Friday, October 15, 2010

The Sartorialist in Buenos Aires!!

Next week I will be in Buenos Aires for a fashion event!!

I will have time to shoot around the city and maybe shoot a bit of Tango!…and perhaps some polo players!!

So, what boutiques, cafes and streets do I have to make sure to visit?

Also, are there any cultural elements (like Tango) that I can’t miss?

Thanks Scott


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  1. Pedro Fanti

    October 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    OMG you have to visit Appettite Gallery at Chacabuco 551, San Telmo. Is the best art gallery in the whole world, you'll absolutely love it. Can't miss it.

  2. Jochi

    October 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    you have to visit our Palermo Soho! MALBA Museum, Maru Botana Café, Tango in San Telmo
    Buenos Aires is a beautifull city, wellcome!!!
    Josefina from Buenos Aires

  3. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    You must walk down Alvear avenue for the most elegant boutiques. That area of the city (Recoleta) also has some delightful cafés. Then you must visit the Palermo 'Soho' area for most modern stores and looks.
    The downtown area is very interesting, specially the lower part near the river, its european-style architecture and businessmen and women walking in a hurry in elegant clothes. This is near Puerto Madero, which is a brand-new, recently built part of the city with many restaurants and ultra-modern buildings. You must see all that.

  4. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    you HAVE to visit the Feria at Plaza Serrano on Saturday or Sunday:

  5. picolin

    October 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Beef Steak, Dolce de Leche and Empanada…

  6. MMCH

    October 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    warm night: milion restaurant

  7. Rhai and Coi

    October 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm

  8. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Lucky you! Stop by the hotel Home in Palermo and enjoy coffee or breakfast on their back patio. Cute, chic boutique hotel. I could live there for a month.

    Also, try to get a meal at Casa Felix: he's an amazing chef that uses locally grown ingredients and cooks for people in his own home. Getting so popular he's made it to a few U.S. cities. But it's a very intimate experience in his house.


    October 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

  10. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Why dont you come to lima Peru scott? , is near to argentina.


  11. ten thousand things

    October 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I recommend a visit to the boutique of local designer Maria Cher (El Salvador 4724) and the Fundacion Proa in La Boca (Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929) for sunset cocktails on the roof deck…I'm jealous already!

  12. Jochi

    October 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Ice creams in Buenos Aire are delicious. Persicco and Volta are the best

  13. Valentina Martínez Añez

    October 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    You must go vintage shopping in Buenos Aires. Dont miss the Mercado de Pulgas in Palermo or the more touristic flea markets in San Telmo. For men/women clothes there is Vestite Juan Perez but the best for 40s 50s and 70s women clothes is Sra Mary in Palermo.

  14. a Broad

    October 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Ahhh Buenos Aires, you are going to love it here !
    I live in Recoleta. I agree with Anonymous, the cafes (Biela) and just wandering the avenues..the Feria on weekends.. Palermo Soho .. San Telmo on Sunday.. The Belle Artes Museum, the MALBA and the Evita Museum and Cafe. You will love the museum, see her clothes and jewelry and shoes and handbags .. and the cafe is wonderful, we go there for lunch with Pup or just with friends for Brunch or to hang out in the late afternoons.
    Have brunch at Olsen on a Sunday or on Puerto Madero ..If you like a drink in the afternoon, go to the Alvear Hotel to the Lobby Bar.. fabulous.
    Come to my blog and look at my photos and get an idea of why we moved here :)

  15. Rachael

    October 15, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Yay I'm so excited to see your pictures of Buenos Aires! I moved down here a couple of years ago from California and I love it! Recoleta (as mentioned in a comment before mine) is a must! You will also find some street tango dancers in Palermo along Plaza Francia that you can't miss (beautiful coffee places nearby too). Palermo Soho is also a very fashionable place, try to visit Plaza Armenia, it has tons of boutiques and restaurants. Also, Las Canitas (which is in Palermo as well).

    Of course, dulce de leche is a must here and you should try the ice cream, particularly from Freddo which is a chain of ice cream shops that you will find in most places.

    During the day you should go downtown, along the street named Florida, it's crowded but you'll see all kinds of fashion trends and hurried business people and the architecture is great. Puerto Madero is near the river and is in walking distance from this.

  16. m e l i g r o s a

    October 15, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    sounds like you need me +mi bike as your spanish helper
    :D he heeee
    SPanish+bikes+wine and coffee we'd be a great team!!

  17. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    More San Telmo, less Palermo

    Palermo Soho (as its name indicates) seems like you´re walking down WestBroadway… nice, but too snob
    so if you re looking for more real sensations about the city, visit San Telmo (that is actually where most foreingers choose to live when they come to the city).

    El Obrero @ La Boca, good meal.
    La Dulce @ Barracas.

  18. i'am.altaModa

    October 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    How exciting! Make sure to get some shots of some latin fashionistas!

  19. Frenchimalvi

    October 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    OMG I'am so jealous ! I love so much this city.
    there are so many things to see in Buenos Aires.
    For sure, you have to go to el barrio de Palermo y Palermo Viejo (= more or less le Marais in Paris) with so many night activities, etc
    La recoleta is a gorgeous place too with of course el cultural center of la Recoleta and just newt to it the so historical church Pilar and its "cementario" where is Evita.
    San Telmo is like the historical center to dance or watch dancing tango it's crowded of artists too on the streets and little markets, shops and typical restaurants.
    La Marina/ puerto Madero is quite turistic but gorgeous too with el puente de la mujer, etc
    ACtually anywhere you go in Bs As is interesting not because of the place but because of the people who are so charming and welcoming.
    All the place you will go to, you will find amazing food and meat (the best I ever eaten). You have to bring back to Garance if she doesn't come with you, dulce de leche, it's the equivalent of our french nutella (instead of chocolate it's milk + sugar. Muy rico, like the argentinians say ;)
    Drink mate, take picture of people drinking this, drink red wine which is also so great. Eat their pizzas, their ice-creams.
    At last, which is one of the thing that I prefer in Buenos Aires, even ever I guess, take a cab (sooo cheap), by night, and ask him to drive you all along the long and amazing avenida 9 de julio. Sensationnal and moving.
    I may have forget a lot of things. But Bs As is the king of place that you experience by yoursel.
    I'm sorry I think this is the longest comment ever (I become so excited when it comes to Bs As where i lived almost 1 year)
    Enjoy your trip ^^
    I'm looking forward to see your pictures and your vison of this place
    and if you want, go and check this argentinian streetstyle blog


  20. Patricia L

    October 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm


    GoOD LUCK!

  21. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    That´s so good! you should go to some restaurant and eat asado, is the best!

  22. C.R.

    October 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Share with you my Buenos Aires Google maps with restaurants, bars, shopping and places to see:

  23. Brian

    October 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Hi! Im from Buenos Aires and i tell you that you can not miss visit and walk through this city.
    Some places to go are: Palermo, Recoleta, Evita's Museum and his restaurante, the Konex, the downtown, Puerto Madero,the Colon Theatre, etc. etc.

  24. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    You must visit Palermo Soho. Maria Cher, Jazmin Chebar, Mishka, De la Ostia, all great boutiques! Also, have something to drink or eat in any of this palermo spots: Mark's, Oui Oui, Farinelli, Croque Madamme. All delicious and super chic! I strongly recommend San Telmo and La Boca. For dinner I recommend Osaka (great peruvian japanese fusion)in Palermo, Marcelo (super tasty italian food in puerto madero) and so many more! Buenos Aires is incredible and people are super nice!!!!

  25. sitsuneda

    October 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I recommend you to visit the San Telmo fair (Feira de San Telmo), a great place to feel the argentine warmth! Specially at the end of the afternoon, when you'll can sit at one of the beautiful bars, drink some wine and watch people dancing tango right there, in the middle of the square…. It's delicious!

  26. Jed

    October 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm


    It's just sausage on a roll (chorizo+pan) usually garnished with chimichurri or mayo. Some of the finest street food in the world.

  27. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I love Palermo Soho! a lot of stylish people and cool boutiques!

  28. Jaclyn

    October 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Buenos Aires truly is, "The Paris" of South America- not only due to its European architecture, but also in its mass diverse and cultural elements, such as the daily morning cafe' rituals and open air cafes.

