do in Buenos Aires that cover the most important activities and attractions to ensure an authentic and exciting travel experience.


Monday: Spend the afternoon in the bares notables

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Be immersed in the hundred-year-old magic of the bares notables of Buenos Aires, such as the Café Tortoni.  Photo Source: Cafe Tortoni

Picture the scene: there you are, having a cup of coffee sitting in the exact same spot Federico García Lorca was, writing a poem inspired by the beauty of South American. This vision can actually become a reality in Buenos Aires thanks to its historical coffee houses, also known as bares notables. You simply cannot miss a visit to one of these famous coffee  houses during your trip to Buenos Aires: these sites have been preserved by the city’s Government due to their age, architecture and local relevance. Writers, actors and politicians have gathered within these locations for more than 100 years. Amongst the most famous, we recommend the Café Tortoni (Avenida de Mayo 825/29), El Gato Negro (Avenida Corrientes 1669) and La Biela (Avenida Quintana 600).

Travelling tip: Even though you can choose to spend the entire afternoon in one of these bars, you can also book the Historical Café of Buenos Aires Tour and discover at least five of the most famous in a single day.


Tuesday: Visit the library and museums of the city

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In Buenos Aires you will some of the best libraries in the world. Photo Source: Flickr Cadampol

You must have heard that Buenos Aires is the city with the highest average rate of libraries per inhabitants. This is why on Tuesday morning, have a good breakfast and put your most comfortable shoes to visit the Avenida Corrientes. Between the Obelisco and the Avenida Callao you will find dozens of libraries: many books are stacked up on huge counters and expert booksellers can tell you every you need about the content of their shelves. Conclude this first step with the El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a Buenos Aires classic chosen by the British newspaper The Guardian as the second most important library in the world.

Continue this cultural day discovering the most important museums of the city such as the National Museum of Fine Arts of Argentina, the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires or the Carlos Gardel Museum.

Travelling tip: With the Museums of Buenos Aires Tour, you will be able to enjoy every minute of your day and fully explore three museums in four hours.


Wednesday: Taste a good Malbec

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One of the best things to do in Buenos Aires is living the Argentinian Malbec experience, first-hand. Photo Source: Bodega Matervini

In this South American nation, the Argentinian Malbec is as traditional as the asado or the tango – and it should be – since Argentina is the main producer of this grapevine in the world! Therefore, you simply must experience a wine tasting in one of the best cellars in Buenos Aires during your trip so that you can return home with an excellent souvenir. The Joaquín Alberdi Wine Tasting is an excellent option to hear the history and the characteristics of the Malbec from the mouth of an expert as you taste the delicious Altocedro Reserva or the Matervini labels.


Thursday: Go over the best bars of Buenos Aires

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Enjoy a wonderful pub crawl in Buenos Aires on a Thursday night. Photo Source: Buenos Aires Pub Crawl Fan page

Whether you wish to dance until early on the morning or to have a fresh pint of craft beer in a bar while chatting with friends and meeting new people, the nightlife of Buenos Aires offers something for everyone. Palermo and San Telmo are undoubtedly the most famous neighbourhoods to have fun in on a Thursday night and you can enjoy happy hour in most of their bars and boliches (nightclubs) until 9 or 10 pm. Two examples: one of the most classic and buzzing spots in San Telmo is the bar Gibraltar (Perú 895), famous for the variety and the quality of its draft beers. In Palermo, Mundo Bizarro (Serrano 1222) is the ideal site for a cocktail and ideal for rock ‘n’ roll lovers due to its 50’s atmosphere.

Travelling tip: If you are looking for a place where you can dance until dawn, you cannot miss the Buenos Aires Pub Crawl – that way you will discover the best nightclubs of the city.


