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Best Restaurants in Downtown Mendoza

One of our favorite side trips from Buenos Aires is Mendoza, the wine capital of Argentina. Only 90 minutes by plane from Buenos Aires, Mendoza has a flourishing food scene, one of the reasons we decided to create a food tour in Mendoza. Many wineries offer lavish gourmet wine paired lunches, but downtown Mendoza City […]

Merienda: Argentina’s secret to surviving until dinnertime

  There’s hardly ever a food tour of ours where a guest doesn’t mention how surprised they are by how late dinnertime is in Argentina. Most restaurants in Buenos Aires do not open until 8 pm at the earliest, and it’s not uncommon to begin dinner as late as 10 or 11 pm. So the […]

Provoleta: Argentina’s Delicious Grilled Cheese

28 Jul 2014 / in Argentine Cuisine

  One of the foods we always try on our parrilla food tours in Buenos Aires is Provoleta.  While technically Provoleta is a trademarked brand name, it has become a generic name for the dish.  Basically it is barbecued provolone cheese, but the secret is in the preparation, requiring years of experience to do correctly. […]

The Best Chivito in Colonia, Uruguay

If you take a side-trip from Argentina to Uruguay, a must try food is the chivito sandwich, the national dish of Uruguay.  The sandwich is made up of a thin piece of steak, cheese, tomatoes, mayonnaise, ham, a fried egg and often other ingredients including roasted peppers, olives, criolla sauce and mushrooms.  To make it […]

Where to Try Mate in Buenos Aires

Mate (pronounced ma-tay) is a traditional drink of Argentina.  It is an herbal infusion that tastes most similar to bitter green tea.  If you visit Buenos Aires you will most likely see people walking around with thermoses full of hot water and a mate, the cup you use to drink the tea from.  Clients on […]

Must try foods of Argentina

Increasingly Buenos Aires is becoming a destination for food and wine lovers around the world.  Recently 15 Argentine restaurants were named in a list of the 50 best restaurants in Latin America.  Here’s a list of some traditional Argentine dishes you have to try when you visit Argentina. We eat many of these on our […]

Best Cuts of Steak in Argentina

08 Jul 2013 / in Argentine Cuisine

Entering a parrilla steakhouse or carniceria (butcher) in Buenos Aires can be a little overwhelming if you are not accustomed to the wide selection of cuts (cortes) of meat available in Argentina.  On our food tours in Buenos Aires we’ll give you a lesson on what the cuts are, but here’s also an abbreviated guide to our favorite cuts of […]

Best Dulce de Leche in Argentina

10 Jun 2013 / in Argentine Cuisine

Dulce de leche is a classic food of Argentina.  It is made by simmering milk and sugar at a low heat for several hours until it turns into a thick caramel-like sauce.  Argentines love dulce de leche and put it on almost everything!  Dulce de leche is a great souvenir to bring home since it […]

Top Souvenirs from Argentina for Food Lovers

As cliché as it sounds, we would agree that the best souvenir from any trip is good memories and a fun time, however sometimes it’s nice to bring home something meaningful to remember the trip or to give to friends and family.  Since Buenos Aires has a rich food and wine culture there are several […]

The Best Wine Bars in Buenos Aires

Besides being known for its great steak, tango, and soccer, Argentina is famous worldwide for producing wonderful wine, especially Malbec.  A great treat in the country, is that wine in restaurants and bars doesn’t have the markup that you find in many parts of the world, making it easy to taste a variety of wines […]