    One of my favorite neighborhoods, "Recoleta" must not be missed. The Recoleta cemetery containing many of Buenos Aires finest, such as Evita, is the perfect location for great fashion and city shots. I also recommend the "Faena hotel" located in the Puerto Madero neighborhood (Martha Solotti 445, Puerto Madero, BA, Argentina).

    A tango show called "Piazzolla Tango" is filled with true passion. And, make sure not to miss the 'La Boca' neighborhood, and the "Caminito" street filled with vibrant colors and a piece of the malevo history. I found myself unable to leave upon my departure, and I wish you to find as much love for the city as I have.

    Best regards, and safe travels!


  29. josephine

    October 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    BA is one of my favorite cities in the world, and I can't wait to see it through your lens. I hope Garance goes with you; I want to see BA through her lens too.

    Boutiques: Tramando (fashion) and Humawaca (leather) spring to mind.

    I'm a fool for tango, so I hope you take a ton of tango photos. Maybe in La Boca or at a milonga, if you get a chance to go to one?

  30. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Safe travels down to the part of the world that has opposite seasons.

    Cowboy style steak bbq is a must.

    Their language and culture is highly influenced by Italians. What a surprise your going there!

    Not to mention the Andes mountains…by there is beautiful lake that is just so pictureque to photographs …..often used in films too.

    I understand there is a big writers following there….am sure you will run into a congregation or two…shoud be interesting from a style and fashion point of view of what imaginative intellectuals of the written word wear.



    p.s. plus al the other mentions here from the ice cream.

  31. Matti Bargas

    October 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    As anonymous said, It`s a good idea to visit palermo & san telmo squares.

    I'm excited about your visit,
    i hope you enjoy our beatiful country :)

    bonne journée,

  32. Sven

    October 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    you should visit the salon and meet javier.

    regards from Sven from Darmstadt

  33. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Safe travels down to the part of the world that has opposite seasons.

    Cowboy style steak bbq is a must.

    Their language and culture is highly influenced by Italians. What a surprise your going there!

    Not to mention the Andes mountains…by there is beautiful lake that is just so pictureque to photographs …..often used in films too.

    I understand there is a big writers following there….am sure you will run into a congregation or two…shoud be interesting from a style and fashion point of view of what imaginative intellectuals of the written word wear.



    p.s. plus al the other mentions here from the ice cream.

  34. Tatiana

    October 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Don't miss Faena Hotel! Beautiful place with a awesome bar and trendy people!!
    Palermo Soho is a must!
    Great place to eat real argentinian meat is MIRANDA!
    Have fun!

  35. Mariana

    October 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Don't miss the restaurant "Fervor" located in Posadas 1519 in the neighborhood of Recoleta. It is mostly visisted by locals and is now gaining an international following. The dining room will take you back to an era long gone while still maintaining a very modern touch. I am not sure if you like fish/seafood but their "Parrillada del mar" is incredibly yummy. Sometimes they have as a side grilled mixed mushrooms that they get from the southern part of the country, double yumm! You can check out their whole menu at
    And for a little bit of gossip: Karl Lagerfeld dined at the restaurant a couple of times while shooting Chanel's SS10 campaign…
    Also, for a late night drink the Oak Room at the Palacio Duhau is excellent! The gardens of the once privately owned little neo-classical palace were designed by French-Argentine landscape architect Carlos Thays who is the one responsible for how most of the city of Buenos Aires looks like and are the perfect setting for an afternoon tea as well.
    I hope you enjoy your visit.

  36. Dani

    October 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I was there recently and I think you should go to:

    Museo Malba in Palermo. They always have some new exposition and also great work of art;

    BarBar o Bar – A tradicional Coffee shop, where the artists use to meet, near Puerto Madero (Tres Sargentos, 415) ;

    Grabatto – It's a stationery shop where you can find everything that you want. I was there last august and I went to this place everyday. It has a store near the BarBar o Bar. (Viamonte 502 esq. San Martín)

    El Viejo Almacen – to see the real Tango and also a good food!!!

    Bs. Ar. is one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America and you will find everything special there (and people are also elegant there!). I'm from Brazil and I love my hermanos!

    Have a nice trip!

  37. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Sart –

    If you want to see Tango, you must go to Tango Rojo at the Faena Hotel. In fact, I'd also recommend a drink or two in the library at the Faena (in Puerta Madera). It is considered the best show in the city, and the hotel is absolutely perfect. Phillippe Starck did the interrior.

  38. Natalia

    October 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Great you're coming to Buenos Aires!
    In Palermo don't miss Jackie Smith hangbags and Mishka shoes
    Have a café at Tortoni café (Tango show at night) on Av. de Mayo (downtown).
    Crazy night – people with crazy looks: Santera's parties at Niceto Club in Palermo
    Have a great time. Can't wait to see your pics from my city!

  39. JulieM

    October 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I had an amazing meal at Dada. It's a tiny, crowded place. No reservations – just wait at the bar and they will get you in!

  40. Gabriel Moncayo

    October 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I live in Buenos Aires.
    For a good brunch go to Oui Oui on Dorrego and Nicaragua or Cusic on El Salvador and Arévalo. I prefer Cusic, Oui Oui is amazing but it has become too touristy.

    For the best drinks with passion fruit go to Green Bamboo on Costa Rica and Angel Carranza or to Olsen on Gorriti and Ravignani. In Olsen order a Mint, scrumptious.

    For men's clothes go to Hermanos Estebecorena on El Salvador between Arevalo and Ravignani, and Key Biscayne on Armenia and Costa Rica. For the best shoes for men go to Terán on Thames between Nicaragua and Costa Rica

    Women's clothes try Lupe on El Salvador and Malabia, and Jazmin Cheber on El Salvador and Armenia. Women's shoes try Mishka on El Salvador between Malabia and Armenia.

    DO NOT go to El Burgues or Garcon Garcia, very bad quality in clothing for men.

    Walk around Palermo Soho on the weekend, specially the street fair, also San Telmo for great antiques specially on a Sunday along Defensa street.

    Malba and Fundación Proa are the best modern art museums, one in Palermo and the latter in la Boca.

    My tips for Buenos Aires, hope they help.

  41. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Yeah!! welcome!!
    Don´t miss San Telmo, any day, on sunday you can find curious things but also full of foreingner!
    Just walk everywhere!! Recoleta, Palermo, la Boca, downtown, Puerto Madero.
    And don´t forget to eat Asado!
    Hope to see wonderful things!!

  42. Maria de los Angeles

    October 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    are you signing books somewhere? id really like to meet you and have your signature in mine.
    hope you fell in love with BAIRES.

  43. .polyana.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    you should get some great photos at the feria san telmo on sunday (and buy fun stuff for really cheap!) and have some FREDO ice cream for all of us!!

  44. Manu

    October 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! My heart just jumped of joy!!!! Anywhere we can meet you at?? Is Garance coming too?? You definitely have to go to the MALBA museum, la Biela and San Telmo for Tango. I think you'll love it here.

  45. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Recoleta Cemetery and La Cabrera for steak!

  46. C. Palacios

    October 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    You must visit Croque Madame coffee shop, in the same building where the Museo de Artes Decorativas is located.

    Both are lovely

    Av. del Libertador 1902
    TEL 4806 8639
    [email protected]

  47. Lescaut

    October 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Hola! i´m from buenos aires, i´ve been following you for a few years now, and I am very happy thaht you are visiting us!
    I´m a textile design student so your tendence material is very usefull!
    I also recomend you more san telmo and less palermo! On sundays, in Plaza Dorrego in san telmo you will find a huge antique fair with all kinds of people! a lot of tourists as well.
    Also where I study you will find a lot of design students where most of them express themselves trough their clothes, so a lot of tendences are seen first there. It´s called ciudad Universitaria (college city), it´s near the river.

    Lots of good luck! contact me if you like

  48. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Palermo for the new shops and food, Recoleta cemetery at sunset for amazing photographs…

  49. Gonzalo

    October 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Welcome Scott & Garance!

    Yesteday I posted about your visit!

    BA is a beautiful city, don´t miss Palermo, Recoleta and San Telmo neighborhoods.

    Puerto Madero is the youngest place and so chic too: there are many restaurants and the arquitecture is so modern.

    If you like, FADU – Designer University – is a good place to take pictures!

    Eat the best meat, drink mate, taste dulce de leche!

    Enjoy the visit!


