After meeting your tour group at the Recoleta Cemetery entrance, take a walk through the neighborhood's early-evening streets as you make your way to your first local restaurant. Discover the real flavor of authentic empanadas at this typical Argentinean cafe, and taste the different beef, cheese and vegetarian fillings.
After enjoying your appetizers, continue to another restaurant for the main event: the parrilla. Dine on authentically grilled Argentinean meat, served with a glass of the local malbec wine.
To complete your foodie experience in Recoleta, visit the final restaurant for dessert of home-made ice cream topped with the local favorite, dulce de leche, a decadently rich caramel sauce. To finish up, you can try some mate - a traditional Argentinian drink. After your tastebuds are satisfied, your tour will end in Recoleta, where you'll be able to explore the neighborhood on your own!
Junín 1865, C1113AAU CABA, Argentina
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
This was our favorite tour in Buenos Aires! Our guide was knowledgeable and very personable.. It was like hanging out with an old friend while sampling amazing food in the neighborhood! LOTS of food and everything from empanadas to ice cream. No dinner reservations need after this tour! Highly recommend.
Our guide Galla was great! She walked at a nice pace for us to follow and took us to three restaurants - one for appetizer, one for main, and one for dessert. She explained the Recoleta neighborhood, food and meals, and prepared their traditional mate drink. We had empanadas, steak, and gelato - very nice!
A very good food tour which samples foods in a very nice neighbourhood of Buenos Aires.
A perfect introduction to the basic food groups of Argentina -- empanadas, beef, ice cream. and mate. Venues were interesting and different, food very tasty and plentiful. It was supposed to be a group of seven but four didn't show up so it was a much more personal experience than it might have been otherwise. Talking about the food culture in Buenos Aires and sharing stories was great! Only issue, which others have noted, is that the meeting place is crowded and it is not easy to spot the guide. A sign, distinctive tote bag or t-shirt would have been helpful.
I enjoyed this food walking tour very very much. My tour guide, Gala, was such a refreshing, vibrant person that it was like walking with a friend who is giving you a tour of the best food that is served in traditional and authentic Argentinian restaurants or shops. She also adds so much history into it that you get to understand the context of how such food became distinctly Argentinian. All the food that she made me taste were indeed the best I have tasted--the Beef Empanada, the Beef Asado or Grilled Beef was delicious and grilled to perfection, the sidings were just as superb! I looved discovering about the Yerba Mate which is an influence from the Northern side of Argentina and of course the dessert, the gelato--mainly an influence from Italian immigrants to Argentina, was a great way to end our tour! I would recommend this tour for those who wish to really get to know food in Argentina from the traditional and best sources, rather than the commercial, touristy ones!
Great walking tour, excellent local guide and amazing food!
Under NO circumstance should you eat breakfast before this tour!
Go early and wander Recoleta Cemetery before you meat see what I did there your phenomenal guide for a great walking tour of the neighborhood.
First comes the best empanada I've had in my life. Then we circle back to the cemetery area to a parrilla. At first I thought, oh no, we're going to a tourist trap. But it was REALLY good. And the food kept coming. First out proveletta, chirizo and salad with many types of breads and condiments. I was happy and content with this. Then the entire side of beef came out! A perfect medium rare, 2 inch thick steak. Oh, and did I mention the included glass of Malbec that was about 300 ml?
Next I tried Mate made in the traditional way an acquired taste.
Finally, if you can still stand up after a meat coma, there's a stop for ice cream.... something I never knew BA was famous for. It was on par with anything I've had on a street corner in Italy.
A perfect afternoon with an expert guide eager to share culture and knowledge about BA.
A MUST tour if you love food culture and a great walk.
Awesome tour! Great guide and food
This food walking tour in Recoleta was actually a complete meal. Just wish that we had learned more about the actual neighborhood, more background info, not just going from empanadas place to neighborhood steak place to ice ice cream parlor. I am not sure that the guide added too much to the tour, although she was friendly, warm and easy-going.
We arrived at Recoleta and had to look for our tour guide. He did not have a sign and we had to ask several people. Eventually after about 30 minutes of searching we found him. Otherwise it was a nice tour and we loved Buenos Aires.
Take a food-lover's tour of the Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood with an English-speaking local as your guide. Visit three restaurants for an in-depth exploration of this lovely downtown residential area, and thrill your taste buds with authentic Argentinean cuisine, including empanadas, dulce de leche and parrilla. Eat like a local at neighborhood restaurants on this fascinating and delicious tour of Recoleta!