Friday: Going to a tango show

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Enjoying a tango show in Buenos Aires is a must-do for every tourist visiting the city. Photo Source: Bsas4u

“Tango is as ancient as mankind / born with the first ache of the soul” (non-official translation). This is one of the Thirty verses to feel tango written by Ricardo Ostuni and it expresses the passion and sentimentalism of Argentina’s very own music genre. Not going to a tango show in Buenos Aires is like saying you have not even been to the city since in every pedestrian street you will find at least one couple dancing and there a tens of milongas in every neighbourhood and tonnes of shows where you can even learn some steps of this sensual dance. The Viruta Tango Club (Armenia 1366) is a great option to enjoy the show and be a part of it. Fridays in Buenos Aires are 100% tango!

Travelling tip: Every show is different and unique. Find the best one to suit your expectations with this guide to help you choose your Tango show in Buenos Aires.


Saturday: Asado and Football Day

Visiting the River Plate Museum is a fun and interesting activity not only for football fans but also for curious travellers wanting to explore Argentine passions. Photo Source: River Plate Museum fan page

After five days of getting to know the Buenos Aires lifestyle, the time has come for the main course of the Argentinian ritual: asado and football. Prepare your stomach because once the asador begins the preparation, your palate will be restless: Fernet with Coke (alcoholic beverage prepared with coke), choripán (pork sausage with bread) and vacío (special meat cut) with some salads will be the menu of your day. You will finish with delicious pastries and dulce de leche and mate (special herb used as a tea in Argentina).

Save a part of your Saturday to do a Football Stadiums Tour and to discover the history of the most important temples of the king of sports of Buenos Aires. If you are a football supporter and wish to experience a football game, check the calendar to discover what games you can attend during your trip.


Sunday: Have a walk in the main ferias and buy souvenirs

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In the Feria de Mataderos you will enjoy typical plates and traditional Argentinian dances with the locals. Photo Source: Bsas4u

The week-ends in Buenos Aires are for partying, especially in the famous San Telmo and Mataderos Markets (called ferias in Argentina) and the crowded Plaza Serrano, in Palermo, where you will find many craftsmanship and items you can buy as souvenirs. In the traditional Mataderos Feria, even though you are still in Buenos Aires you will feel as if you are in the middle of the Argentinian countryside, especially due to the traditional food and the live dance. The Feria of San Telmo and the Plaza Serrano are meeting points for the youth of Buenos Aires and is filled with a lot of talented artists. The perfect way to end your week in Buenos Aires.

The charm of Buenos Aires never fails to impress its visitors. The city consists of strolling around, enjoying exquisite plates, falling in love with the rhythm of tango and having exciting conversations with the locals – they are known to be passionate even during the most casual conversation. Enjoy all the best things to do in Buenos Aires and keep discovering the dazzling cities of Argentina and South America.

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By: Keilma Rojas, Venezuelan journalist specialised in culture and actuality. Writer in Spanish for Daytours4u / Translated to English by Grégory Noël

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Argentinian Malbec: all you need to know before your trip http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/argentinian-malbec/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:04:16 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=11350 On April the 17th, 1830, the Malbec grapes were brought to Argentina from France. That initiative was such a success that nowadays Argentina is the biggest Malbec producer in the world and Argentinian Malbec is recognized around the world. This is why on April the 17th everyone celebrates Malbec World Day. Travelling to Argentina without tasting [...]

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On April the 17th, 1830, the Malbec grapes were brought to Argentina from France. That initiative was such a success that nowadays Argentina is the biggest Malbec producer in the world and Argentinian Malbec is recognized around the world. This is why on April the 17th everyone celebrates Malbec World Day.

Travelling to Argentina without tasting this renowned wine is as unacceptable as not eating a good old asado or not going to a tango show. This article will allow you to fully take advantage of your experience in Argentina and will let you know all you need to about Malbec.

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The geography of Mendoza is ideal for Malbec / Picture by Daytours4u


Where do they produce the Argentinian Malbec?

The main viticultural region of Argentina is Mendoza – Maipú, the Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo form the Mendoza Wine Route. However, you can also find these grapes in La Rioja, Patagonia, Salta and San Juan. The Pyros Barrel Selected Malbec 2014 was produced in San Juan – it was chosen as the best wine produced outside of European vineyards at the Japan Wine Challenge 2016.

