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Our guide Galla was great! She walked at a nice pace for us to follow and took us to three restaurants - one for appetizer, one for main, and one for dessert. She explained the Recoleta neighborhood, food and meals, and prepared their traditional mate drink. We had empanadas, steak, and gelato - very nice!
A very good food tour which samples foods in a very nice neighbourhood of Buenos Aires.
A perfect introduction to the basic food groups of Argentina -- empanadas, beef, ice cream. and mate. Venues were interesting and different, food very tasty and plentiful. It was supposed to be a group of seven but four didn't show up so it was a much more personal experience than it might have been otherwise. Talking about the food culture in Buenos Aires and sharing stories was great! Only issue, which others have noted, is that the meeting place is crowded and it is not easy to spot the guide. A sign, distinctive tote bag or t-shirt would have been helpful.
I enjoyed this food walking tour very very much. My tour guide, Gala, was such a refreshing, vibrant person that it was like walking with a friend who is giving you a tour of the best food that is served in traditional and authentic Argentinian restaurants or shops. She also adds so much history into it that you get to understand the context of how such food became distinctly Argentinian. All the food that she made me taste were indeed the best I have tasted--the Beef Empanada, the Beef Asado or Grilled Beef was delicious and grilled to perfection, the sidings were just as superb! I looved discovering about the Yerba Mate which is an influence from the Northern side of Argentina and of course the dessert, the gelato--mainly an influence from Italian immigrants to Argentina, was a great way to end our tour! I would recommend this tour for those who wish to really get to know food in Argentina from the traditional and best sources, rather than the commercial, touristy ones!
Benjamin H Australia
Great walking tour, excellent local guide and amazing food!
Under NO circumstance should you eat breakfast before this tour!
Go early and wander Recoleta Cemetery before you meat see what I did there your phenomenal guide for a great walking tour of the neighborhood.
First comes the best empanada I've had in my life. Then we circle back to the cemetery area to a parrilla. At first I thought, oh no, we're going to a tourist trap. But it was REALLY good. And the food kept coming. First out proveletta, chirizo and salad with many types of breads and condiments. I was happy and content with this. Then the entire side of beef came out! A perfect medium rare, 2 inch thick steak. Oh, and did I mention the included glass of Malbec that was about 300 ml?
Next I tried Mate made in the traditional way an acquired taste.
Finally, if you can still stand up after a meat coma, there's a stop for ice cream.... something I never knew BA was famous for. It was on par with anything I've had on a street corner in Italy.
A perfect afternoon with an expert guide eager to share culture and knowledge about BA.
A MUST tour if you love food culture and a great walk.
Awesome tour! Great guide and food
Fun to experience BA with a local. We had never done a food tour before and it was interesting to see what they really eat and where they really go. Not your local tourist stops. Great fun with lots of background.
Like going to lunch with a new Argentinian friend. We had a charming young guide who spoke excellent English. She was chatty and happy to discuss life in Argentina with us honestly and without resorting to a script. The food was outstanding. We had been in Argentina a few days and had already had all of the dishes, but each one on this tour was the best. All at local establishments, not touristy locations. The Recoleta district is charming, but don't expect a tour of the sights, this is really about food and conversation. Had a little problems spotting our guide at the meeting point. Look for someone in a red t-shirt with the name of the tour company on the front, outside of the cemetary entrance. A relaxing and thouroughly enjoyable experience.
Barbara C USA
The tour was very well done and Candy was exceptional.
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