Can I wear jeans to dinner in Buenos Aires?

Aug 3rd, 2006, 07:58 PM
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Can I wear jeans to dinner in Buenos Aires?

Are restaurants very fancy? I will be there mid-August and am only bringing a pair of black pants. Have too much luggage for a week in Brazil and a week skiing in Chile. Thanks!
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Aug 4th, 2006, 12:26 AM
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The general rule is that Argentinos dress up more than Americanos. This being said, there are as many exceptions as there are restauants. In restaurants in sections of town that cater to a younger and hipper crowd--Las Canitas or Palermo Soho--there are more jeans than dresses. The same is true in neighborhood bistros.....No one will refuse you service in most other restaurants, but the norm is to wear slacks or skirts in restaurants in Recoleta or the downtown area...an exception in downtown might be Florida, which attracts a lot of tourists....So, it is a mix....you will find enough places to eat in jeans that this should not present a problem for you....
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Aug 4th, 2006, 02:55 AM
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Thanks! I will only have 4 nights in BA and I don't want to go out late or anything so I can sightsee during the day, so I figured if I wore nice jeans, boots, sweater that would be okay. I'm going skiing in Chile later and will not need more than jeans there so I don't want to bring a lot of fancy clothing that I will not need.
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Aug 4th, 2006, 06:12 AM
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Dr D, you were quoted in the new Fodors Argentina.
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Aug 4th, 2006, 08:09 AM
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The good doctor is an internationally famous authority on tourism to Argentina.

Can I find that quote of his enlightened words somewhere in the fodor's website?
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Aug 4th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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hey! can people please answer my question and not hijack my thread??? I really need to know if it's okay-I leave tonight! Thanks!
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Aug 4th, 2006, 08:19 AM
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Dear Abby: the good doctor already answered, but if you want an answer from a "porteño", here goes:

You'll be perfectly all right, unless you go to a VERY fancy place.

Have a great time in our country!!!
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Aug 4th, 2006, 08:21 AM
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Thank you!!! I like multiple opinions from the experts! No plans to go anywhere too fancy but definitely some trendy places but I have black pants, should be good enough.
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Aug 4th, 2006, 10:12 AM
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ok, now that the dress code thing has been answered by two "experts," can I hijack this thread just long enough to ask what the new Fodors quoted me as having said?

Abby, I am sooo envious. I am stuck here in 100 degree weather with no prospect in site of returning to Argentina during the cool winter....
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Aug 4th, 2006, 10:18 AM
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What "site" are you talking about, if I may ask, international travel expert?
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Aug 4th, 2006, 10:45 AM
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Dr D, on the front page of the chapter entitled "Buenos Aires" you are quoted as saying:

"Buenos Aires is one of the most vibrant big cities on the planet..."

-drdawggy

Yours is the 1st quote of which only 3 appear on the page. Very prominent.

Only in the printed guide.
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Aug 4th, 2006, 11:24 AM
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As we say in BA: "Al Colón!!!!!!"
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Aug 5th, 2006, 12:59 PM
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Just had a look at the new Fodor's today at a bookstore. As well as DD - SharonG was also quoted. Remember her -the one who started out with no interest in BA and wanted to know what to wear - but in the end ended up loving it.

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Aug 6th, 2006, 09:18 AM
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Abby43 - I just got back from Argentina yesterday - jeans are fine except if you are going to a nicer restaurant. I wa actually surprised at how casaul the dress was there.
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Aug 6th, 2006, 09:19 AM
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Lizzie, please post a trip report. I am going in November and anxious to hear all about your experiences.
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Aug 6th, 2006, 02:21 PM
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Doc, now that you are home, will you be posting a trip report on your time in Bariloche? Inquiring minds want to know.....
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Aug 6th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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The inquiring mind of my dear fan club president is asking the top Internet authority on tourism to Argentina to post a trip report on his time in Bariloche.

However, dear fan club president, as far as I know, drdawggy's visit to Bariloche was in early December of last year (with yours truly) and he probably has already posted about it.

If not, it is likely he no longer can remember much about it, age and Malbec having exacted their toll.
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Aug 6th, 2006, 03:43 PM
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Alberto, DrD, I found you!!
Is this our new place?
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Aug 6th, 2006, 03:56 PM
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That's right, ga_by! With any luck, maybe we can give this place a little spice!! LOL!!!
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Aug 6th, 2006, 04:14 PM
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Oh dear, AVROOSTER. I thought he went to Design Suites in Bariloche on this trip. My goof!
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