Joaquín Alberdi, wine expert and owner of a wine cellar named after himself explains that “Malbec is the only continental wine in the world, since it is produced without any maritime influence”. That particularity, says Alberdi, is why the Argentinian Malbec became a symbol of the country and why every tourist travelling to Argentina “should try Malbec from different regions to experiment the difference in flavours and textures as the altitude changes”.

How is the Argentinian Malbec?

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Grapefruits used in the preparation of an Argentinian Malbec of the Bodega Domingo Molina / Source


Malbec is a dark and intense wine. Its aromas will leave a delicious taste of cherry, strawberry, plum, raisin and even maybe red pepper in your mouth. Besides, this sweet, hot and soft wine will overwhelm your palate with flavours. If the wine has aged in oak barrels, you will also notice coffee, chocolate, and vanilla notes.

The ideal plates to uncork a good Argentinian Malbec are red meat, hard cheese or pasta with tomato sauce.

Recommended Argentinian Malbec wine cellars

“Nowadays, all the Malbec of Argentina are of the highest quality”, declares Joaquín Alberdi. Therefore, making a list of the best cellars is a complicated task. However, you can find below four interesting options to suit all tastes and budgets.

1. Bodega Domingo Molina

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Different kinds of wine from the Bodega Domingo Molina / Source


This is a family cellar, located in North Yacochuy – the Calchaquí Valley, Salta province. The experienced Osvaldo brothers, Gabriel and Rafael Domingo run it. Since the cellar is 2 kilometers below sea level, at the foothills of the Andes, they can produce an unique Malbec.

What to bring home: Finca Domingo Malbec (About $225 Argentine pesos)

2. Bodega Viña 1924

Malbec de Ángeles of the Bodega Viña 1924 / Source


This cellar is located in the Vistalba Valley in Mendoza. This is one of the oldest vineyards in the area. The grapes grow between the Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo, a pretty good location since it is 980 meters above sea level. Their wines are rather fruity and complex and if the consumer pays close attention, they will notice a taste of vanilla or cinnamon.

What to bring home: Malbec de Ángeles (About $385 Argentine pesos)

3. Bodega Altocedro:

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Altocedro and its great range of wines


The artisanal wines of this cellar are produced in La Consulta, a viticultural region of Mendoza. This is a unique location for grape production thanks to its altitude, sun exposure, average temperature and also the water from the natural springs, ideal for irrigation of the grapes. In 2001, the first Altocedra wine range was produced and since then it has become increasingly well-known not only in Argentina but across the globe as well.

What to bring home: Altocedro Reserva Malbec (about $700 Argentina pesos)

4. Bodega Matervini:

Matervini was born out of the hard work of Santiago Achával and Roberto Cipresso. “A great question made us create this wine in 2008: “what comes after Malbec?”. Our answer then was: “More Malbec, from other places and with a different personality!”, state the entrepreneurs. Their wines are from the Uco Valley, Las Heras, Cafayate and Luján de Cuyo.

What to bring home: Alteza (about $1200 Argentine peso)

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Matervini wine is one of the most popular wines of Argentina / Source


 Where to do wine tasting in Argentina?

If you want to bring a souvenir from Argentina, Malbec definitely is a great choice. Enjoy your trip to Argentina and taste a whole range of wines with a professional oenologist so that you can put one of your favourite bottles of Malbec in your suitcase.

If you travel to Mendoza, the viticultural region par excellence, be sure to book the Malbec Wine Experience Tour and visit three extraordinary cellars. You can also discover the main areas of the Mendoza Wine Route. In Salta, you cannot miss the High Altitude Wine Tour in Cafayate – the specialty there is the torrontés, a unique grape variety. If you only stay in Buenos Aires, do not worry! You can go to the Joaquín Alberdi Wine Tasting for a most complete wine tasting experience.

Discover all you can about the Argentinian traditions and live an authentic South American experience. Be sure to include Malbec and tango in your travel itinerary. If you want to know what are the other activities you cannot miss during your trip to Argentina, contact the expert team at  Argentina4u and Bsas4u to clarify any doubt you may have.

