- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Take a food-lover's tour of the Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood with an English-speaking local as your guide. Visit three restaurants for an in-depth exploration of this lovely downtown residential area, and thrill your taste buds with authentic Argentinean cuisine, including empanadas, dulce de leche and parrilla. Eat like a local at neighborhood restaurants on this fascinating and delicious tour of Recoleta!
- Get inside tips from a local
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Free snacks included
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Food tastings and mate drink
- 1 glass of Malbec wine
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Vicente López, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
After meeting your tour group at the Recoleta Cemetery entrance, take a walk through the neighborhood's early-evening streets as you make your way to your first local restaurant. Discover the real flavor of authentic empanadas at this typical Argentinean cafe, and taste the different beef, cheese and vegetarian fillings.
After enjoying your appetizers, continue to another restaurant for the main event: the parrilla. Dine on authentically grilled Argentinean meat, served with a glass of the local malbec wine.
To complete your foodie experience in Recoleta, visit the final restaurant for dessert of home-made ice cream topped with the local favorite, dulce de leche, a decadently rich caramel sauce. To finish up, you can try some mate - a traditional Argentinian drink. After your tastebuds are satisfied, your tour will end in Recoleta, where you'll be able to explore the neighborhood on your own!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
This was our favorite tour in Buenos Aires! Our guide was knowledgeable and very personable.. It was like hanging out with an old friend while sampling amazing food in the neighborhood! LOTS of food and everything from empanadas to ice cream. No dinner reservations need after this tour! Highly recommend.
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.
This food walking tour in Recoleta was actually a complete meal. Just wish that we had learned more about the actual neighborhood, more background info, not just going from empanadas place to neighborhood steak place to ice ice cream parlor. I am not sure that the guide added too much to the tour, although she was friendly, warm and easy-going.
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!
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.
We arrived at Recoleta and had to look for our tour guide. He did not have a sign and we had to ask several people. Eventually after about 30 minutes of searching we found him. Otherwise it was a nice tour and we loved Buenos Aires.
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.
A terrible experience - don't waste your money. The restaurants chosen were inferior quality and I had a tough chewy steak and what tasted like watered down wine. Worst experience of my Argentinian trip.
We met at the Recoletta cemetery which was an odd place to meet especially since we do not go in. The tour was 4 people and a guide. We walked from the cemetery through the streets of Recoletta (an area of Buenos Aries). This area is the more upscale section of BA and, we were told to hide the jewelry we were wearing. I did not see a threat anywhere and felt safe however.
The tour guide was not very good. She spoke in broken English, very difficult to understand. The language issue along with the street noise and small sidewalks made hearing anything very difficult. Much of the value of this tour was simply lost.
We walked for a substantially longer time than we ate. Our fist stop for Empanadas was fine, very tasty. The restaurant however did not have most beverages and water was the best choice. Anything other than Empanada cost.. and cost plenty. Do not forget the tip. Lesson learned.
The main course was a steak house and, I am generous in that description given we are from the USA. The food quality was poor, the lighting was garish and the decor was 1960s USA stuff on the walls. We had to pay for some items and, the tip. The beef was Argentine, not up to US standards.
There was alos some confusion in ordering. Our guide seemed determined to take our order and relate it to the waiter who, spoke enough English to take an order directly. The guide kept butting in and each time, got it wrong (her English was not that great). Inevitably, the food ordered was not what was delivered. one member of our party ordered the pasta. Well, why one would order pasta in a steak house is a mystery to me and, he paid the price.
You would be better off finding a nice place to eat our, take a Tango Dinner tour instead.
I would recommend Viator customers avoid this food tour as it is a rip off and my husband and I felt completely cheated at the end of it. This so-called tour consisted of a poorly trained ill-formed guide taking us to 3 mediocre restaurants in the Recoletta neighborhood that we could have pretty much found ourselves. We were taken to the main tourist street and made to visit 2 tourist oriented eateries and 1 ice cream chain! (so much for the promise of home-made ice-cream). They were in fact visits to tourist traps with fixed menu dishes served without sides or even a bottle of water (those were extra that we had to pay for). It all felt like being taken to a pizza place on Times Square - and being made to sample pizza there. With soda not included the pre-fixed arrangement ! What made things worse was that the poor guide - a well meaning young man - did not eat a thing throughout the walk and informed us he had never tasted the food in any of the recommended joints! According to him it was a 'company policy' that the guide could not share the meal. He was not a particularly knowledgeable local foodie or anything similar either- and was in fact hired a few days prior to the trip and basically tasked with shepherding folks like us to these 3 places every time a booking comes in. The price of $74 USD is extremely over-priced. Buenos Aires indeed a foodies paradise with many lovely local restaurants with very reasonable prices that we later discovered on our own - but no thanks to this tour!
I did not feel that this tour was a good value for the money. The food that we ate on the tour was nothing special. I could have gotten the same things much cheaper by simply going to one of the restaurants around Recoleta cemetery. The guide tried hard to make this fun, but she spoke very poor English and had a hard time understanding and responding to our questions. My husband and I felt that we would've had a better time simply going out for dinner on our own.
This is the first Viator I have not rated as superior. Disappointing. Marcella (guide) was good providing basic info but she is learning English and did not have the vocabulary to answer foodie questions - how foods were prepared, ingredients, origin of foods, etc. We also were surprised that we had to buy water to drink with the empanadas and side dishes to go with the steak. The tour included steak as an entree but nothing else. Also each participant ordered a side dish but they were so large 1 order would have been enough for the table. This tour has the potential to be stellar but fell short on multiple levels.