Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Buenos Aires Dining Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
by far the best experience in Buenos Aires. You get a bit of history, culture and great food, wine and drinks and an evening will never forget. I understand that this is not for everybody, if you want a quiet intimate dinner, this is not where you go; but if you like to meet people and share and learn new sensations this is it. The fact that the food and wine are extraordinary is just a bonus.
All of this is only half of the experience, the other half are the incredible people who are there to entertain you, instruct you and answer your questions. They go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and engage you in many ways. Last but not least in your experience is left to chance... Those are the people with whom you share this experience. We met some lovely people from Brazil, Denmark, Portland Oregon and there was also a group who clearly did not need to interact with strangers as they were all friends already. This team made everyone's experience a memorable and sensory rich event.
I recommend that you do both the wine and drink experience along with the empanada making , steak dinner experience. The first one gets you a bit thawed for the second as you ease into the company of the people you share this experience with. I wish that they expand this to other cultures around the world, I enjoyed it that much.
One of the most fabulous evenings we have had on a "tour". You will learn how to make wine-based cocktails ( delicious!), play an interesting game that tests your ability to smell all the notes in wine, join a group to make your own empanadas, eat one of the very best steaks we had in our 5 days BA, and have a blast while doing it! A fun, fun, fun experience! Don't miss it!
Absolutely incredible. The chefs/hosts (Alex and Amy) are extremely engaging and informative. The whole experience was fun as you get to speak with people from all over the world. Great little look into Argentine culture and its located in a hip neighborhood with no shortage of bars/clubs to go to afterwards. Definitely recommend.
This experience was just amazing! We had so much fun and the food and wine were fantastic. Highly recommend this fun, interesting, exciting night! The staff was exceptional..we could not have asked for a better time.
We booked the event through viator, but the event was conducted by “The Argentine Experience.” Our hosts were from Britain and Argentina. The evening was quite a treat for us. We enjoyed making our own empanadas as well as eating them. Also, we had a fantastic steak dinner that was one of the best steaks that I have every eaten. During the event, we had discussions of local customs as well as tips on cooking. We enjoyed meeting and socializing with our table mates. It was a great way to spend the evening in Buenos Aires.
Fantastic! Our daughters (ages 20 and 23) thought it was going to be lame. They loved it!! Food was great. The restaurant was beautiful. And the staff makes you feel like you are in their own home. Can't say enough great things about it. Our 12 year son thought it was going to be lame too (see picture) but ended up having a great time as well.
Ruthie B. Los Angeles
Great way to spend an evening. Staff was fun and knowledgeable.
What a fantastic evening! Highly recommended experience, ideally early to mid trip, or whenever you can squeeze it in. Our four Argentine guides were informative, engaging and personable. The evening began with a crisp Malbec concoction in a lovely bar/restaurant downstairs as we got to know our local hosts and other international guests. Then we were lead upstairs to sit at two tables for the wine drinking and empanada making portion. We learned critical info about the food and how to both recognize and ask for it as we like in Spanish. We had an interactive empanada making class in groups of 6+, learned about the what makes the best Argentine beef so delish and how best to order it in Spanish. Then we got an insiders understanding of Buenos Aires hand gestures (of which are many) and made and sampled our first mate and heavenly sweet alfajores cookies. Our best night ever and up with my top steaks to date!
Wonderfully fun and unique experience. Great way to make some new friends also.
This was easily the best steak we had during our entire holiday (and the only time I had a hangover). The guys made the whole thing so enjoyable and we especially enjoyed the bit about Argentine hand gestures. However, perhaps not advisable for anyone expecting a night of culture and tame stories..... The food was beyond this world and the location was beautiful. Very very upmarket and very very good value. Would definitely recommend.
Seriously! These guys are from other galaxy! Amazing experience in Buenos Aires - and yes: one of the best steaks I've had in my life. =)
We had a great time. It was definitely a good introduction to argentine cuisine on our first night in town. Highly recommend!
I really enjoyed the tour. It was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. The staff were extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. They went out of their way to ensure everyone participated and was having a good time. I am still however waiting for the recipes for the dishes we made. They were delicious.
I had an amazing time! I highly recommend this experience during the beginning of your trip at Argentina. You learn allot not just about the food but some cultural facts , at the same time have blast sharing stories with other tourists. I did this the last night of my trip but it was a great send off and the steak is amazing. You will have fun if you do this!
My fiancé and I visited the Argentine Experience the first night we arrived in Palermo. We r glad we did. We were truly introduced to the culture, food, wine and people of Argentina. They went way beyond my expectations in EVERY area. I especially loved the aroma tasting, and empenada making!!!!
This was a fabulous experience! Lots of fun making and eating empanadas and dinner was excellent! Steak literally melted in your mouth!
So much fun and the food was great. Met a nice group of tourists and had a wonderful evening making empanadas, Very yummy. Anxious to try them at home.
This was the most fun we had while in Buenos Aires. Truly an unforgettable and unique experience. Not traditional but we were kind of tired of the traditional "parilladas" and wanted something different. The steak was the best steak we had in our entire Uruguay and Argentina trip. Cooked perfectly and very tasty. Loved making our own empanadas and they were also delicious. Time does fly when you are having fun and the entire night was lots of fun. It is a very well run operation and of high quality. Juan made the best wine infused cocktails and we also got to meet other travelers from Germany, Canada and South Africa. We even kept partying with people in our group after the Argentinean experience was over. All I can tell you is to go hungry! Plenty of food and the wine kept flowing. An amazing night, I want to do it all over again!
This was an excellent experience from the beginning to the end. We were warmly met and this whole evening was perfectly organized to create interaction between the hosts as well as the other attendees. The food was plentiful and great - probably the best steak I've ever had! Wine was excellent and plentiful as well. Congratulations to the folks for this experience, and thank you for a wonderful time.
You've read all of the other reviews, and they are true. This is a great experience. The food was some of the best I've had in Buenos Aires. The people that were there to assist us while we were there, couldn't have been nicer people. Juan, makes some of the best mixed drinks you will ever have. And, it is fun!!!! Don't hesitate, sign up now.
We could no have had a better evening/dinner. The host was excellent, the company fun, and the food outstanding. There was a blackout in the neighborhood the night we went but doing the entire "experience" by candlelight made it even more fun. We highly recommend this tour!
Besides being the best food I ate on my entire trip, this was one of the very best nights ever. This cooking/eating/laughing experience is totally awesome and would be fun for any ages, including families. We were seated with around 10 other people from all over the world (they have two big tables with around 20 total)...we were poured Malbec from several smaller wineries (best Malbec I had in Argentina), then came the empanada class. Which was a blast. But then came the most incredible steak i've ever tasted in my life, followed by a instructional on everything you wanted to know about matte. (tea). The staff was awesome -hilarious, passionate and obviously love all things Argentinian. Hanging out with others, we all exchanged stories of the best places in B.A. for eating, tango, etc...so this is a great place to start your Argentina trip, as you get tips from everyone else. On the night we were there, everyone at our table had so much fun that when these guys closed up, we all walked a few blocks down to another bar and partied till 2AM. Definately not to be missed. And they're located in the neighborhood of Palermo Hollywood, very safe and not far from central B.A. - there are lots of taxis all around all night for you to get back to your hotel. Totally awesome!