 

By Keilma Rojas, Venezuelan journalist specialised in culture and actuality. Writer in Spanish for Daytours4u / Translated to English by: Grégory Noël

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The Best Restaurants to Spend New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/best-restaurants-to-spend-new-years-eve-in-buenos-aires/ Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:00:09 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/?p=2692 Looking for a place to bring in 2017 in Buenos Aires? Here are our pick of the top six restaurants to wine and dine on New Year’s Eve.

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In addition to the tango houses, another way to spend New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires is to book a dinner at one of the many restaurants that open their doors with a special menu for this particular night. Based on Guia Óleo‘s list of restaurants that are open on December 31st, we’ve selected the 6 best places to have dinner and welcome in the new year.

New Year's Eve in Buenos AiresPuerto Cristal is the perfect setting for a New Year’s Eve dinner with family / Image Source

1) Puerto Cristal (New Year’s Eve Dinner in Puerto Madero)

See in the new year at Puerto Cristal and indulge in an evening of fantastic food and wonderful views. An appetiser full of fresh seafood will be followed by a main course feast, with options including pink salmon, grilled prawns, and pork carré. You’ll also enjoy front row seats for the firework display in Puerto Madero and a live music show. Places here are at a premium, so you need to book in advance.

2) La Parolaccia

With many venues around town, La Parolaccia offers a special menu inspired by traditional gastronomic Italian food. Perfect for celebrating with family. The Palermo chain is located in Av. Cerviño 3561 Esq. Salguero.

3) Campobravo

This restaurant offers a special menu for New Year’s Eve featuring a typical Argentine asado with the best meat, wine, and plenty of dancing. Campobravo has two locations, one being Honduras 5600 and the other Báez 292.

4) Cocu

Cocu usually opens its doors on December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st, with celebrations and an exquisite menu featuring stuffed turkey and a glass of wine from La Bodega Piedras Andinas. For dessert you can sample pan dulce made ​​with brioche dough. Address: Malabia 1510 esq. Gorriti

5) Akira Nikkei

On December 31st, Akira Nikkei Palermo awaits you with sushi and an open bar! There is also chicken and sautéed filet mignon for those who are not great fans of raw fish. To top it all off, there will be an amazing dessert buffet, then at midnight the party begins! Address: Cavia 3090, Palermo Chico.

6) Il Gran Caruso

This traditional restaurant awaits you on the nights of December 24th and 31st with a live show, decorations and a wonderful menu so you can start the year with a bang! Il Gran Caruso is located at El Salvador 5805.

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So, remember to book in advance, and we suggest you choose a party or restaurant near your hotel due to the shortage of taxis and public transport on New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires.

Visit our website to book your day excursions in Buenos Aires or to learn more about the festive period in this wonderful South American capital.

By: Anna Flavia Castro | Translated by: Camilla Day

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Where to Tango on New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/tango-on-new-years-eve-buenos-aires/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/2012/11/where-to-tango-on-new-years-eve-in-buenos-aires.html The sensual wonders of tango accompanied by fine cuisine and exquisite wine; find out how you can enjoy a unique New Year's Eve celebration in Buenos Aires.

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Are you travelling to Buenos Aires over New Year? Looking for something special to do on the night of the 31st? Well, in the birthplace of tango, what better way to bring in the New Year than by celebrating and partying the night away at one of Buenos Aires’ spectacular New Year tango shows. Ensuring you kick off 2017 with a truly memorable and authentically porteño night out. But, before we get to the dilemma of which tango show to choose, here’s some general info about New Year’s Eve, or Año Nuevo, in Buenos Aires.

Tango on New Year's EveA New Year’s Eve Tango Show is a special experience / Photo by Luiza Cavalcante

Although the city rightfully deserves its fame as being a party city, New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires is a surprisingly low-key affair, with most porteños spending the countdown to midnight at home with their families before heading out to parties much later on in the night. Others take part in the mass exodus that is customary at the start of the Argentine summer holidays and escape the capital, either crossing the Río de la Plata to Uruguay or migrating to one of Argentina’s beach towns.

