Few sports get infuse Argentines with such passion and devotion as football (soccer) and watching a game in Buenos Aires is a highlight for many visitors to the city. Even non-football enthusiasts can’t fail to be swept up in the excitement of match day – Argentine football games are renowned for their unrivalled atmosphere, with fans screaming, chanting and singing throughout the game and the energy levels as high off pitch as they are on.
You’ve likely got a long list of things you want to do in Buenos Aires – learn to tango, tuck into some fine steak, hit the city’s legendary nightclubs – but to help you get the most out of your Latino experience, here are a few things not to do.
Argentina is world renowned for its premium steaks, sourced from grass-fed cattle that roam the pampas region and exported to all corners of the globe. It’s no surprise that visitors to Buenos Aires are so keen to tuck into the city’s most popular dish but with steaks served up from every joint in town, how do you find the best? Wherever you go you’re unlikely to find a bad cut of meat in Buenos Aires, but for those hunting down the city’s finest steak, here are some of the best parrillas (steakhouses) to try.
Tucked in the shadows of the vast Andes mountain range and encircled by lush vineyards, Mendoza has a lot to offer travelers wanting to explore the Argentine countryside. Here are a few ideas for the best day trips from Mendoza.
If you are traveling to Buenos Aires and are looking for an authentic cultural experience, then you better be prepared to eat meat. And also prepare yourself to eat at times when you normally are sleeping. In order to learn more about the Buenos Aires meat heavy food culture I signed up for a walking food tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires – San Telmo.
From the cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires to the glacial wonderland of Patagonia, Argentina has plenty to tempt the intrepid traveler, but with only one week to see the sights, it’s impossible to cram it all in. For those limited on time, here are a few ideas for how to make the most of one week in Argentina.