3 Days in Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Welcome to this three days’ guide to Buenos Aires. This magnificent city is chosen by millions of tourists year after year, making it one of the top destinations in the world. In here you will find all kinds of tips, maps, and useful travel information, so you don’t get lost in this big city and the great variety of activities that it can offer to you.

This guide has been developed thanks to the contribution of many local experts who know the city’s best secrets, where to stay, what to do and what to avoid. Buenos Aires is divided into different very characteristic neighborhoods. On this guide, we will explore the most important ones that you should most definitely visit, such as Palermo, Recoleta, San Telmo, La Boca, and Downtown.

All maps provided in this guide are accessible in online mode through Google Maps, allowing easy navigation and directions all around the city.

Useful Information about Buenos Aires

Official Language: The Spanish Language is the official language.
Time Zone: GMT – 3 hours
Metric System: Kilograms, centimeters and Celsius
Weather: Warmest month is February and coldest month is July.

Electricity: Sockets and plugs in Buenos Aires are completely different than in US, so you will need an adapter. Argentina uses 220Volt and 50 KHz with Plug Type I, as below:

Sockets for electricity in Buenos Aires

Currency: Argentina uses the Argentine peso (symbol: $), code ARS. Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 pesos and 50, 25, 10 and 5 centavos.

Tipping: Tipping is generally not expected in Argentina. If you want to provide a tip, then give a 10% in restaurants, round up in the taxi, and 10% to your tour guide.

Cost of Living:

  • – Meal in an inexpensive restaurant: 7.5 USD
  • – Meal in a mid-range restaurant for two persons: 30 USD
  • – 0.33 liter of Water: 1 USD
  • – Local Transport (one-way ticket): 0.33 USD
  • – Cost of a bottle of Beer in a Bar: 2.22 USD
  • – Double room at an average hotel: 80 USD/night

Average Internet Speed: 4.7 Mbps (around 60% slower than in US). The wifi coverage is moderate and it is relatively easy to find a free wifi at busy places.

Credit Cards: Visa and Mastercard are the most commonly accepted credit cards. The small restaurants and shops may not accept credit cards. Sometimes you will be asked to show your passport when paying with a credit card. Some other times you may be asked to pay a small surcharge for paying with a credit card.

Dial Code: +54

Health Insurance: If you are coming from Europe bring your EHIC (European health insurance card). More info at http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1021&langId=en&intPageId=1728

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are requested to enter the country. You can check the status at https://www.iamat.org/country/austria/risk/routine-immunizations

Lost or Stolen Credit Card:

-American Express: +1 514 285 8165
-Diners Club: +1 514 877 1577
-Discover: +1 801 902 3100
-JCB: +81 3 5778 8379
-Mastercard: +1 636 722 7111
-Visa: +1 303 967 1096

Visa Requirements: It depends on the country of your whether you should get a Visa to enter Argentina. Please check https://www.visahq.com/  for more information.


The Best Tours and Activities to Pre-Book Before Going to Buenos Aires

Here, we have compiled a list of the most interesting and best-reviewed tours you can book before going to Buenos Aires. It includes activities such as Milonga night out, sightseeing tours of Buenos Aires, Tour to the River Plate and Boca Juniors Stadiums, Tigre Delta Boat trips and other. Click on the links to discover more about the prices, read the reviews of others and book anything that relates to your interests.


Top Tips for Traveling to Buenos Aires

#1: If you decide to move around in a taxi, try to take those who have a sign that reads “Radio Taxi,” since they belong to a cab affiliate company and are not independent drivers. Taking taxis in Buenos Aires is very safe when compared to most South American cities, but still, it’s a good idea to take this extra caution to avoid any kind of problem.

#2: Avoid taking the metro between 7 AM to 10 AM and between 4 PM to 7 PM. It gets really crowded to a point on which you may feel like you’re in some kind of version of hell.

#3: If you arrive at Ezeiza (EZE) / Ministro Pistarini International Airport, don’t take the taxis right outside its doors. You will find dozens of drivers offering to take you to the city, but they are not a good choice because they will find any possible way to charge you much more than what they say finally. Some of them aren’t even real taxi drivers, but thieves are looking to steal your stuff. Hire any of the official transports that get you to the city (vans, buses, or official taxis). The airport is about 40 minutes away from the city’s downtown, and the price of a regular service from the airport to any part of the city is approximate $15, while a taxi may be around $25.

