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Feb 21, 2005 06:02 PM

Need recommendations in Argentina

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My partner and I are travelling to Argentina and spending the majority of our time in the Buenos Aires area. Any recommendations? We also like to participate in cooking classes when we travel. Any recommendations for Argentinian cooking classes greatly appreciated.

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  1. I just got back from spending the month of Jan in BA.

    Here are a few suggestions:

    I particularly liked the bife de chorizeo special at Campo Bravo, Baez 292. This is in the heart of the Las Canitas area and is a great place to restuarant hop. I must have went to this area 7 or 8 times in a month to try a different restuarant. I also enjoyed a restaurant called Polo there.

    For upscale, Sucre is definitely a great place, with an amazing wine list. Should be easy to find the address on the web, it is very popular.

    For hanging out, the Palermo Viejo neighborhood has great shops and cafes. Try the areas around Plaza Serrano and Plaza Palermo Viejo.

    Also, look out for a great inexpensive wine, called Salentein Malbec. For the price ($8-9 US), it is amazing.


    1. As a food lover, the first thing I wanted to do in Argentina was to take a cooking class. After doing a lot of research on the internet, I came across a place called Teresita bed & breakfast. The owner, Theresa, teaches regional recipes. We took a one day class to learn how to prepare Argentine empanadas. The class was much more than what we expected. We took the class, we had lunch plus the price included wine!
      Theresa knows a great deal about food. Keep in mind this is not a cooking school, but we loved to be able to learn and share a day at a real Argentine home.
      Take a look at their website at

      1. 1) Nectarine
        2) La Bourgogne

        1. I'll chime in with my usual accolades for Restaurant Dora. If you've not dined on Argentine steak in Argentina, Dora should be at or near the top of your list for 1st meal. That was ours, and we ended up going back multiple times. Food and even more importantly the service are totally top-drawer. When's the last time a waiter presented you with their business card? Can't wait to return...even though I will have to.

          1. Had a terriffic meal at Bengal and highly recommend. Stay away from Bice, nothing special. Bring me back a bottle of wine.

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            1. re: marilyn9

              second the Bengal suggestion... really good indian-italian food.