  50. C. Palacios

    October 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    You must visit Croque Madame, at the Museo de Artes Decorativas. Great coffee shop, museum and building!

    Av. del Libertador 1902
    TEL 4806 8639
    [email protected]

  51. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Wander around Palermo Soho…also the cemetary in Recoleta–some interesting tombs (odd, but true) and even more interesting characters roaming around. Have only been once and can't wait to return–an amazing place. Enjoy!

  52. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Please take photos at milongas for tango fashion! go to Comme il faut & greta flora show room to check out those delicious tango shoes. :)

  53. Toasted

    October 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Hi! I´m from Bs As!! You should visit Palermo (Soho & Hollywood). If you go to Florida St.(downtown) you may find some cool stuff as well! San Telmo is très chic too!!
    Is there any place we can meet you?
    I leave my e mail [email protected]

    Enjoy & have fun!


  54. Blocdemoda - Lorena

    October 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Welcome to Buenos Aires!
    I saw you last year in Paris, in the show of Stella and now will be a pleasure to see in the show of Pablo Ramírez. His shop in San Telmo is undoubtedly a place you should go. Fundación Proa in La Boca, the Malba and Café Tortoni are super beautiful places of the city in addition to the milongas in San Telmo.

    I see you on wednesday!


  55. Dreaming of Palm Trees

    October 15, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Must… Dinner at Casa Cruz + then drinks at the clandestine and very cool Isabel next door! xo

  56. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Make sure to try the "Mate". You should definitely go to San Telmo market on Sunday. Experience a good "asado" (barbecue) on a roof top. Of course you cannot leave Bs As without seeing a tango show. Enjoy!

  57. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    calle armenia, all of palermo soho!

  58. la comedia del arte

    October 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    ohh great! enjoy this lovely city!!
    best boutiques? well there are so many but Tramando by Martin Churba, Min Agostini, Cora groppo, Jazmin Chebar De la Ostia ,Maria Cher…
    architecture is great, just walk around
    Visit Malba Museum, Fundación Proa, Museo de Bellas Artes,
    Restaurants: Bengal, Oviedo, Olhsen, dominga, Café San Juan, Parrila el Mirasol, Farinelli, Sucre… and much more..
    Have fun ;))

  59. Michelle Carrère Seizer

    October 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    cross over to Uruguay!!!

  60. Annabel

    October 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    ya empanadas!!!

  61. The Brunchitarian

    October 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    For brunch, Oui Oui in Palermo (pastries, breakfast specials, best jam/preserves ever), dinner go to Pan y Arte (try the pumpkin cazuela, you WON'T regret it), and for drinks go to Kim y Novak or the Mansion (the outdoor patio should be amazing this time of year). Also, try the sweet corn empanadas, they are the best!

  62. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    i just visited BA about a month ago, and i found this city guide to be very helpful.

  63. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm


  64. caitlin

    October 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Cross the river and visit Montevideo for a few days!!

  65. Ricardo

    October 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Scott, you were given great tips by other readers. I would add that you must take a walk along Avenida de Mayo between Plaza de Mayo and Congreso and look up: the architecture is amazing. But also look at the beautiful doors. Along the way you can stop by the authentic Cafe Tortoni. And, if you want some typical Argentine food, just a block away you can enjoy a delicious "puchero" (a stew) in historic El Globo restaurant. Then you can ride the subway Línea A (that goes under Avenida de Mayo) which still keeps the original wooden cars. A memorable experience.
    I can't wait to see your pics from my city. Buen Viaje!

  66. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I lived in Buenos Aires for many years and worked in the travel industry there as well. For the best tango you should go to Rojo Tango at the Faena Hotel + Universe. The best boutiques by far are Tramando by Martin Churba on Rodriguez Peña, Trosman in the Paseo Alcorta mall and other locations, and Cora Groppo on Armenia and El Salvador I think… Also look at Lucilia Iotti on Malabia for shoes – Pat Field used them in the Sex and the City movie and they are really original. In addition to the MALBA you should also visit the Fortabat Museum in Puerto Madero, which is new and even better than the MALBA. Some of the best restaurants right now are Tegui and Casa Coupage. Social Paraiso is also a great more traditional restaurant, and Miranda is the best for steak. Have a wonderful trip!

  67. V

    October 15, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    If you like books, don't miss El Ateneo Grand Splendid – Av. Santa Fe, 1.860
    I'ts an old theatre, turned into a bookstore… I could spend a whole day there!!!

  68. berkshire mems

    October 15, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    BA is gorgeous, sophisticated, and a little decadent — in other words, perfect! As a photographer, you must go to the Recoleta Cemetery; it is stunning. And the Xul Solar Museum is intimate and amazing. Have a wonderful time!

  69. ALYSSA

    October 15, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Sarkis, (Thames 1011): The best Lebanese food in town with the friendliest waiters. I loved the Vegatable Mousaka and all of the shish kebabs are very tasty. They have a menu in English and their waiters speak better broken English than others.

    La Cabrera (Cabrera 5099): A great place for Argentina BBQ (asado)
    with a little bit of a twist. They serve your steak with tons of mini non-traditional side dishes. It's always packed so arrive earlier in the evening, around 8pm.

    Thelonius Jazz Club: The best place to grab a well-made cocktail and listen to some live jazz. I went to this place often and was never disappointed with the quality of the music. Check out their website to see who will be playing:

    La Catedral: A place where (young) professional tango dancers go to have a drink before they go out to dance all night. The music is usually tango-electronico (like Gotan Project) and you don't have to know tango to go there. The door is a bit hidden but close to the corner of Sarmiento and Medrano.

  70. Maru

    October 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Hey!! I´m already dressed up!
    I recommend you strongly to go to Recoleta cemetery, and the entire neighborhood around.
    You should go to La Boca (the traditional place for tango) and San Telmo.

    Oh have a goooood time here, welcome!

  71. Alexander

    October 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    If you are there over a monday just must go to La bomba di tiempo to shoot some photos! It's a live drumcircle that host around 5000 dancing people! The atmosphere is elctric!

  72. Josh

    October 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Can you pick me up a pair of tango shoes? 2X Al Pie.

  73. Melissa~

    October 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    oh! why don't you took a plane and come to Chile, is next to argentine, 2 hours and you're here :)

  74. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    You have to get yourself (and Garance) an Argentinian tea straw.

    I think it's called bombilla.

    It's a really cool metal silvery looking thingy with a filter on the bottom. Just beautiful.

    You'll instantly know what I mean once you get there, everybody uses them over there.

  75. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    you should watch Assassination Tango (Robert Duvall) before you go

  76. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    for a real tango experience you must to go to "La catedral del tango" . is an amazing place
    Adress: Sarmiento 4006 – Timbre 5 – Almagro

  77. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to Montevideo, Uruguay while you are here! It's a quick trip across the river from BA and we would love to see you here!

  78. Steve Pollack

    October 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I just know the polo side. Here is the schedule of upcoming polo events which are great for capturing grooms, horses, players, and spectators.

    Tortugas Open FInal 16/10

    Hurlingham Open Octubre 19-20-23-24-31-34 Final 6/10

    Ellerstina Gold Cup: Noviembre 1-3-5-6-9-11-15-16

    Partido de las Estrellas: Noviembre 13-14

    La Dolfina Diamond Cup: Noviembre 15-16-17-18

    Argentine Palermo Open Noviembre 26-27 Diciembre: 4-5-11-12

    Camara de Diputados Cup: Noviembre 19-22-25-29

    La Dolfina Diamond Cup (exact days to be confirmed) Noviembre 15-16-17-28-22-23-24-25

    Julio Novillo Astrada Cup Noviembre 22-23

    Polo One Cup (exact days to be confirmed) 29-30-1-2-3

    Call Leo for access to any of the events. Leonardo Rossolini,Polo Manager
    Argentina 156-987-4212

  79. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Looking forward to your photos!

  80. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    For great shots and stylish and cool people go to Palermo Soho! Its a must!
    A great bar with cool people, is Isabel.
    And for an amazing dinner, go to Olsen (Scandinavian food).
    Go to Faena too, from Phillipe Starck! Very nice for drinks and cool people too!
    P.S Tango is very corny and for tourists! But for once, maybe its worth it to see.
    Have a great trip!!

  81. YG

    October 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    you should go to Faena Hotel in Puerto Madero, there is a great atmosphere there, Philippe Starck design some stuff to their restaurant.