#4: Public transport is overall pretty safe and reliable within the city. All buses work 24/7 and usually don’t need to be waited at for more than a few minutes. Metro closes at 10:30 PM at night. All public transport is very cheap too when compared to Europe or USA standards.

#5: Try to learn some basic Spanish: Lots of porteños (a slang term for Buenos Aires citizens) don’t speak fluent English, so it’s always a good idea to learn a couple of basic words and questions in Spanish in case you need to use them.

#6: Try not to hang around downtown after midnight: Buenos Aires has a very intense nightlife, but most of it goes on in other neighborhoods (mostly Palermo) and not at city center. If you hang around downtown after 1 AM you will probably not find a single soul in there.

#7: Avoid traveling to Buenos Aires in summer: The weather gets extremely hot during December, January and February. The combination of the heat and the humidity makes it really unpleasant to walk and go around the city. Plus, in January all porteños get away from the city, and many places are closed for the entire month. So do yourself a favor and go at any other time of the year. Buenos Aires is best enjoyed during fall and spring, but it’s not a bad idea to go during the winter either since it doesn’t get very cold.


How to Get from the Airport to the Center of Buenos Aires

Ezeiza (EZE) / Ministro Pistarini International Airport is located 30 km (18 miles) from the center of the city. It’s crucial to be aware of the different possibilities for getting to the city center from the airport because there is no public transport making this ride.

There are basically two recommended ways for going from the International Airport to the heart of the city:

  1. Get a Taxi: It costs between $20 and $25 to get to the center of the city. If you decide to go in a cab, it’s important to get an official cab and not go with the independent drivers that are waiting right outside the airport. Inside the airport, you will find the official taxi companies’ counters. Go there and ask for a taxi.

Below you can see a picture of how the official taxi company counter looks like.

  • Get a Transfer Service: These are vans that take you to the city. They cost less than a taxi (around $15) and have a few predefined stops inside the city (Obelisk, Palermo, Recoleta, etc.). If one of those stops is near where you need to go, then this becomes a pretty good option. They usually depart every half an hour and take about 45 minutes to get to the Obelisk from the airport.

Below you can see how one of these Transfer Services counters looks like. Just go there and ask for prices and times of departures.

If you want a private transfer, book it at Buenos Aires Airport Private Transfers to Downtown Hotels


Shopping in Buenos Aires

Here are some tips about shopping in Buenos Aires:

  1. Clothes are much more expensive in Argentina when compared to Europe or USA. So, if you are coming from there, you will probably be rather shocked about the prices.
  2. You can find the main premium brands in any shopping mall, such as Alto Palermo, Abasto, Galerías Pacífico, or Paseo Alcorta.
  3. If you’d like to find lower prices, you have to head to Córdoba Avenue, within the Palermo neighborhood, where you will find lots of outlets. Most of these outlets are located right on Córdoba Avenue between the streets Lavalleja and Gurruchaga, which makes an extension of about 6 blocks full of outlets. On here you will find Levi’s, Bowen, Kevingston or Kosiuko outlets, among others.

Get this map online: [Google Map]

You will find another interesting outlets area over Aguirre Street between Serrano and Acevedo, within the Villa Crespo neighborhood, very close to the Córdoba Avenue outlets area.

Get this map online: [Google Map]



Best Restaurants in Buenos Aires

Argentina has one of the most interesting gastronomy scenarios of the world, mainly thanks to the fabulous worldwide recognized meat.

We strongly recommend going to a parrilla and taste an amazing asado at least once, if not more. Another interesting Argentinian food you should definitely try is empanadas. Finally, you may also want to try some pizza in Buenos Aires, which is mainly famous due to the enormous amount of cheese they put into them.

