Red wine and red-hot tango are two of Argentina’s top exports, and few places do both as well as El Querandi, one of the most famous tango venues in Buenos Aires. The historic restaurant and wine bar is popular with tourists, who frequent the legendary dinner tango shows, and serves up an acclaimed menu of Argentine cuisine and local wines. The Basics
El Querandi has been making its mark in the tango world since it first opened its doors in 1920, and while the nightly dinner shows are now mostly for the benefit of tourists, the passion and artistry of tango is still very much alive. Tuxedoed waiters and glittering chandeliers bring a touch of old-world glamour, film reels showcase clips of tango greats, and sultry shows feature performances by some of Buenos Aires’ most talented dancers.
To best experience the offerings at El Querandi, choose a night tour including a 3-course gourmet meal your choice of dishes—including Argentina’s renowned steak— as well as wine, a tango show, and hotel pickup and drop-off. Some Buenos Aires wine tours include a tasting at El Querandi.
Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- The dinner tango show at El Querandi is a must-see for visitors to Buenos Aires.
- Book your tickets in advance to ensure a spot, as this is one of the most popular tango shows in the city.
- Smart dress is required.
- The venue can accommodate large groups.
- El Querandi is accessible to wheelchair users.
There are several ways to reach El Querandi, located in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Most visitors arrive as part of a tour or by public transport—the closest metro station is Bolivar (Line E), and the Route 22 A bus stops just steps from the venue. When to Get There
El Querandi hosts its dinner tango show every night of the week. All nights are good nights to go, as the show doesn't change according to the day. Dinner is served at 8:30pm and the show starts around 10:15pm. Summer (December to February) is peak tourist season in Argentina, however the best time to visit Buenos Aires is in spring (September to November) and fall (March to May), when temperatures are mild.Argentine Tango
Argentine tango is an improvisational dance that originated in the suburbs of Buenos Aires and Montevideo (Uruguay). Tracing the history of Argentine tango from the late 19th century bordellos—through its many generational interpretations and including plenty of modern, gasp-inducing modern twists—the El Querandi tango show is a stylish introduction to the iconic dance.