Buenos Aires Journals

New Years Vacation in Buenos Aires

A December 2005 trip to Buenos Aires by Spectra

Quote: Buenos Aires keeps on getting better and more exciting. And you can't beat the prices for food, shopping, and activities.
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I've stayed at this hotel before, many years ago, on business trips. But I found it well-maintained, updated, and in good style. The health club is very well-equipped. It is adjacent to outdoor and indoor pool areas, and the spa has great steam room, sauna, and well-equipped dressing room in case your flight departs late or your room isn't ready. We stayed on an executive floor, and the room was recently updated and refurbished in tasteful and elegant furnishings. The hotel is within walking distance of the great "Avenida Florida" shopping street, and you can easily walk to the Ricoletta District. Although most tourists don't do so, a walk through the train stations and markets across the Pl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2006

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center
1225/1275 San Martin Street.
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1104
+54 (11) 43189000

Establo

Restaurant | "El Establo"

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A few blocks from the Avenida Florida shopping street is a GREAT local Argentinian grill called Es Establo. I'd guess it opened in the 1920s, and not much has changed since then. Waiters dress formally. There is a giant open grill where the chef's continuously attend to the charcoal and grill to make sure the steaks and meats are cooked perfectly. The restaurant is your typical Argentine feast with a wide selection of "al carbon" meats and seafoods. There is an extensive wine list and selection of side dishes. Quantities are large, so most can be split with your party. I had a 1/2 lomo steak brochette with "pay pappas" (shoestring potatoes), my friend had spareribs. We shared a mixed salad t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 1, 2006

Establo
Paraguay 489
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 4312-0807

Katrine

Restaurant

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Katrine is a Mediterranean high-end restaurant in the "Puerto Madero" area. It is in a renovated warehouse/pier along the dock area. Food is excellent, and the decor is a trendy "safari meets sheek Mediterranean". You can dine inside or outside. Service is excellent and friendly. I had lamb medalions over white beans and vegetables, and my friend had grilled chicken stuffed with asparagus. The seafood appetizer was excellent. This is a place where you splurge but end up only spending about $21 per person (USD). I've dined at this restaurant four times over its 10-year existence, and each time, I've been impressed and satisfied. It's a nice way to see the Puerto Madero area and enjoy a relaxed, elegant...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 1, 2006

Katrine
Alicia Moreau De Justo 138
Capital Federal, Argentina 1107
+54 11 43156221

Caminito Pedestrian Street/La Boca District

Attraction | "La Boca District"

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For something completely different, take a taxi to LaBoca on a Sunday afternoon for a walking tour. This artist colony is famous for the local houses and shops which are painted all sorts of wild colors. There is a flea market with many individual stalls of unique artistic items. Enjoy one of the local cafes or bars and take in the sights.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 1, 2006

Caminito Pedestrian Street/La Boca District
Calle Caminito
La Boca, Buenos Aires 1166