Here are some of our favorite dining places in Buenos Aires:

  1. La Cabrera (5099 José Antonio Cabrera Street, Palermo, http://lacabrera.com.ar/en/ ): The most famous parrilla in the whole city. It can be a little pricey, and you will also find lots of tourists in here, but it’s all worth it because you this is probably the best meat you will ever eat in your life. You should try to make a reservation in advance because it gets really crowded. It has a happy hour between 6:30 PM and 8 PM, on which you have a 40% discount on everything; the only downside of this is that they kick you out at 8 o’clock with no exception.
  • Pizzeria Guerrin (1368 Corrientes Avenue, Downtown, http://www.pizzeriaguerrin.com ): Right next to all the famous Corrientes Avenue there is this mythic place with all its history. Make sure you like cheese because they put a lot of it to their pizzas.
  •  La Casita de Tucumán (1507 Ecuador Street, Recoleta, https://www.facebook.com/lacasitadetucuman/ ): Some of the best empanadas you can have in Buenos Aires in this little cozy place located in the neighborhood of Recoleta.
  • El Tejano (4416 Honduras Street, Palermo, https://ahumadoras.com/eltejanoba/ ): If you feel like trying something different than typical Argentinian food, you may want to check out this Texan place. Ribs and chicken wings at this place are without a doubt the best you will find in the entire city. The place is really tiny, so reservation beforehand is needed.

1st Day In Buenos Aires – Itinerary

9:00

Arrival at Ezeiza (EZE) / Ministro Pistarini International Airport, which is 30 km away from the city center

9:30

Take an official airport taxi to the city center, Palermo or Recoleta, which are our recommended neighborhoods for your stay in Buenos Aires.

Cost: 20€ Taxi

10:30

Arrival at the hotel. Accommodate yourself and rest for a little while before starting your first day getting to know Buenos Aires!

11:30

We recommend taking the Hop-on-Hop-Off Bus during your first day in Buenos Aires, even if normally we’re not really fans of this kind of coaches to be honest. The thing is that Buenos Aires is a huge city, with several different neighborhoods very different from one another, and distances are not very walkable sometimes. We believe that taking the Hop-on-Hop-off Bus at your first day can give you a first impression of all of the different neighborhoods so that you make an idea. Some of the neighborhoods that you get to know while riding on this bus are Monserrat, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero, Retiro, Recoleta, Belgrano, and Palermo. If you’re staying in Buenos Aires, there is no way you can get to know and see all of these neighborhoods by yourself without taking a bus like this one, and that is why we recommend it for your first day.

You can also get off at any of its 33 stops, walk around, and then catch the next bus 30 minutes later. Take into account that on this guide we will be proposing specific visits to Palermo, Recoleta, San Telmo and La Boca for the following days, so maybe you can avoid getting off at those stops since you will get to know them later anyway. The bus ticket includes an audio-guide so that you can hear some interesting facts about these neighborhoods’ rich history. Tickets cost around 33€ per person, and you can get them in advance here.

Our recommendation is to go from the hotel to the Obelisk so you can see Buenos Aires most famous monument. At this time of the day, you will also be able to see how the heart of this city looks like during daytime, with thousands of people walking around. Then you can take the Hop-on-Hop-off Bus from the Obelisk and start your tour!

Cost: 33€ Hop-on-Hop-off Bus

16:00

After your first impression of Buenos Aires and all of its different neighborhoods with the Hop-on-Hop-off Bus, we recommend getting to know a bit more about the center of the city and its historical parts.

You may start at the National Congress Palace; this is where Avenida de Mayo begins, which extends to Plaza de Mayo, one of the most iconic places in the city. At Plaza de Mayo you will also be able to see the Casa Rosada, which is the seat of the National Government. During this 2 km walk, you will be able to see all the most emblematic and historical places and buildings of Buenos Aires history. See ZoomTip 1.1 to know more about the importance of these sites.


Get this map online: [Google Map]

National Congress Palace

Casa Rosada


18:30

After this intense and exhausting first day, go back to the hotel and rest for a while before dinner. Remember that dinner in Buenos Aires begins at between 9 PM to 9:30 PM at least, and since we also have some plans for your first night, we recommend that you use this time lapse before dinner to rest and recover some energy for what’s coming later.

20:45

We suggest you go to a parrilla for tasting that famous Argentinian’s steak during your first night. As mentioned before, La Cabrera (5127 Cabrera St) is the one we recommend the most. Other exciting options are Don Julio (4691 Guatemala St) or El 22(1950 Carranza St).

