Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Outstanding Tango Shows in Buenos Aires City

Complejo Tango

"Complejo Tango" is located at a typical french residence built in 1895.  Completely refurbished, keeping the essence of the original building, with its incredible wrought iron details, floors covered with oak material, the immensity of its impressive ballrooms, keeps the magic of the old days. Address: 2608 Belgrano Ave. Tel.:4941-1119.

Gala Tango

Refined place with the best architecture and style.  The refined details of this tango show gives the character of the most glamorous show in town and the best place to enjoy both tango and folkloric performances.  Definitely after visiting this place, you will feel you have enjoyed a spectacular evening and lived a great experience. Address: 434 "5 de Julio" st. Tel.: 4334-0777 / 78.

El Viejo Almacén

The most applauded tango show worldwide relives the old times of the tango and takes us back to the times of "malevos" and "arrabales" in the soil where the tango set its first roots...Buenos Aires.  The tango evening in "El Viejo Almacén" has started. Address: 313 Independencia Ave. Tel.: 4307-6919.

Señor Tango

This tango show can hold up to 1500 people.  You are going to enjoy with all your senses an incredible display of sounds, colours, music and dance, accompanied by the skill of 40 artists on a show directly by Fernando Soler, the producer and creator. Address: 1655 Vieytes st. Tel.: 4303-0231.

Evita Vive

Like all the notable and powerful personalities, the Evita Peron´s story awakens controversias and all kind of passions.  Her political stance, ideology and the fight in the name of the most underprivileged turned her to be a champion for the most humble. Address: 364 Moreno. Tel.: 6091-2092.

La Ventana

"La Ventana" tango show is a tour along different periods. Offers one of the best cultural proposals, with an spectacular ambience: 35 artists, 2 tango orchestras live, a folkloric scene, and the best dancers and singers.  The performance is always accompanied by a refined menu that includes both creole and international food, and the best national wines. Address: 431 Balcarce. Tel.: 4334.1314/ 15/ 16.

Accommodation: Apartments Buenos Aires , Hostels Buenos Aires , Residencias Universitarias

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Nightlife in Buenos Aires

 Few cities in the world have such an intense activity as the city of Buenos Aires, with so many options for the people who want to live this experience.  This "nightlife" permanently increases the important variety of high level restaurants in Puerto Madero neighbourhood, nowadays all of the located in front of the extraordinary view the estuary of the River Plate offers, in the most glamorous area of Buenos Aires.

On the other side, Palermo neighbourhood gathers together both artists and young public, contribute with the "a la carte" entertainment, with restaurants and thematic cafes covering the sidewalks, bands live and nighclubs that remain open after midnight, different proposals when we have to choose what to do.

Las Cañitas neighbourhood, another "gourmet" space is mostly visited by actors and actresses, and by those who choose this option after the cinema or the theatre.  Again, the variety of cuisine, and the clothes stores that remain open until midnight, give us an idea of how many different places the city has to offer.

For those who like tango, dancing, or other popular cultural expressions these areas are "not to miss" points.  The cosmopolitan Buenos Aires is much more than this, in most of the capital cities of the world, entertainment usually end at midnight, but here the "porteños" used to sleep less in order to take advantage of amusement, prove to be very "latin".

The gay community has its space in this "porteño" nightlife too.  The thing is, this was the first place to admit the homosexual legal engagement, and offers an important amount of gay friendly restaurants, thematic cafes, and nightclubs.  Everybody can enjoy entertainment here, and as the local citizenship is open to different beliefs, sexual choices, and ethnick groups, is reasonable that gay tourism is accepted as well.

Nightclubs / Discos recommended:

- Esperanto: 1625 Juan B. Justo Ave. - Palermo.
- La Diosa: 3731 Rafael Obligado st. - Costa Salguero.
- Asia de Cuba: 750 Pierina Dealesi st. - Puerto Madero.
- Bahrein: 345 Lavalle st. - Downtown.
- Acqua Loung bar: 305 Juana Manso st. - Puerto Madero.
- Pagana: 2134 Vicente Lopez st. - Recoleta.
- Club Araoz: 2424 Araóz st. - Palermo.
- Pacha: Rafael Obligado st. and Pampa st. - Costanera Norte.
- Caix: Rafael Obligado st. and Sarmiento - Costanera Norte.
- Maluco Beleza: 1728 Sarmiento st. - Downtown.
- Hummer Disco: 1658 Juan B. Justo Ave. - Palermo.
- Niceto Club: 5510 Niceto Vega Ave. - Palermo.