    Eat a huge "Bife de chorizo" in recoleta or palermo soho.

    Go to San Telmo, watch some tango, there are a lot of good antiques there too, Lagerfeld bought some dresses there when he shoot the Chanel last spring collection..

    And you should see the collection of the designer Martin Churba, the brand's name is TRAMANDO, and Jessica Trosman, TROSMAN, you can search on google and you find the adress of the store..
    They are really great designers, and do really different things from the rest.
    Im an argentinian fashion design student in Milano.
    Good luck Scott!

  82. Narda Rafaela

    October 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I was in Buenos Aires this weekend!
    It's a beeeeautiful city!
    I'd have to say Plaza Serrano too.
    There are many fashion galleries, so there is a lot of fashion people too!

    Enjoy your trip!

  83. jimjims

    October 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Palermo Soho is INSANE on the weekends. The Plaza Serrano Fair on Saturdays are awesome.

    San Telmo is also quite the experience.

    Lived in Palermo for a few months couple years back. Great place to be and very inspiring.

    I miss that city!

  84. Jason

    October 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Check out Club Eros in Palermo. It is a restaurant attached to and run by a local soccer club. Nothing fancy, just a place to get a bife de chorizo and some papas. It's a place to see some great characters and get a flavor of local life.

  85. Raquel

    October 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    OMG i LOVED Buenos Aires it is the most beautiful city i've been to. And everyone dresses so fashionable. I went a couple months ago and i absolutely loved it. Like you've read you HAVE to go to Palermo Soho, there is a lot of walking over there because the stores are everywhere and you can see manby different styles and designers. Also don't forget to visit Prüne, a store that sells beautiful purses, they are the most wanted purses in the region, beautiful and authentic leather. Also, Florida St. a loooong street in the heart of Buenos Aires with many many stores. There are A LOT people walking there, really nice. La Recoleta is a place you don't wanna miss, really nice buildings and cafés, beautiful houses and there it is the cementery where Evita was buried. If you want to go to a colorful place you have to visit Caminito, it is a small street surrounded by colorful houses and people dancing tango on the streets. Speaking about food, you can't leave Bs As without trying some of their wonderful meat. I went to a Restaurant in Puerto Madero called Siga la Vaca (Follow the cow), where there's a meat buffet, really nice, the best meat ever. If you go you can also walk around Puerto Madero, is is really nice. Finally, the most known malls are Galerias Pacifico, in Florida St., Palermo Alto (the nicest one) in Palermo Soho and Abasto. I loved the subway, really efficient. I hope you enjoy it and come to Lima, Perú or to Cusco, i think you'll love the colors of the people's clothes.


  86. Fabiola

    October 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Hi! I am Mexican but I have been living here for the last 5 years and I love it!!
    Almost everybody is recomending you fancy spots so I will recomend you some real "Bodegones" as they call it here to the typical local restaurant, great food, cheap price.

    Gijon – tinny place, great meat, local, very local crowd.
    Campo di Fiori – the best hand made pastas
    El palacio de la Pizza o El Cuartito – for pizzas (ask for Fugazzeta rellena, cheese and onion … great!)

    You can find the addresses in

    Have as much medias lunas con dulce de leche as you can and try the ice cream of dulce de leche (Volta) and panqueques (like crepes) of dulce de leche.

    Enjoy your visit and just please be careful of your camera and yourself! specially around Florida and those very crowded places. :)


  87. san

    October 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Malbec, asado, mate, dulce de leche, helado. Tango in the Sunderland Club in Villa Urquiza. museums: MALBA, PROA, Fortabat Museum, Xul Solar Museum, If you go to the Evita Museum nearby there´s a very particular tailor named Jorge Williams (it´s in Lafinur street close to Las Heras Avenue). You should also visit the Colon Theater. It´s beautiful and there is some opera going on next week. Hope you enjoy the city, welcome!!!

  88. Beth

    October 15, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    To have breakfast you can go to Oui Oui or Sirop Folie. Then for regional food from the North, Center And South of our country Almacen Secreto. Small hidden resto.
    Santa Fe Av and Callao ,Palermo and San Telmo for coolhunting.
    See Ya!

  89. Tara's Dolce Vita

    October 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Oh wow…. I can't wait for your pictures! Have fun!!!

  90. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Bienvenido a Buenos Aires
    If you wanna meet the local artists, dont miss Dadá Bistro (San Martin y Marcelo T.Alvear) . Near there, you should visit Bezancar art galery.
    you should try the "Lomo Dadá" ,drink "Maracujá" and
    "te dada"

    If you like sushi, try SIPAN, japanese-peruvian fusion.

    Have a great trip.

  91. Lucía

    October 15, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I can't believe you're coming to my cityyy!

    I have your book and I visit your blog and Garance's blog every day. They're great.

    You shouldn't miss Puerto Madero, which is the docks area. You should also visit Palermo Soho, which is a place where you can find everything related to design. And of course, the Malba museum (the museum og latin american art. "Caminito" is the place where you'll find everything that has to do with tango.
    The Teatro Colón, which has just been restored and it's a gorgeous building.

    Well, if I can think of any other place, I'll tell you.

    May I ask where you're going to be?
    Because I'd love for you to autograph my book. Only if it's not too much of a hassle.

    Well, hope you have a nice trip!
    and enjoy B.A. It's great!

  92. TRVC♛

    October 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Scott! I can't imagine you are coming to Buenos Aires, this is where I live… I am so excited, haha. I am sure you'll enjoy it a lot, as there are lots of beautiful things to do and visit.
    Obviously, you've got to visit La Boca and San Telmo, where you'll find lots of nice Tango-Cafes and even dancers on the streets.
    You can also go to Palermo Soho, so pretty, with small boutiques and lovely cafes (Mark's and Oui Oui are great). There are, also, lots of fashion boutiques, both well known and non commercial ones.
    I hope this info is useful. It would be so great to find you in the streets, haha.
    Good luck!

  93. #1 Struggler

    October 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm






  94. Mr. Badami

    October 15, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    balthazar, a menswear store in san telmo on defensa (the main avenue).

  95. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I really love Buenos Aires, I have just been there last weekend. 2 of my favorites are Mishka: this brand have the best and most amazing shoes in the world (raelly pieces of art to me), and with reasonable prices, and Nucha Café, specially the new one located in Armenia Street, in Palermo Soho neighborhood. Great café and "facturas" (argentinian pastry) in a beautifully design place.

    An other great restaurant is La Cabrera, located in Cabrera and Thames streets corner, also in Palermo Soho. The Bife Chorizo comes with a lot of little "guarniciones" which are so, so tasty!!

    In San Telmo neighborhood there is a little vintage store called "El Buen Orden" which looks like the perfect place for Pedro Almodóvar to buy kitsch outfits and accessories for one of his movies! Such an original place!

    Enjoy Buenos Aires!

  96. Ella Crotty

    October 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    As someone has already recommended, you should go to Milion, it is a beautiful restaurant and bar. Fernando, the bar man is also quite lovely! You should also go to Gil Antiguades in San Telmo square. You may be met with a little nonchalance from the owners but persevere and ask to have a look downstairs, that's where they keep all the clothes and hats. It's quite a sight xx

  97. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Tango @ Faena Hotel … absolutely breathtaking. My son has been taking ballroom lessons for years and it wasn't until this show that I started taking lessons myself. Enjoy!

  98. Rich

    October 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta are bound to provide you with plenty of culture and photo ops.

    Careful with the camera. Argentina's economy hasn't been doing great lately.

  99. Eve

    October 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    You have to try dulce de leche ice cream, drink mate and eat a delicious barbecue, all meat in general is rich, sweets Maru Botana(in Belgrano R neighborhood, very nice of course, beautiful houses) coffee and walk out of the Tigre, Palermo, Recoleta Cemetery, San Telmo where there are very good antiques, and the Mouth of the tango.

    See you!

  100. cynthia

    October 15, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    El Rincon is a restaurant that is stuck in a time warp, in Recoleta.
    This is not a trendy or happening place, but it has been there forever. The waiters look like conquistadors and the food is perhaps the best I have had in Buenos Aires. Go for a truly authentic experience.

  101. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Lucky you, its spring there.