Cost: 25€ approx. Parrilla Dinner

22:30

For finishing this incredible first day in Buenos Aires, we recommend you to go to some of the most emblematic tango places so you can listen to some great music and watch tango performances live at the same corners on which this musical style was created. The corner of San Juan and Boedo, within the Boedo neighborhood, is the most emblematic tango spot of Buenos Aires. You can also find other great tango places at the Abasto neighborhood, such as La Catedral (4006 Sarmiento St), or La Viruta (1366 Armenia St). La Catedral is a very old storehouse full of antiques that are now used as a sort of tango sanctuary. On the other hand, in La Viruta you will be able to dance and watch many other people dancing the tango for hours. After 2 AM, professional tango dancers come in, and it’s your turn to sit at a table and look at the professionals do what they do best.



1st Day in Buenos Aires – Map

Below you will find the maps corresponding to all the different activities that we recommend for your first day in Buenos Aires. They are accessible in Google Maps format for you to easily use on your smartphone or tablet while you are in Buenos Aires.

As you can see on the map, a significant part of the city is covered on your first day, mainly thanks to the hop-on-hop-off bus.

Get this map online: [Google Map]



ZoomTip 1.1: Information on Buenos Aires emblematic and historical places that you will see during your first day

Obelisk

The obelisk is a historical monument considered as the icon of the city. It was built in 1936 for Buenos Aires 4th century anniversary.


National Congress Palace


This is the building on which the National Congress activities take place. Its construction began on 1897 and finished on 1906. Its main entrance is named “Entrada de Honor” and is located on Entre Ríos Avenue.

Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada

The Casa Rosada (Pink House) is where the presidential office is. Built in 1954, it is located in front of the historic Plaza de Mayo.  It also holds the Governments Museum, which contains many different objects related to all presidents in Argentina’s history.


Plaza de Mayo

Most of the more important moments in the history of Argentina happened at Plaza de Mayo. The city’s founder, Juan de Garay, planted the symbol of justice here on 1580. Since then, Plaza de Mayo became the center of the citizens’ life, where the most severe acts and celebrations occurred.

Plaza de Mayo is where the famous Madres de Plaza de Mayo gathered every Thursday since April of 1977, with signs and pictures of their disappeared sons and daughters during the military coup that terrified the city and the entire country during that time.



2nd Day In Buenos Aires – Itinerary

9:00

Visit La Boca.

La Boca

The most touristic part of La Boca is the street Caminito, a pedestrian street of only 100 meters. This little street is full of multi-colored small buildings which particularity resides on the fact that they don’t have front doors.

Since this is a very touristic area, all perpendicular streets are full of tango dancers, restaurant, gift stores, etc., but they are all extremely expensive when compared to the rest of the city, so we don’t recommend you to spend money in there.

After walking around Caminito and its surroundings, we recommend visiting the Quinquela Martin Museum, which holds one of the largest collections of Argentinian art from the end of the 19th century until nowadays. The museum is not very big, so a little bit more than 1 hour is enough time for you to stay there. After the museum visit, you can walk around the shore of the river and go to La Bombonera, the mythic Boca Juniors stadium, which is one of the most famous and particular football stadiums in the world. If you’re a football fan, you can take a guided tour of the Boca Juniors museum for the price of 10 €.

Cost: 10€ La Bombonera

12:30

Visit San Telmo.

San Telmo

After a nice glimpse of La Boca neighborhood, it’s time to discover the magic of one of its neighbors: San Telmo. We don’t recommend to go walking from La Boca to San Telmo because La Boca is not an entirely secure neighborhood to walk around outside its main touristic spots; just take a taxi to go to San Telmo. Since the distance is pretty short, it will be cheap.

Once in San Telmo, you can start in its central spot: Plaza Dorrego. This square is always full of life, with several places to get something to eat, lots of musicians playing, etc. If you’re going there on the weekend, you get to see the fabulous San Telmo Market, where you’ll find all kinds of antiquities, toys, everyday Argentinian old tools, or almost anything you can imagine. Actually, the market opens every day, but more than half of it is closed during weekdays, so that’s why you get full enjoyment by visiting it on a Saturday or a Sunday.

After getting something to eat at Plaza Dorrego or any of the beautiful San Telmo streets, we recommend going to the Modern Arts Museum, located just a few blocks away from Plaza Dorrego at 350 San Juan Avenue (See ZoomTip 2.1 for more information about Buenos Aires Modern Arts Museum). The cost of the entrance to the museum is only 1.5€.