Bars and Pubs recommended:

- The Kilkenny: 399 Marcelo T. de Alvear st. - Downtown.
- Dubliners: 2000 Humboldt st. - Palermo.
- Hard Rock Cafe: Del Libertador Ave. and Pueyrredón Ave. - Recoleta.
- Bangalore: 1416 Humboldt st. - Palermo.
- Buller Pub: 1827 Presidente Roberto M. Ortiz st. - Recoleta
- Million bar: 1048 Parana st. - Recoleta.

Gay & Lesbian recommended:

- Amerika Disco: 1040 Gascon st. - Almagro.
- Club 69: 5510 Niceto Vega Ave. - Palermo.
- Contramano: 1082 Rodríguez Peña - Recoleta.
- Axel Hotel - Cosmo Bar: 649 Venezuela - San Telmo.
- Fiesta Ambar La Fox: 3455 Federico Lacroze Ave. - Palermo.

Accommodation recommended: Apartments Buenos Aires , Hostels Buenos Aires , Residencias Universitarias

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Las Cañitas Neighbourhood

 Between Palermo and Belgrano, behind the "Campo Argentino de Polo", there rose a few years ago this small area which spread alongside a large group of signature cuisine restaurants. Its name stems from "El camino de las Cañitas", a road which connected the city with the secluded area of country houses, in the mid 19th century, when carriages lifted the dust from the dry dirt roads.

Modernity and splendour concomitant with the 1990´s caused the rise of a new gastronomic pole.  At first, the new restaurants aimed at the local hip scene, but eventually the varied gastronomic offer and decoration of the establishments started attracting a public of diverse styles and trends.  The menu is eclectic: grilled meat at "Los Primos", wood-fired pizza at "Morelia", fusion dishes at "Novecento", regional fare at "Las Cholas", pastas in "Eh Santino", drinks at "Soul Café", wine and "tapas" at "Arguibel".

Morelia restaurant
Added to this, new clothing shops peer timidly in between the profusion of culinary hot spots.  This is, for instance, the case with "Rapsodia", "Vevú" and "Giesso", to mention a few.

Must-sees at Las Cañitas:

- Soul Café: A restaurant extremely reminiscent of the 70´s: dim lights, red walls and signature cuisine. 246 Baez.
- Morelia: Wood-fired pizza plays the starring role.  It´s thin crust tempts us to have several slices. 260 Baez.
Soul Café
- El Primo: A humble pizza joint, with up-beat atmosphere.  Good meat cuts and reasonable prices. 302 Baez.
- Las Cholas: Local Argentine cuisine dishes, cooked in a cob oven.  It tends to fill fast. 306 Arce.
- Moshi Moshi: At this cute and light hall one may have varied rolls, salmon and sea bream.  Sushi bar. 1707 Ortega & Gasset.

Lodging in Las Cañitas: Charlie´s alquileres temporarios , Hostels Buenos Aires , Residencias Universitarias Buenos Aires

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tigre: Discovering our remarkable Delta - Part III

Fair and Fruits market

Fruits market

This attraction has a harbour too, this is the place where the locals used to trade their supplies, foodstuff, and merchandise produced on the islands.  Nowadays among the traditional products, you may find food, clothes, plants, furniture made of wicker or jute, to buy. Opens everyday from 10 am until 7 pm.

Victorica Stroll

On the other side of the fluvial station, after you cross the bridge, enhaces among the boats and kayaks, a wide variety of gastronomic proposals. We specially recommend "Il Novo María del Luján", located at the no. 611 of Paseo Victorica, that has an outstanding view and the best mediterranean and international cuisine to offer.  Has attractive options to enjoy the view from the pier, among which we emphasize its friendly atmosphere at tea time.  Two blocks from there, is a must "Vuelta & Victorica resto" that offers also an excellent cuisine as well as the view and "Villa Julia Resort", a stately home built in 1906 as a vacation residence, following the traditional french style, with an outstanding  wooded park with swimming pool facing the river.
Victorica Stroll

As we once read on the Pirelli guide, "...Tigre is an enormous and lovely aquatic country club.  Cars and streets dissapear between a complex chain of channels and different means of sailing transport".

Recommended lodging: Apartamentos en Buenos Aires , Hostels Buenos Aires , Residencias Universitarias Buenos Aires