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Indulge in Buenos Aires

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An August 2005 trip to Buenos Aires by Travelny2

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina More Photos
Quote: The food, nightlife and museums of Buenos Aires are awesome. Enjoy as much as you can during your stay!

Indulge in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires has incredible food and a ton of nightlife. There are clubs all over and since a few accidents 5 or 6 years ago safety standards have significantly improved. Typical menus in Buenos Aires are half Italian and half barbeque (parilla) Many Italians imigrated to Buenos Aires during World War II and brought their cuisine with them. Along with the traditional Italian food came gelato and BA has the best that I have had outside of Italy. Definitely go to Freddo, the largest gelato chain in the city, at least once. Beef is also huge in Argentina and most restaurants have a wide selection of parilla fare, which is meat cooked on huge grills in the kitchen. At some of the larger parillas the grill...Read More

La Parolaccia

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Restaurant

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This is the best Italian meal that I have had outside of Italy. La Parolaccia provides amazing food and service and when you factor in the exchange rate it is incredibly cheap for Americans to eat here. My friend and I went here for dinner and shared an appetizer, each had a salad, each had an entree, each had a dessert, shared a bottle of nice wine and our total bill was $40 U.S. dollar. (about 140 pesos) Probably the best bargain I have ever encountered in my life. La Parolaccia has a number of locations throughout Buenos Aires these days. There are traditional Italian trattorias in Barrio Norte (where we ate), Belgrano and Puerto Madero. There is a seafood oriented branch th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 24, 2008

La Parolaccia
Riobamba 1046
Buenos Aires
+54 (11) 4812-1053

Jackie O

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Jackie O is a great bar located in the neighborhood of Las Canitas is Buenos Aires. Las Canitas is a few blocks of bars, restaurants and shops located along Avenida Baez. Las Canitas recently became a trendy little neighborhood and is located within greater Palermo. This bar happened to be located directly across the street from our friends condo that we were staying in so that definately made it convenient for us but after going to many many other nightclubs and bars all over the city this remained one of (if not) our favorite spot so it was just an added benefit that it happened to be right across the street. Just a quick stumble home. I believe entry into the bar was 10 peso...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 24, 2008

Jackie O
Baez 334
Buenos Aires
+54 (11) 4774-4844

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA)

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Attraction | "Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires "

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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MALBA was a museum that we just happened to stumble on by mistake while wandering up and down Avenida Libertador and Avenida Alcorta during a day walk. We were lured in by the buildings interesting contemporary exterior and it ended up being a very fun experience. Like most modern art museums the facade of the building itself is essentially modern art. MALBA is all glass and concrete and it is very hard to miss from the street. Like everything else in Buenos Aires, the museum was VERY reasonably priced. Unlike a place like New York where you pay something like $12 or $15 to enter MoMA, the entry at MALBA is 4 pesos for adults and 2 for children (about $1 for adults in USD) Wednesdays are a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 24, 2008

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA)
Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1426
+54 (11) 43624583

Food in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires has some of the consistently best food of anywhere I have been in the world. Many of the restaurants serve similar fare but it is all very good and incredibly cheap to anything you are used to at home. You will eat like a king in this city every meal you want and spend probably around the same amount of money you would eating at home.Most of the people that live in Buenos Aires came from European families, many of whom were Italian and Spanish. Apparently a ton of Italians came over during World War II and brought their cuisine with them resulting in what is some of the best Italian food outside of Italy. Many restaurants will designate at least one page of their menu to Itali...Read More