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El Obrero, Buenos Aires

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments

This isn’t a review. This is just a ‘let you know how it is’. We didn’t go to a restaurant, we went to an institution. You don’t drive down the long drive into Stanford and rate the landscape architecture. You don’t go to the Salk Institute and critique the buildings. You don’t go to Johns […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Favorites

Persicco (gelato), Buenos Aires

April 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

….and we found it! After a bit of looking – nothing extensive like our searches for veal sandwiches or pain au chocolat, we found some absolutely awesome ice cream in BA. I won’t say it’s the best – there are just too many places to try out. But based on multiple locations, this was just […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Favorites · Kid-friendly

La Cabrera, Buenos Aires

April 10th, 2009 · No Comments

There’s so much to say about this place. Where to start? The food, service, atmosphere, patrons, neighborhood, where? Let me try to provide some background – the parrilla controversy. Maybe we researched it too much, but there is a lot of writing about parrillas in Buenos Aires. We found comments damning and praising every parilla […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Favorites

Casa Coupage – Buenos Aires

April 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

What a great find considering I was just searching on the web for a place to do an interesting wine tasting and this place fortuitously came up. I later found out that it is listed on guia oleo as one of the best places too eat in Buenos Aires. First of all, Santiago and Inés […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Favorites · wine

The Library Lounge, Faena Hotel + Universe, Buenos Aires

April 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

So this place has the cool. Maybe you want to punch me in the face for writing that, or maybe not. But it does. This hotel is a super, super funky hotel built in an old grain silo/warehouse in the super-fashionable, recently-redeveloped Puerto Madero district of BA. Designed by Philippe Starck (crazy but an amazing […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires

Cumaná, Buenos Aires

April 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

We found this place from reading both the Time-Out guide for BA and the Lonely Planet City Guide – hardly two sources authoritative on all things for Bon Vivants, but we were in need of lunch and thought we’d give it a try. And yes, were were (again) pleasantly surprised. Cumaná is famous for its […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Cheap Eats

Cabaña Las Lilas, Buenos Aires

April 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

So, when you’re in Japan you’d go for Sushi. When you’re in Hong Kong, you’d go for Dim Sum. And when you’re in Argentina, you need to go for steak. My apologies to our vegetarian readers – you can stop reading here. Argentina is one of the world’s largest beef producers, and Argentinians eat more […]

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1810 Restaurant, Buenos Aires

April 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

After too many bad experiences with food occurring as a result of the “Hey, we’re tired – let’s just eat here” line of thinking, I have learned that doing a bit of research into where to eat will prevent you from wasting money on a bad meal. But every now and then, you’re just too […]

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Winery wine bar/wine store, Buenos Aires

April 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

“Winery” is a chain of liquor stores throughout Buenos Aires (and perhaps farther afield?) that stock not only an excellent selection of Argentinian wines, but also have in-store wine bars – some of which would pass muster just on their own as wine bars – where you can do a tasting, try a sampling platter […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · wine

Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Up there with the rest of the world’s famous cafes – Les deux Magots, Cafe Select, Cafe Greco, the tea room at Fortnum & Mason, Cafe Florian – Cafe Tortoni is Buenos Aires’ oldest and most famous cafe. It certainly has the atmosphere and the pedigree to be in the list of the World’s Top […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Cafe