  102. Colleen Brynn

    October 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    If you are there on a Thursday afternoon, you have to see the procession of Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. I saw it when I was there, and it is heartbreaking. Women (and some men) who lost children, husbands, and brothers and other family members during the dictatorship of the late 70s and early 80s walk around the square wearing white head scarfs, holding images of their lost loved ones.
    While in the Plaza de Mayo, you can also catch the subway and ride on the old original wooden cars of the Subte A line. There are certainly some great photos to be taken there!

  103. Ramiro

    October 15, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    el Delta, Tigre!

  104. Paula

    October 15, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    so glad you're coming to Argentina!
    There's a lot to see and delicious food you can taste. Can't miss Alvear Av., Palermo Soho, Puerto Madero. Must have tea at the Alvear Hotel. Be sure to taste the argentinian asado, and the dulce de leche.
    Do attend a polo match, and a tango show.
    You'll find really good fashion
    Maybe I'll see you around
    Hope you enjoy your stay!

    Paula G.

  105. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    You have to visit Tramando by Martin Churba, in Recoleta. He is one of the best designers in Argentina. Don't miss it!
    If you want to see the real tango, go to La CAtedral, in Almagro.
    Have fun!

  106. Moyra

    October 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Wow! You should come to Chile too!!

    Have a great time in BS, it's wonderful there.

  107. d

    October 15, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    You're coming to BA????
    Holy moley!
    I hope I run into you :)

  108. Gloria

    October 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I was in BsAs and for me the best places to buy fashion are: Coragroppo, Tramando, Trosman and La Fundamental.

    Gloria Saldarriaga

  109. Pas D'amour

    October 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Every sunday there is a vintage fair in San Telmo- it's absolutely wonderful!

  110. jW

    October 15, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Go get yourself a pair of shoes at Guido! You can thank me later.

  111. El Marques Deco

    October 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Welcome to Argentina!!!
    A pleasure to have here
    remember to visit: Olsen, L'Abeille and Casa Cruz

  112. maria buttironi

    October 15, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    As one person said a couple of post above, one of the most influential street in variety of looks is Florida street at downtown Buenos Aires, apart from the neighbourhoods of Palermo Soho and Puerto Madero of course! Goshh I really hope to see you around the city in this week, you are a great inspiration!!!

  113. Pas D'amour

    October 15, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Every sunday there is a vintage fair in San Telmo- it's absolutely wonderful!

  114. Soledad

    October 15, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    i just was there last week.
    You have to go to Recoleta and the recoleta cementery; it is beautiful
    Also, you need to go to san telmo. it is full of vintage shops.
    pakermo soho is hands down the best place for shopping
    Enjoy your trip

  115. Lupe

    October 15, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Some great places for streetstyle hunting:
    -philosophy university on Puan St
    -retiro train station
    -san isidro
    -Av. de Mayo

    enjoy the city!

  116. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Hello Scott! It's great news to hear you're coming to Buenos Aires! Hope that Garance comes along! I have been following both your blogs and am a longtime fan. I am a fashion designer and would love it if you could come and visit my boutique, Kukla
    You should come near lunchtime and afterwards grab a bite at Farinelli, owned by my friend Marina
    Hope to meet you both next week!

  117. Luisy

    October 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    You must go to Cafe Tortoni it's the oldest coffee house in Buenos Aires. It's a wonderful place to visit and eat.The cakes are really good and the decoration has old photos and some beautiful lamps that you can buy. You can't miss that!
    And go to the new museum Malba you will find really interesting people there.
    Enjoy this beautiful city!

  118. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    drink a lot of mate, try some choripan off the street carts in puerto madero, and go to cafe de los angelitos in congreso for brunch. the address is rivadavia 2100. the waiters walk around in tuxes that will bring you back to a different era. be sure to order the chocolate caliente <3

  119. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    For some tango dancing, check out La Viruta ( They have milongas (tango dancing) and classes, it's fun!

  120. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Don't miss Avenida de Mayo!
    It's a streets that connects the Casa Rosada and the Parliament.
    It's amazing to see really beautifull architecture!
    There's nothing in the world similar to this street. There, you can see a fascinating mix betweem European and South American coultures.
    Buen viaje!

  121. Danita

    October 15, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Liten you must remember this, really!! I live in Chile and have been to Bs aires a few times and actually was just there last weekend. You MUST go for tea time at Cafe La Biela, its in the area called La Recoleta. Its delicious and an absolute classic, has been there for at least fifty years and has a very very stylish granmas and grandpas crowd. You must!

  122. JungFu

    October 15, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    If frequency of votes influences your decision, I'm chiming in for MALBA y La Recoleta. Que disfrutes!

  123. Tasha

    October 16, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Lots of tango shoes, please. Love love love them.

  124. Andrey P.

    October 16, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Argentinean Beef and Ice Cream!

  125. pao

    October 16, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Caminar las calles de Palermo es fundamental!!!Diseño y Arte!!!
    Seras Bienvenido!!!!y no te olvides de que alguien te prepare buenos mates!! Mine Hotel
    se puede tomar mate por $22 con tostadas incluidas. Y está en el barrio de Palermo
    Mucha Suerte!!! besos

  126. Eve-Marie

    October 16, 2010 at 12:33 am

    ooohhh! Lucky you! I'm just coming back! I was there for three weeks!

    Walking and shopping in Palermo is unbelievable! I bought the nicest accessory there. Go to Bar 6 on Armenia! Such a nice place!

    For drinks at night, I loved 878 (878 Thames). It was a clandestine address for a while and kind of still work like this with the guy at the door that use a key so you can go in!

    I had amazing old school tango lesson at the armenian club in Palermo. In the basement with tons of old guys that all wanted to dance with me! Really enjoyed the tango.

    Dreaming about going back already!


  127. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Oh, I love Buenos Aires! I found the best people to ask what to do/see work at hostels. Pax in San Telmo is a great source of info.
    I think everyone who visits BA should go to the antique markets in San Telmo, which is usually on a weekend.
    There is also a weekend market in Palermo where local designers sell there wares. There's some great stuff that can't be found anywhere else.
    I was also told to be careful when going to La Boca (best place for street tango) as it gets pretty dangerous if you head too far in the wrong direction.
    Hope you have a great time, BA is one of my favourite cities!
    Kate, Perth (Australia)

  128. Lee Oliveira

    October 16, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I have been to Buenos Aires many times and I recommend you wonder around the streets of Palermo. Lots of little shops and cafes and can find some really cool street style looks.Don't go anywhere near avenida Florida. Way too many tourist and Recoleta can be a bit boring although you many find some glamourous women to snap. Beware, do to the economic decline of the past few years, hold onto your camera. Don't forget to have a glass of Malbec. Its the best.

    Have fun and looking fwd to the pics

  129. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Make sure you stop by Millon Bar in Barrio Norte

  130. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 1:06 am

    this is my list:
    FOOD & WINE to die for:
    -alfajores havana
    -gelato (dulce de leche, of course)
    -malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

    PLACES to go:
    - Teatro Colon (a jewel…)
    - Recoleta and Cementerio de la Recoleta (so much art, so much history…)
    - San Telmo & Palermo (so old and so new, so mythical .. Borges grew up there!)
    - Cafe Tortoni and all the Avenida de Mayo
    - a soccer game!!!
    - Subway line A

    - Palermo Viejo, for the "hip"
    - Recoleta, for the "haute"
    - Puerto Madero, for the yuppies
    - San Telmo, for the boho-yuppies ;)
    - Downtown, for the true BA madness!

    Be careful and dont end up in a corny tango show, hopefully u can find an old school milonga somewhere.. Try to go to an estancia, away from the city.. and experience the gorgeous pampas! HOpe you enjoy your time and make good friends! Buena suerte!!

  131. meche

    October 16, 2010 at 1:41 am

    you have to have a 'bife de chorizo' which is the best meat you'll ever try -and i almost don't eat meat at all.
    and while you are in buenos aires take a ferry ride to colonia or montevideo in uruguay! it's just two hours away and it's truely beautiful

  132. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Happy already because you are finally coming! Check out my vintage vespa in Rivadavia and Peru in front of starbucks.

    Try out a "cortado" that's a small cofee like in italy.

    Have fun

  133. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 2:30 am

    go on a walking tour! they do tango show tours as well:

    have fun!

