The Argentine Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Get a taste of Argentina's local cuisine with this 3.5-hour interactive dining experience in Buenos Aires. Begin with a Malbec-based cocktail, then learn how to make wine-based cocktails under the guidance of a sommelier and mixologist (if you choose the mixology option). After, master the art of correctly closing empanadas before sitting down to a meal of authentic Argentine cuisine, paired with four boutique wines. Finish by learning how to prepare 'mate,' the country's most popular drink, paired with alfajores. Numbers limited to 14, ensuring a small-group experience.
  • 3.5-hour dining experience in Buenos Aires
  • Meet and eat with fellow foodie travelers from all over the world
  • Take part in a wine-based cocktail class
  • Learn how to fill and close empanadas correctly
  • Savor an authentic Argentine dinner, paired with four boutique wines
  • Eat the very best grade, gaucho-raised beef available in Argentina
  • Learn to prepare your own 'mate' drink and try alfajores
This unique interactive dining experience starts with your arrival at the location, at which point you'll receive a Malbec wine-based cocktail and meet your fellow foodie travelers.
Suit up in an apron and chef hat, and then learn how to close traditional Argentine empanadas using different 'repulga' techniques. After, sit down to a dinner consisting of food from all four corners of the country, including bife de lomo, arguably Argentina's best steak. The food served varies, but might include famous culinary exports like chorizo and grilled provoleta cheese, and is paired expertly with four varietals of wine.
Finish by learning how to make your own mate, a traditional tea drink that has its own ritual, etiquette, and history, which you'll enjoy with alfajores, the typical Argentine dessert.
Mixology Option:
Enter the “aroma room” to test your olfactory senses, learning how to identify wine based on its smell with the guidance of a sommelier. Accompanied by gourmet appetizer pairings, you'll learn to create wine-based cocktails using red wine, white wine and rosé. Then, choose your favorite and mix yourself a large glass to take to dinner with you.

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, Oct 2018

This is a very good experience, you learn a lot about the local culture, the wine, and the food and have fun practicing what they teach you.
The title of this tour is however misleading and the description too: you are not making empanadas from scratch but just filling and closing them, and the same for the alfajores, you are not making the cookies but just assembling them.
Similarly, this is not a small group experience, but you are dining with 20 or 30 other people and the room is very noisy after a few glasses of wine
Would we have had these details, I am not sure we would have subscribed but it was fun all the same

Patricia S S
, Aug 2018

I really like this

Nashira M
, Aug 2018

Soooo, sooo fun!!!! Highlight of our trip. The staff was great, energetic, funny, friendly, and had heavy wine pours, haha!
Don't miss out on this one

Victor B
, Jul 2018


, May 2018

This is a super fun experience in BA. Make sure you take the mixology course, as this is also nice. It's highly interactive and fun, including empanada making I was terrible,wine drinking, and of course, a massive steak. The people running the show are super fun, teaching everything from Argentinian hand gestures to how to order your steak I'm a juegosa guy. This is the one tour to do in BA if you don't have any other time. Go. It's worth it.

Jennifer W
, Apr 2018

This was a lot of fun! You get to make empanadas, and some of the other food is cooked for you by professionals. Would do again.

, Mar 2018

Amazing! A must do in Buenos Aires :

James J
, Mar 2018

Loved it. Super fun. Great food and drinks. I'm not sure I really learned anything but I had a great time.

Lisa T
, Mar 2018

There were 4 of us that went and we had a great time! Also had a lot of fun with our table mates and two of us won from our group. Charlotte won for making the winning empanada and I won for the correct answer. Had a wonderful time and the staff was great!

Michigan Melinda
, Mar 2018

Just wow. We feared this would be a touristy deal and it was. We feared we wouldn't come away with a lot of new cooking ideas we didn't. But darn it we had so much fun! This team brought the diners together in such a spirited and spirit-filled environment and we all had a ball. The mixology portion of the night was terrific and we did get some great new cocktail ideas there. And while we didn't learn a lot about cooking at the dining experience, the food was terrific and we had a gas hanging out at two large community tables. I cannot state it clearly enough: EVERYONE who works at the Buenos Aires Dining Experience comes together to ensure their guests have a ball and come away with a broader understanding of Argentinian culture.

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