After visiting the museum, we recommend taking a short walk to Parque Lezama, which is a gorgeous park that will make you forget for a while that you’re in the middle of a metropolis and enjoy a little nature instead.

Cost: 1.5€ Museum of Modern Arts Entrance

17:00

Go to Puerto Madero.

Puerto Madero during the night

After your visit to San Telmo, we recommend taking a 15-minute walk and get to Puerto Madero. This is the most modern part of the city, full of massive skyscrapers. The difference between San Telmo and Puerto Madero regarding architecture is astonishing, considering they are only a few blocks away from each other. Here you can enjoy a gorgeous sunset to finish this long day the perfect way. Also, take a walk through its quiet, modern streets. Buenos Aires is usually very crowded, so you won’t find many roads as quiet and peaceful as the ones you see at Puerto Madero.

19:30

Return to the hotel, get some rest and have dinner. We recommend trying the famous Argentinian empanadas at any of the empanadas places near your hotel (you’ll find lots of them just walking a couple of blocks), or see the “Where To Find The Best Empanadas In Buenos Aires” chapter.

22:00

Enjoy some of Palermo’s bars and nightlife.

After dinner, we suggest you take some night walks through Palermo to get a glimpse of this beautiful neighborhood at night.

Palermo is a huge neighborhood divided into different sections: Palermo Viejo, Palermo Chico, and Palermo Hollywood are the primary ones. For this night tour, we suggest starting at Palermo Viejo and its beautiful streets and bars.

Begin at Shangai Dragon (1197 Aráoz Street), a beautiful bar with oriental decoration that serves lots of different craft beers.

After enjoying a beer or two at Shangai Dragon,we suggest walking through Plaza Serrano, the main square and center of Palermo Viejo, and its amazing little alleys. You’ll find dozens of bars next to Plaza Serrano, but they’re mostly tourist traps, with nothing special to offer but extremely high prices. But just a couple of blocks away you can find a hidden treasure: Soria Bar (5151 Gorriti Street). This bar has a huge garden on which you’ll find yourself very comfortable, and it’s usually full of people from all around the world who you can talk to about your experience in Buenos Aires so far. The beers are ordinary, they only have the famous brands, but drinks are very well done and cheap.


In case you still have some energy in you and want to hang around a little longer, you can keep walking through Gorriti Street towards Palermo Hollywood. Its name is because most television channels and film studios are located on those streets, so don’t be surprised if you find some famous actors at bars in this area. Here we recommend the bar Carnal (5511 Niceto Vega Avenue). In case you’re still up for some serious party, you have Niceto Club right across the street. This club is open until 6 AM with some of the best new alternative music scenes: live bands perform until 3 AM, and after that, the night is completed with DJ sets.


2nd Day in Buenos Aires – Map

Below you will find the maps corresponding to all the different activities that we recommend for your second day in Buenos Aires. They are accessible in Google Maps format for you to easily use on your smartphone or tablet while you are in Buenos Aires.

We’ve divided this day into two different maps: one corresponds to your time itinerary (La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero), and the second one corresponds to your night plan (Palermo at night).

Day Itinerary Map:


Night Itinerary Map:

Get this map online: [Google Map]



ZoomTip 2.1: Information on Buenos Aires Modern Arts Museum

Buenos Aires Modern Arts Museum (http://museomoderno.net/) (usually referred as MOMBA) opened on 1956 and has been one of the most important museums of the city ever since, along with the famous MALBA (Latin American Arts Museum of Buenos Aires). Entrance is 30 pesos and free for students.

It includes over 6.000 works, including Antonio Berni, Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky and Marta Minujín, among many others.


Address: Av. San Juan 350, C1147AAO CABA, Argentina
Open Hours: Monday Closed, Tuesday to Friday from 11 to 18:30, Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 20:00.
Founded: 1956
Tel: +54 11 4361-6919
Google Arts Projects: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-de-arte-moderno-de-buenos-aires-museo-moderno


3rd Day In Buenos Aires – Itinerary

09:00

Check out from the hotel, deposit your luggage there and go to Teatro Colón

We suggest you start your last day at Buenos Aires with a visit to the historical Colón Theatre. This mythical place is considered as one of the best theaters in the world, and once you enter the theater, you will understand why immediately.

Take the guided tour that begins every 15 minutes. See ZoomTip 3.1 for more information about the Colón Theatre.

