Buenos Aires 6 days

Old Oct 14th, 2004, 02:59 PM
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Buenos Aires 6 days

We're going, a group of middle aged friends, to Buenos Aires next week.
We're going to stay at Park Chateau Kempinski Hotel, at Recoleta.
We'd like some indications of restaurants, confiterias, bar de vinos, etc. What to do, what to see ?
Thanks for your kind help,
Libanio, from Belo Horizonte, Minas, Brasil
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Old Oct 16th, 2004, 06:47 AM
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I would love to hear how you liked the Park Chateau after your return as it has such mixed reviews. We have the penthouse booked for next year. If you have a chance, please check it out.
Have a wonderful trip. The following are recommendations we have received from locals for our trip:
email of Silvina Michilini tour guide is [email protected].

Restaurant recomendations for Buenos Aires.

Italian: VeraceFederico Lacroze 2173, Belgrano)
Sottovoce(Libertador 1098)
French: Cluny(salvador 4618, Palermo)
Bistro: Sucre(Sucre 676)
Lele de Troya(costa Rica 4901)
Central(costa rica 5644)
Gran Bar Danzon(libertad 1161)
Social Paraiso(Honduras 5182)
Steak House omo (Costa rica 4661)
La Cabaña ( Rodriguez Peña 1967) .
Japaneseushi CluAlicia Moreau de Justo 286).
Spanish, Oviedo(Beruti 2602).

An other recomendations is to go Punta del Este.(Uruguay).(beach center)
Tango shows in Buenos Aires(Esquina Carlos gardel , or El Viejo Almacen tango show)
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Our favourite restaurant was 1880 Parilla at San Telmo, in Defensa 1600's block. You must book for Sunday lunch! The San Telmo weekend markets are great fun also. The food at 1880 is magic and it's full of locals enjoying themselves! Tango show at Cafe Tortoni, 829 Avenida de Mayo was great fun! You must book also. We loved the Evita Museum in Palermo, the Colon Theatre tour, La Estancia at 941 Lavalle for the best steaks in an olde world setting. BA is a fabulous city and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. We returned home Oct 8 and cannot settle down!! Have a blast!
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I will second some of the recommendations listed by other posters and add one or two of my own.

I have eaten in Sucre, Gran Bar Danzon, Oviedo and Sushi Club. All are excellent choices. I have not eaten in the recommended restaurants in Palermo Viejo, but new and newer restaurants in this area are abound...and it is an area known for good food....so these are probably good choices as well.

I have recommended 1880 Parrilla many times. I eat there at least once each time I am in Buenos Aires and it never disappoints.

Cafe Tortoni and Esquina de Carlos Gardel are good choices for a tango show. Sr. Tango is another good choice, although it has more than just tango...but it is a fun evening of entertainment.

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Old Oct 17th, 2004, 02:33 AM
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Thanks to you all for your kind replies and recomendations.
I've been in Bs.As. many times, many years ago. Once I assisted an course of American States Organization (in Portuguese OEA) and stayed two months at Hotel Richmond, in the same building of Richmond Confiteria, that I don't know if exists yet.
I'm curious about the Park Chateau Kempinski Hotel, because the chain hotel is famous in Europe. It has the best hotels in Munich and Istambul, for instance.
Can anyone help with and address to see portenos dancing the tango ? I read that this is an interesting experience.
Recoleta Village is a shop mall ? I've read about it too.
Thanks again for you advice and suport.
I promess after my trip I'll give you my impressions of Bs. As.
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Take the ferry over to Colonia. Fun place to walk around.
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Here is the Park Cahteau web page.

http://www.parkplazahotels.com/parkc.../park_home.htm

This hotel is in a good location in Barrio Norte, but I continue to hear mixed reviews about quality. Please post your impressions.

Tango....There are several ways to experience Tango in Buenos Aires: A dinner show with professional dancers. A confiteria that offers tango shows. Milongas that offer dance lessons followed by bancing. Or by catching street performers......
Sr. Tango and Esquina de Carlos Gardel are the most elaborate and most expensive dinner shows...about $50 per person, including meal, wine, performence.....Here is the web for esquina:

http://www.esquinacarlosgardel.com.ar/

Cafe Tortoni offers a glimpse into cafe society in Buenos Aires,as well as lower priced tango shows.

http://www.cafetortoni.com.ar/

Street performences are found on Florida downtown and on Sundays in San Telmo.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks Drdawggy for your opinated comments about Buenos Aires.
They are a great help and informative.
I'm anxious to see what Park Chateau Kempinski Hotel has to offer.
I'll give you all muy feedback.
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