This makes Buenos Aires the perfect place for tourists to enjoy New Year’s Eve. It’s not too crowded and even though party fever does eventually hit the city’s street, it’s pleasantly tranquil to start with. However, as with any festivity in big cities, there are a few key things to keep in mind if you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires:

First of all, don’t rely on public transport or taxis anywhere in the city around midnight. Ensure you get to where you want to be early and don’t expect to get home before 4am.

Prepare to spend a bit more cash: During the holidays, many restaurants, shows, and clubs put their prices up, so don’t expect to be able to do it all on the cheap.

Book ahead! Many restaurants and parties will fill up way in advance – don’t expect to wing it by just dropping in as you’ll risk being disappointed.

img_5776-2Bring in 2017 with a tango show at Cafe de los Angelitos / Photo by Daytours4u

Keeping all these points in mind, one of the most popular and enjoyable ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires is with a tango show. Some of Buenos Aires’ best tango houses put on a very special show for the last night of the year – a night of tango extravaganza where you can watch some incredible tango performances, dine in luxury, sip copious amounts of champagne and dance – tango, if you wish – the night away.

These shows on New Year all offer a pick-up service from your hotel and a transfer back from the venue in the wee hours of the morning when you choose to call it a night. The houses also have a fixed rate for the whole night – a higher rate than normal, but at least you know exactly what you’ll be paying at the end of it all. At a New Year’s Eve tango show, you’ll be served a three-course dinner, and free drinks will be flowing all night long. So, no need to worry about booking a table at a restaurant; it’s one table, at one venue for dinner, drinks, entertainment, and a hell of a party to top it off.

img_1904-2A night at Rojo Tango is a night of pure luxury / Photo by Luiza Cavalcante

WHICH NEW YEAR’S EVE TANGO SHOW IS BEST FOR YOU?

Now, there are many Buenos Aires tango houses to choose from and deciding which Tango Show to go for can be daunting. We recommend you have a look at this article we’ve prepared, to give you an initial overview, and then nose around our online catalogue that displays all the possible options.

So, here’s an additional few pointers to help you make your mind up:

El Viejo Almacén in Buenos Aires’ oldest neighbourhood, San Telmo, offers one of the more traditional tango experiences in Buenos Aires, at a par with La Ventana: they both offer high-quality dining with wonderfully authentic performances. For a more fanciful Broadway-style spectacle, we recommend the popular Señor Tango, arguably the most extravagant party in town on New Year’s Eve, while Piazzolla Tango, located in a stunning old theatre, also presents a more modern take on the traditional show.

12Piazzolla Tango is one of the most modern tango spectacles in town / Image Source

Then there’s Esquina Carlos Gardel, in the age-old tango neighbourhood of Abasto, which features one of the most elegant shows with high-tech acoustics and superb dancers. Of the same genre – high-class performances accompanied by 5-star cuisine – you have Madero Tango; a show that comes with the added bonus of being located along the docks of Puerto Madero where the city’s main fireworks display takes place. So, add pyrotechnics to a spectacular, cutting-edge tango show and you have a New Year’s Eve party to remember.

If you’re in for a New Year ’s Eve night of luxury in Buenos Aires, you have multiple options – on the one hand there’s the great-value-for-money Gala Tango (the VIP Lounge of La Ventana Tango) or, if you’re planning an extra special treat on your Buenos Aires vacation, go for a New Year’s Eve celebration at Rojo Tango; without a doubt the most expensive spectacle in the city. Well, a night of luxury never comes cheap, does it? Especially when it’s set in one of Buenos Aires top 5-star hotels, the Faena Hotel.

All of these New Year’s Eve Tango celebrations don’t simply end once the last tango performer leaves the stage: far from it. Each tango house has a programme lined up, with champagne toasts when the clocks strike twelve and parties, with live DJs, that go on until the small hours of the morning.

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So, does bringing in 2017 in Buenos Aires with a tango show sound good to you? We hope this guide to New Year in Buenos Aires has given you added excitement. However, you need to book soon! These popular New Year’s Eve tango nights sell out fast. Don’t risk missing out on all the fun!