  134. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 3:08 am

    I really love the Krishna Restaurant for veggie food and the Rodney Bar next to Chacarita´s Cementery. Not so mainstreem but really delightfull.
    Just let me know and i will be much honor to be your guide for some great other places.
    Best things happens in the sorroundigs, right!?
    [email protected]

  135. Samson

    October 16, 2010 at 4:23 am

    genius, absolutely. thats how i wear my shoes too. alright, not in the winter but in summer its a great style. thumbs up

  136. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 5:36 am

    You should simply go around the calle florida and have an ice cream! Argentinians make the best ice-cream!
    La abuela goye is a good choice.
    And don't leave before trying Mate tea!
    If you re there over the weekend pay a visit to the market in san Telmo.

  137. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 5:38 am

    there is a little restaurant in Palermo called Helena, used to be my favorite! They make the best salads and a delicious banana-dulce de leche cake!

  138. Jesus

    October 16, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Hola Scott !!, next monday will take place the opening of a new concept store called LA REMERA. I´m pretty sure a lot nice cool people will be there.

    LA REMERA . Arenales 1239, BA.

    Enjoy BA!
    Jesús S.


    October 16, 2010 at 6:20 am

    fantastic … I can not wait to see your shots

  140. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 6:35 am

    tango at "cafe Tortoni"

  141. clarapeix

    October 16, 2010 at 6:39 am

    San Telmo, definitely, lots of small designers shops, and young stylist selling their production on the street, on sundays.
    Taste the licuado de banana con leche at Dorrego cafe, plaza Dorrego, so typical!
    Don't forget the fabulous pieces of meat …
    And the pasta! Argentina was a country of italian immigration…

    Have fun! It's a really, really beautiful city! And if garance is coming with you, Let her know that people there are really found of French people (especially french girls!) (pics from the last time I was there)

  142. natillas

    October 16, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Go to Malba (Modern Latinamerican Art), Fundación Proa and Fortabat Museum. Go to La Bomba del Tiempo at Ciudad Konex on Monday evening, to concerts in Niceto Club and La Trastienda, to listen to Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro (Tango) at CAFF on Wednesdays(that's in Almagro)and you should definitely go to Shampoo Club (Quintana 362, Recoleta).
    Go to the bookstore La Boutique del Libro in Thames 1762 (Palermo) or to the one in Chacabuco 459, San Isidro (you should go to San Isidro, that's my hometown).
    For fashion: Pablo Ramírez (amazing). Also Nadine Zlotogora, Vero Ivaldi, Mishka, Rapsodia.
    Go to Sipan for Peruvian food. To Tomo 1 (best restaurant in Buenos Aires). To La Cabaña if you want good meat; you should order "ojo de bife" and eventually "matambrito de cerdo". Oh my god, it's soooo good. Have an ice cream in Freddo and one in Perssicco. And go to the little rundown bar at Adolfo Alsina (between Balcarce and Defensa) where they have the best "choripanes" in town.
    Walk down Arroyo street in Recoleta; the finest art galleries are there. Walk around Palermo, too. And San Telmo. You will probably like Rond Point Cafe, in Figueroa Alcorta and Tagle. Check the pastries in the bakery Dos Escudos and in Maru Botana too.

  143. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Hi! Here M. from BA:
    Bars for the early evening: Milion, Dada, La Cigale, Le Bar (all downtown)
    Coffe shops: Ouioui
    Art galleries: Apetite, Proa Foundation, MALBA
    Restaurants: Irifune (best sushi), Osaka (peruvian japanese food), Cabaña Las Lilas (meat), Happening (meet)

    When are u coming? How long are u staying?

    Have fun!

  144. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 7:54 am

    A good place to visit, which is also very photogenic, is Zapateria Corrrea (Mario Bravo 750, telephone: 54-11-4861-7344)
    They have been doing bespoke men's shoes for the past ~70 years. They are clearly off the beaten path but are worth a visit.

  145. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Hi! You must visit San Telmo, Palermo Soho and Puerto Madero.
    Have a nice days in Bs As!

  146. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Bolivia is the best boutique in B.A.

  147. Bzzbzz

    October 16, 2010 at 8:50 am


    There is "Le Bar" in the hypercentro. As the name says it, the owners are french…

  148. ingefaer

    October 16, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Jessica Trosman is an interesting designer worth checking out, and don't miss Sylvie Geronimi. She makes the most amazing shoes. She is located in Recoleta (Guido 1555)

  149. thelittlemermaid

    October 16, 2010 at 9:10 am

    You sould go to 'Palermo Soho', it's like the coolest place in the city. I went this summer on holiday and it was great. Also 'Kansas' restaurant, near the Polo fields.

    Please, come back to Madrid and you sould visit Basque Country (Bilbao, San Sebastian…)

  150. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

    1. "La Maldita Milonga", San Telmo; WED or MON only, fantastic live music
    2: "Cafe Tortoni", a classic cafe, Borges and Gardel were customers
    3: "Galeria Patio del Liceo"
    4: Simply walk the San Telmo neighborhood.
    Have fun.

  151. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

    You HAVE to go the barrio of Buenos Aires that's called San Telmo – they have an amazing flea market open on Sundays.

    You're very lucky: it's the best time of year to be in Buenos Aires- not cold and not too hot. Don't forget to eat an alfajor, some empanadas, asado and try a havanito at Freddo!!

  152. --jenna

    October 16, 2010 at 9:45 am

    There's a man at the weekend feira in Recoleta who sells lovely art puzzles, made from wood and some quite intricate. Not fashion, but definitely worth a look.

  153. Alyssa

    October 16, 2010 at 9:50 am

    for art – MALBA

    for tango – La Catedral on Tuesday or Thursday, Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo on Sunday nights for outdoor dancing.

    cafe and medialunas – La Pharmacie on Charcas 3494. one of my absolute favorite things about BsAs. beautiful location, interior, and the most delicious medialunas in the city.

    beautiful walk – from the Congreso subway line down Avenida Rivadavia (turns into Avenida de Mayo) to Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada. From here you can walk down Defensa towards San Telmo (especially on Sundays for the feria)

    there are a million ways to enjoy Buenos Aires, so you can't really go wrong! enjoy!

  154. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 9:55 am

    You are going to love Buenos Aires! We are very warm people. Don't forget that, like in Europe, we greet each other with a kiss on the cheek (even the men). People will tell you to go to La Boca but personally I think it's a bit overrated. You can go to San Telmo and have a similar (but better) experience, albeit without the pretty colored houses but also without the smell!

    P.S. Don't forget to try the pastries (they're called facturas) especially the medialunas yummmmm. On second thought, maybe I'll go have one now :)

  155. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Hello Scott! so nice to hear you´re coming to Buenos Aires! hope Garance comes along!
    I´m a fashion designer and would love it if you could stop by my boutique, Kukla (
    we are crossing the street from Farinelli where you should go for lunch. It´s owned by my friend Marina, and it´s super cute and has great food. We are on Bulnes street, almost Cerviño, in Palermo.
    hope you can make it!

  156. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Miga bread sandwich( just DI VI NE!)
    Champa ( as the portenos called champagne!)
    Alvear Hotel…
    Desfruta-te BA is wonderful…

  157. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Creepy in style….
    Recoleta cemetery…
    is the Per la Chaise southern…
    ah and Don't cry for me….

  158. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 10:45 am

    BsAs cares about design in every area.

    When I was there in 2007, I sought menswear and can second some rex above.

    Bolivia (name of store) is great for brilliantly color and pattern.

    Hermanos Estebecorena is great for minimial design. (In the US, you can find it at some boutiques like Bird here in Brooklyn)

    Among the others, Felix had a fun punky attitude and Ben Simon had an English-style wit evoking Paul Smith. Spina nad some strangely patterned handkerchiefs and scarves that I loved. Balthazar had a good take on English style.

    I think all of the above are in Palermo Soho, several on Gurruchaga.

    Etiqueta Negra is a chain for Argentine minimal luxury, but not so interesting. If you visit it in the upscale Patio Bullrich you can see how Argentina is a global center of both psychiatry and plastic surgery.

    Argentina has its own fantasies of wealth and power that infuse fashion: One brand evokes the country/gaucho fantasy, while in the Abasto shopping center, you can find Dolfina, an Argentine vision of the polo lifestyle, directly across from a branch of Polo Ralph Lauren with todo importado.

    Argentina makes great leathers but exports most….there remain great ateliers for custom shoe and boot-making.

