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singba Sep 27, 2013 02:20 PM

Hi all, Just wanted to give anyone whos travelling to or is already in BA the heads up about a parrilla tour I just did.
www.parrillatour.com
A 2 and half hour walking tour of Las Canitas and Palermo which will not leave you hungry.I have just arrived in South America so my local food knowledge is a blank canvas and this was a perfect place to start the education.
We met up at a cosy little Parrilla where our American guide David introduced us to choripans (basically the Argentinian hot dog) as well as giving us some history of the area, restaurants, and general food talk.
A short walk later and we were sampling some fantastic beef empanadas (not the ground beef but the chunky stuff with a nice addition of cumin).
The main event of the tour was a sit down lunch at a "secret" Parrilla with a few bottles of Malbec. Without singing the praises of the food to much (which ive got to say was sensational) the experience of turning up at what appeared to be a run down empty boarded up shack only to be ushered in before the door was firmly closed behind you to the outside world is one I could only have got with a bit of inside knowledge.
Closed doors aside if you are coming over to BA or indeed are already here id recommend you give these guys a go.
They also gave me a fair few restaurant tips and recommendations which ill be trying out over the coming weeks and letting you guys know how I get on.
I hope this is of help to others in the same boat as me (new to the area and trying to suss out the non touristy real Buenos Aires
)cheers

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    dcbbq RE: singba Oct 7, 2013 01:11 PM

    thanks for the post! we're planning a trip and welcome all of your insights

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