If you’re interested in booking a New Year’s tango show in Buenos Aires, have a look at our online catalogue here and book conveniently and securely with us. Don’t hesitate to contact us either, if you require any more advice or info on what to do in Buenos Aires over New Year’s.

By: Daytours4u Content Team

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10 Things To Do In Buenos Aires When It Rains http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/things-to-do-when-it-rains/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:55:26 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/?p=3673 Is the rain dampening your plans in Buenos Aires? Don't give up! There are plenty of things to do in Buenos Aires when it rains. Read our top 10 picks.

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Buenos Aires may be scorching hot in the summer, but it is certainly not immune to summer rains (or, in fact, rain throughout the year). It can be anything from a quick and violent downpour to a few days of steady rain. But the rain is no excuse to stay inside your hotel room or apartment. There are plenty of things to do in Buenos Aires when it rains. Here are our 10 rainy day picks!

things to do in buenos aires when it rainsDon’t let a wet day in Buenos Aires rain on your parade / Image Source

10 THINGS TO DO IN BUENOS AIRES WHEN IT RAINS

1. Head to an art gallery. This is the perfect time to explore the city’s art and stay dry at the same time. MALBA, MACBA, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and Fundación PROA are four of the best options.

2. Enjoy a wine tasting. Cosying up inside with a some delicious red wine while the rain beats gently against the window… sounds ideal, doesn’t it? Joaquin Alberdi and Anuva Wines both offer great wine tastings, and incredible selections of wines to take home with you.

3. Being inside doesn’t mean you can’t get a proper taste of Argentine culture. Learn to cook Argentine cuisine and sample the best local dishes with The Argentine Experience. This interactive dining experience is both fun and delicious!

El Ateneo Grand SplendidBrowsing the spectacular El Ateneo Bookstore is the perfect rainy day activity / Image Source

4. Browse the city’s most beautiful bookstore. El Ateneo Grand Splendid, located at Santa Fe 1860, is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Housed in a converted theatre, you can easily spend hours browsing the books and reading in one of the corners, or enjoying a coffee on the old stage- turned café.

5. On a rainy evening, take shelter indoors at a tango show. This is one evening of entertainment you cannot miss out on in Buenos Aires, the home of tango. Whether you choose a modern tango house like Madero Tango or go for an authentic and traditional show like El Viejo Almacen, you won’t be disappointed.

6. The other way to get to know tango is with a tango class. Get active indoors and learn the intricate and passionate steps of the Argentina tango with a private tango lesson at La Ventana.

img_6294-2Cafe los Angelitos is one of the best tango shows in town / Photo by Daytours4u

7. If the rain is coming down relentlessly and you need to kill a few hours, see a movie at one of the city’s many cinemas. Treat yourself to the Hoyts Premium cinema experience at the Dot Baires mall – with just a few seats, and big reclining chairs, you can have food and drinks served at your seat during the movie.

8. Take a coffee break at one of the city’s famous Bares Notables. These are cafés that have a cultural or historical importance to the city. Try the famous Café Tortoni for churros and hot chocolate, or head to Café Las Violetas for an afternoon treat.

9. Get cultural and go on a tour of Teatro Colón. Guided tours of the magnificent theatre on Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world, start every 15 minutes. You can buy your tickets at the theatre.

Teatro ColonTeatro Colon is one of the most impressive theatres in the world / Image Source

10. While away the time at one of the city’s game bars. Jobs Bar in Recoleta offers board games, table tennis, pool and even archery. Another fun option is Café San Bernardo, in Villa Crespo. Off the tourist track, with a laid-back vibe, this is essentially a sports hall with a bar, with plenty of pool and ping pong tables.  In San Telmo, a favourite for an evening of board games is Krakow Bar in San Telmo.

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And if you’re happy to brave the rain, take a stroll (with an umbrella!) along the emptied sidewalks and capture another side of the city. No matter the weather, Buenos Aires is an enchanting place to explore.

Looking for more things to do in Buenos Aires when it rains? Visit Bsas4u.com to see all the best tours and travel activities in Buenos Aires!

By: Thalles Santos | Adaptation: Nicole Eberhard

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