    The Argentines are criminally beautiful, so your shutter should never stop clicking!

  159. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Oui Oui…Nicaragua 6099 in Palermo (best Brunch!!!!!)

  160. Tristan

    October 16, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Argentina/BA is quite something… I like to think of it like this;

    Paris and New York made love and Buenos Aires was born.

    Argentina restored the life in me that I thought was lost, I owe her so much. One day I'll be delighted to give her something back.


  161. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 11:31 am

    If you want to see old tango dancers I suggest you to go to the Milonga Sin Rumbo
    José P. Tamborini 6157 Teléfonos: 4574-0972 4571-9577
    Horarios: Miércoles: de 21 a 1:30 hs Viernes: 22 a 4:00 hs Sábados: 22 a 4:00 hs Domingos: 19 a 1:00 hs.

    For young tango dancers who dance tango nuevo go to PRACTICA X
    Av Diaz Velez 4820
    Parque Centenario, Buenos Aires
    clase: 21.30 a 23hs
    practica: 23 a 3hs

    Other beatifull Milongas are:
    The Confiteria Ideal
    Suipacha 384 Teléfono: 5265-8069/8078
    Horario: Domingo, Lunes de 15 a 21 hs., Miércoles de 15 a 21 hs., Sábado de 15 a 21 hs. Martes a partir de las 22 hs. Organiza: Unitango. Sábados 22.00hs a 4.00hs

    Club Griciel
    La Rioja 1180 Tel. 4957-7157/8398

    Have a good time!!
    Roberto from Milano

  162. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    You can't miss Café Tortoni, which is the oldest café in Buenos Aires and is espectacular. It is located in Avenida de Mayo.

  163. Profesor

    October 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Ask for "once" wich is the jude district in BsAs, there you gonna find the Fashion students who`re buying cheep fabrics and other things. then you have to ask for "cumbia villera" which is a kind of musical fenomenom with it's own way to dress.

    Enjoy BsAs…come back soon

  164. Miuccia

    October 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Scott, you are gonna love BA.

    Leather Shoes: Guido and Mishka
    Clothing: Pablo Ramirez, Kukla, Tramando, Felix (M), Pesqueira
    Brunch at Duhau (Farinelli is cute also, but too small)
    Asado: La cabrera,
    Drinks: Dadá Bistro, 878, L´Abeille, Bar 6.
    Art: MALBA, Fundacion Proa, Museo de Bellas Artes, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, and try to mingle in a vernissage, there are plenty!

    Be our guest,

  165. CNicholson

    October 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Scott, I can contact you with the Hurlingam Polo Open's organizer,(this is the polo tournament played during your stay). If you are interested please send me an e-mail: [email protected],
    waiting for your answer,


  166. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Sart, lucky U !!!, B.A. is amazing!!!,I´ve been there and think U should not miss PALACIO ERRAZURIS (Museo de Arte Decorativo),to get a glimpse of the lost "grandeur", try to visit Mato Errazuris' room decorated by Jose Maria Sert (Misia's husband), and MALBA museum (very close), the new-money-grandeur expression, COLECCION FORTABAT in Puerto Madero is a similar example, both feature great contemporary architecture an art pieces. Regarding fashion don't miss PEREZ SANZ, Posadas 1477, gorgeous fashion accesories and all sort of amazing objets d'art, and for women's fashion visit VARANASI, Juncal 1280, actual designer's fashion, exquis et überchic (they are very close to each other in Barrio Norte near the Recoleta area), beware of temptation, in my latest visit I've left almost all my money there!!!. In the evening try Olsen, Gorriti 5870, Palermo Hollywood, excellent swedish food-ambient and vodka shoots, Sunday brunch in the garden is gemütlich.
    San Telmo is OK, but mostly for average tourists, if U want to see good tango try to contact some of the many Accademies, where real people go to dance real tango for self pleasure and that makes the whole thing a nice experience. In Palermo Soho try a lunch at EL PREFERIDO DE PALERMO in the corner Guatemala and Borges sts., and pay a visit to Carolina Antoniadis, a great painter as well as a beautiful fashion-icon, in Costa Rica 4684 nº 22, phone 4833 3063, the hidden studio's location is worhwhile!, and last but not least, if a full immersion in pop B.A.culture tempts U, go for a pizza (argentinean pizza is an original declination, and have it with "fainá"), go to EL CUARTITO, Talcahuano 937, and have fun…
    in boca al lupo e buon soggiorno!

  167. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    a LA FERIA DE SAN TELMO el domingo bien temprano, cuando comienza , y un almuerzo en LA BRIGADA!

  168. Paz

    October 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Buenos Aires is truely beautiful, i've been there a couple of times and that city is fantastic,it has everthing you want. BUT,now that u are in South America you MUST also come to Uruguay!!!! You will love it here, specially Punta del Este…tell us if u can make it ;)

    have a nice trip!!!

  169. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Palermo and Puerto Madero and some of the other areas are pretty trendified. I would suggest Belgrano for very B.A. style on the street. And the train station of Retiro is the filter of so many neighborhoods into the city. Great style on the trains!!! Boca is the old italian neighborhood that has colorful tin buildings. It would probably be a great place to shoot for the backgrounds. It is very much a tourist destination. There is a hotel that has an underground sauna/spa called the Hotel Castelar on Av. de Mayo by the Obelisco. They have the best massages there, and it used to be called Banos Turcos before it became known as a spa. Still great old world hotel feeling but very B. A. Ahhh, I miss my country. I'm in graduate school in the U.S. Can't wait to go back to see family and have some empanadas! Besos. Buen VIaje!

  170. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Constitucion (calle Pavon specifically) for the best trannies in the world.


  171. veroz

    October 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    If you like Polo, you have to visit Casa Fagliano, they make handmade boots for polo, for most of the polo teams!
    You can contact them to ask about the polo tournaments. Enjoy!

  172. Juaniria

    October 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    enjoy buenos aires, and if you can, come to La Plata, it has a magnificent museaum. In BA. go of course to San Telmo, La Boca, Caminito, yes, Palermo -which seems to be NY in the 90ties- and if you have time, go to El Tigre.
    The city is great. what it lacks in beauty supplies it on personality and ego.

  173. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Hola from a big fan living in Buenos Aires. I have been here 6 months and I have written a bit of commentary on the quirks on living in Buenos Aires. It might give you a little insight into this fantastico city and hopefully make you chuckle.

    I would more than love to be your guide.

  174. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    First…Tango IS NOT POPULAR AND GAUCHOS ARE BASICALLY EXTINT, some people make a business out of tango and it's all at San Telmo for tourists…having said this, you will have a great time shopping at the flea market in Dorrego, Palermo Soho and beautiful (but ridiculously expensive local brands like Rapsodhia)…At night you should visit Faena Hotel or have a coctail at Tequila in Costanera…

  175. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    millione night club…

  176. WebMaster

    October 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    PLAZA SERRANO in Palermo Soho!!!!!
    PLEASEEEEE come to Santiago CHILE!!!!! Stay at W Santiago and click ISIDORA GOYENECHEA Ave people!!!!

  177. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    YESSSS, my city!.
    Plenty of suggestions already, so I won't give any, but please, please take lots of pictures; I miss Baires so much!.

  178. Sam B

    October 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    La Cabrera and Miranda are two of my favorite restaurants (both in Palermo). Bar Federal was one of my favorite "cafe/bars" – it's one of the oldest and most authentic in the city (and I used to live across the street!).

    Also, you must go to the cemetery in Recoleta and walk around. It's very cool.

    Can't wait to see the photos!


  179. Sebastián P

    October 16, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Scott, we will be waiting for you! Wellcome to Buenos Aires!! All the best places around the city have already been mentioned, but you must visit San Telmo on sunday (if u are still here), Recoleta (Quintana Avenue, Alvear Avenue), Palermo Soho, Palermo Chico (very Paris like my friend), Puerto Madero.. and please, try pizza in any of the famous Corrientes Avenue pizzerias, you'll love it, and of course, try our "asado".. enjoy! and hope to see you taking pictures!

  180. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    For classic, old-fashioned, unspoiled tango, don't miss Confiteria Ideal. Incredible shabby fabulous room, working-class dancers from all walks of life who take tango very seriously. Great scratchy music from the 30s and 40s. You'll see that what Americans think of as tango, with all the sharp movements and Rudolph Valentino posturing, is nothing like the controlled, intense dance that takes place at this Belle Epoque milonga.