Cost: Colón Theatre Tour 13€

11:00

Take the metro and head to the Chinese neighborhood in Belgrano.

After a visit to the historical Colón Theatre, we suggest you to continue the day going to the Chinese neighborhood. As any other Chinatown, you will find lots of interesting things and beautifully decorated streets.

After this, you can take a little walk around the Belgrano neighborhood, where you will find some beautiful architecture (walk a bit through Cabildo Avenue), and you’ll see lots of typical porteños through their routines. If you’re a football fan, here you’re close to El Monumental, which is River Plate’s stadium. River Plate and Boca Juniors are the two most important football teams in Argentina by far; and El Monumental is the biggest football stadium in the nation and is the home of the Argentinian National Team, even though La Bombonera is more famous due to its history and its original design.

You can have something for lunch here at Belgrano neighborhood if you’re hungry. There are dozens of different places to eat you will come across while walking around.

12:30

Take a walk through the Palermo Forests

The immense neighborhood of Palermo has a vast area of beautiful forests for you to enjoy. We recommend starting at the Jardín Japonés (Japanese Garden), which is a gorgeous space full of life. It is one of the largest Japanese gardens of its type outside of Japan. The price of entrance is only 5€.


After your visit to the Japanese Garden, continue walking through the forests and go to Galileo Galilei Planetarium. If you choose to enter the place, you can see a piece of lunar rock or 100 million years old sea life fossils, among many other things. If you’re not that interested, you can simply walk around the beautiful surrounding park.

Cost: Japanese Garden Entrance 5€

16:00

Visit Recoleta neighborhood.

We recommend you spend your last few hours of your trip to Buenos Aires here at the beautiful Recoleta neighborhood. Probably the most European part of the city: people usually find some great similarities to Paris.

The most significant spot of the neighborhood is the Recoleta Cemetery. Go there to visit this world wide famous museum, considered as one of the most beautiful and best cemeteries in the world by BBC or CNN, among others.

Some of the most notable interments at this cemetery are Eva Perón, writers Adolfo Bioy Casares and Victoria Ocampo, and Presidents of Argentina Arturo Illia, Bartolomé Mitre, Carlos Pellegrini, Domingo Sarmiento, Julio Roca and Leandro Alem, among many others.

Take a walk around this beautiful neighborhood, have some coffee at one of its gorgeous cafés and think about how amazing your three-days at Buenos Aires stay has been before you leave home.

18:00

Take your luggage and head to the airport.


3d Day in Buenos Aires – Map

Below you will find the map corresponding to all the different activities that we recommend for your second day in Buenos Aires. They are accessible in Google Maps format for you to easily use on your smartphone or tablet while you are in Buenos Aires.

Get this map online: [Google Map]



ZoomTip 3.1: Colón Theatre

The Colón Theatre is the main opera house in Buenos Aires. It is currently ranked as the 3rd best opera house in the whole world by National Geographic, and also considered among the best five in the world regarding acoustic.

The original theater opened in 1857 and was replaced by a new theater that took a 20-years construction and opened in 1908.


Tip: If you want to skip the lines and experience a more private tour of Colon Theater, try the Buenos Aires: Skip-the-Line Colon Theater and Palaces Tour


Where to Find the Best Empanadas in Buenos Aires

If you’re in Buenos Aires and feel like eating empanadas, you will find some every 100 meters. Even though most of them are usually pretty good, here we give you a list of the best among the best places for you to try this delicious Argentinian famous food.

#1: El Sanjuanino – Sánchez de Bustamante 1788, http://www.elsanjuanino.com.ar/

Typical place on which you’ll find a public radio playing in the background and mostly old every-day customers at the tables. We recommend the ones of spicy meat, ham and cheese and blue cheese, but all of them are good.

#2: La Americana – Avenida Callao 83, https://www.monroeamericana.com.ar/

Opened in 1935, this place considers itself as “the Queen of Empanadas” (a statement you can even read on its walls). The type of empanadas that they offer here is salteñas, which means they are made in the style of Salta, a northern province of Argentina.

#3: La Fachada – Aráoz 1283, http://www.lafachada.com.ar/

You can eat on traditional tables or in a small living room with little tables. They have a great variety of different tastes.

#4 La Mezzetta – Álvarez Thomas 1311, https://www.facebook.com/pizzeria.lamezzetta

These empanadas come at an enormous size. You should not order more than 2 o 3 per person.

#5: La Morada – Hipólito Yrigoyen 778, http://www.lamorada.com.ar/

Apart from the amazing empanadas, a visit to this place is worth also because of the walls decoration: it’s like a retro pop collection. You’ll find everything from 40’s magazines to little toys from that era.


Useful Spanish Phrases

Even though Argentinians who deal with tourism usually speak some English, we suggest you learn some Spanish words before you head to Argentina, just in case.

Common Greetings in Spanish

English Word Spanish Word Pronunciation
Good morning. Buenos días. booEHN-os DEE-as
Good afternoon. Buenas tardes. booEHN-as TAR-dehs
Good evening Buenas Noches. booEHN-as NO-chehs
Hello, my name is John Hola, me llamo Juan. OH-la meh YA-mo Wahn
What is your name? ¿Cómo te llamas? KOH-moh teh YA-mahs
How are you? ¿Cómo estás? KOH-moh ehs-TAS
I am fine. Estoy bien. ehs-TOY bee-EHN
Nice to meet you. Mucho gusto. MOO-choh GOOS-toh
Goodbye. Adiós. ah-dee-OHS
See you later. Hasta luego. AHS-ta looEH-go
Please. Por favor. pohr fah-VOR
Thank you. Gracias. gra-SEE-ahs
You are welcome De nada. deh NA-da

The Numbers in Spanish

1 Uno oo-no
2 Dos Dose
3 Tres Trace
4 Cuatro Kwat-ro
5 Cinco Sink-o
6 Seis Saze
7 Siete See-yet-eh
8 Ocho Och-o
9 Nueve New-eh-veh
10 Diez Dee-ace
20 Veinte Bayn-tay
30 Treinta Trayn-tah
40 Cuarenta Kwah-rayn-tah
50 Cincuenta Seen-kwayn-tah
60 Sesenta Say-sayn-tah
70 Setenta Say-tayn-tah
80 Ochenta Oh-chayn-tah
90 Noventa Noh-bayn-tah
100 Cien Syehn
Thank you.Gracias.   Hi. Hola   Yes.  Sí.   Good morning. Buenos días   
You’re welcome.  De nada.   I want. Yo quiero   No.  No.   Good afternoon. Buenas tardes   
Please.  Por favor.   I want a taxi. Yo quiero un taxi.   Here. Aqui.   Good evening. Buenas noches   
Excuse me. Con permiso.   I want a beer. Yo quiero una cerveza.   There. Alli   I’m sorry.  Lo siento.  
Pardon me.  Perdone.   I don’t want. Yo no quiero    Street. La Calle.   I don’t understand.  No entiendo.  
Who? Quien?   How? Como?   Right.  A la derecho   I don’t speak Spanish.  No hablo español.  
What? Que?   How much? Cuanto?   Left . A la izquierda   Do you speak English?  Habla inglés?  
Where? Donde?   How many? Cuantos?   Straight ahead. Derecho    What’s your name?  Cómo se llama?  
When? Cuando?   How long? Por cuanto tiempo?   Where is the bank? Dónde está el banco?   My name is … Me llamo…  
Why? Por que?   How are you?  Cómo está?   Where is the subway?  Dónde está el metro?   What time is it? Qué hora es?   


At the Restaurant

A table – Una mesa   A menu – Un menu   Soup – Sopa  
Salad – Ensalada   Burger – Hamburguesa   An appetizer – Una entrada  
Dessert – Un postre   A drink – Una bebida   Water – Agua   
Red wine– Vino tinto   White Wine – vino blanco   Beer – Cerveza  
Chicken. El pollo   The meat. La carne   Water. Una agua  
What do you recommend? Que me recomienda?   I am vegetarian. Soy vegetariano/a   I have allergy to .. Tengo alergia a …  
Coffee – Un café    (Calling a waiter if he is a man): Senor!   (Calling a waitress): Senorita!
The check – La cuenta (e.g. Senor, la cuenta por favor)   Is the tip included?  Incluye la propina?   How much does that cost?  Cuánto cuesta?  
Where is the bathroom?  Dónde está el baño?      

Have an amazing time in Buenos Aires!

Your friends at Guidora.

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