    For vintage handbags, Bakelite, silver, lingerie, and a gorgeous display of old polychrome tins, don't miss the San Telmo flea market.

    Eat skirt steak at Cabana Las Lilas.

    Cocktails at Palacio Duhau, outside on the patio.

    Hang onto your wallet and don't wear a good watch.

  181. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Scott, I am right here in BA, I agree with all of the above, I am a local that has lived in your country for 17 years.

    I happen to be a private tour guide here in BA, please contact me I know I will be able to help you and could get you in touch with Polo people, etc., etc.

    One of the things people always admire is the light BA has, you'll love it.

    Good luck!

  182. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Definetely Plaza Serrano!!! you'll take great pics there for sure!!! Which event are you going?
    That's so great you are coming here! You'll love it!!!! XO

  183. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Oh My God!!! We can´t find your book here in Buenos Aires right? Don´t you want to bring some copies and sell them and sign them for us????

    Ok Just kidding!!! But I do hope the next time you come you can hold some event like that!

  184. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Tango that actual people dance and not shows for tourists (Tango is not dead!!!): Maldita Milonga on Wednesday night is my favourite:
    they have a band who are The Rolling Stones of tango and play with passion and talent in hi-tops. Also La Cathedral a bohemian Tango warehouse space with a cat that weaves through the dancers.

  185. Ma. Laura

    October 16, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I´m glad to know that you are coming to Buenos Aires!!!
    Have fun and take great photos!!!

  186. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Hi! if you want to see cool people go to San Telmo, it's a flea market where you'll see people from all over the world, it's amazing!!

  187. Segui la moda

    October 16, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    OMG Scott!!!
    I'm from Buenos Aires! Looove your pictures. You must walk down Florida Street for pictures, crowded at all times, fashion is a must. However be careful.
    Also, Plaza Serrano if you're here on the weekend, totally worth it.

    Let me know if you need an English Speaking guide!

    And I hope I'll meet you at Fashion BsAs!

    My best,

  188. Cecilia

    October 16, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Please check out the newly remodeled Teatro Colon because I've heard it's wonderful! (And try to catch a snap of any fabulous opera singers!)Also,try
    Calle Florida for Tango and cafe Havana for a tasty cortadito and alfajor! And if you have time check out La Boca- it's gotten pretty dangerous but if you're feeling adventurous the color and the culture is wonderful in that part of town! Hope you have a fabulous time!

  189. KMK

    October 17, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Hi Scott!!

    -As everyone else already mentioned –> PALERMO SOHO is a MUST…the people here have the best sense of fashion and you will find some of the best boutiques and cute delicious restaurants in the entire city …..i have had the best memories in this neighborhood

    -If you have time make a reservation for dinner at CLUNY in palermo soho (you will not regret this.)

    -Milion is also great for a drink, a restaurant/bar in an old mansion

    -The streets are booming with cafes and you'll definitely need to engage in this ritual

    -Cultural element that you cannot miss: MATE!!!!!!! And buy a mate cup as a souvenir- they come in all sorts of colors, textures

    -Make sure you visit Recoleta cemetery, get a look at the Plazo de Mayo (the pink house), try and visit the Malba if you can


  190. KMK

    October 17, 2010 at 12:10 am

    -As everyone else already mentioned you must must must visit PALERMO SOHO- most fashionable people in the city, best people watching, best boutiques, cutest most delicious restaurants

    -Make a dinner reservation at CLUNY in palermo soho (this is a must)

    -Cultural element that you can't miss: mate!!!!! and buy a mate cup as a souvenir! they come in all kinds of colors, textures, etc.

    -Recoleta cemetery, the MALBA, and San Telmo on Sunday are CRITICAL to your Buenos Aires experience

    -Cafes are booming at several points in the day and you will need to engage in this ritual!


  191. Joaquina Bustamante

    October 17, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Finally!!! You'd love Buenos Aires!!

    You definitely should visit Palermo Soho, and Florida. You'll find interesting stuff there.

  192. Mercedes

    October 17, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I can't believe no one has mentioned the Botanic Garden. It's a beautiful garden in its own right, but the main feature is the large colony of feral (but very friendly) cats that live there. Lots of people go there just to feed or play with the kitties, so it's a great mix of well-heeled people going for a stroll and animal lovers playing with the urban fauna. It's a peaceful place, and I think it's a BsAs experience that shouldn't be missed! Enjoy your time in Argentina.

  193. Claire

    October 17, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Have a walk in the San Telmo streets, see all the happy design shops and clothes shops, the creativity vibes here really differently, you have to discover that. And after that, have a moment in Palermo Soho, you really fell here the city atmosphere, and the modern argentinian spirit. Don't forget the food !! You will never see meat the same way after… And don't forget to chat with as much people as you can, argentinos and porteños are the sweetest.
    Hope you will enjoy this place as much as I did when I lived there, before my come back to France. Have a good trip. Claire

  194. snsaxty

    October 17, 2010 at 6:20 am

    La Camera – fabulous steak house, near Palermo. But be prepared for a wait…! x

  195. juli

    October 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

    If you have time, also visit some place outside downtown,countryside tourism is great, there are "estancias" where you can eat delicious meat and homemade meals. There's no much fashion there, but a lot of argentinian culture, local music besides from tango and regional clothes.
    Anything you need, please ask me.
    Welcome to Argentina!!

  196. V

    October 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

    You HAVE to go to Palermo Viejo. Wonderful shops and atmosphere- better than Palermo Soho.

  197. ariel

    October 17, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Hello Scott, are you coming for the fashion edition Buenos aires at the faena hotel, looking forard to see you there. I recommend you to have dinner at Tegui and El Mercado at the Faena Hotel , also dont miss airedelsur stores which sales very well in USA as Bergdorf, Neiman, Barneys, etc
    also I am launching my new brand call LAREMERA in Arenales 1239. wish you the best time in Buenos Aires. Ariel

  198. ariel

    October 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Hello Scott, are you coming for the fashion edition Buenos aires at the faena hotel, looking forard to see you there. I recommend you to have dinner at Tegui and El Mercado at the Faena Hotel , also dont miss airedelsur stores which sales very well in USA as Bergdorf, Neiman, Barneys, etc
    also I am launching my new brand call LAREMERA in Arenales 1239. wish you the best time in Buenos Aires. Ariel

  199. melissa

    October 17, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I can't believe you are coming to buenos aires!,
    My recommendations being a foreign in this beautiful city is:
    Orquesta tipica fernandez fierro
    For a very postmodern uncommon tango orchestra, and also is a must to go to "la bomba del tiempo"
    There are so many amazing things to do in bs as, but those two you can't miss!

  200. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 11:14 am

    You MUST GO to CAFE SAN JUAN……the best restaurant in argentina

  201. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    You MUST visit Hotel Faena (Philippe Starck design) and experience TANGO at the Faena Rojo TANGO show (sensual and chic tango spectacle).
    You will love my city: Baires is so Cool!

  202. SummerTeeth

    October 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    ooh swoon. Plaza Armenia has a nice, relaxed, young vibe to it. my favorite place while I studied abroad there.

  203. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Café Tortoni, near to Plaza de Mayo.
    Have fun and be inspired!

  204. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Café Tortoni, near to Plaza de Mayo.
    Have fun and be inspired!

  205. Álvaro A. S. Paes

    October 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    After having the opportunity to stay in this amazing town for some months I suggest you, first of all, to have a sit in one of the hundreds of cafes that are available in the city and just watch and analyze the people. You must select cafes in San Temo, Retiro, Recoleta, Centro, Palermo (Viejo, Soho, Hollywood and Sensible)and Barrio Norte. Like in Paris, have a coffe and a "media luna" or a "factura" and start watching. I'm sure you will collect several great impressions about this fantastic city. In terms of places, I think that you should consider a visit to places such as Gran Bar Danzon (Calle Libertad), Bar & restaurant Million, San Juanino (empanadas), La Gran taberna (near the Congress), Tikal (chocolates, in Palermo Viejo), Persicco, Epicurious, il gallo por scullapio, bars and restaurants in San Temo, casa Felix,la sibarra (near Abasto)and Fuerza Bruta, a great show.
    Like in Paris, BsAs is a great place to "flaner". Enjoy walking through the beautiful streets of San Telmo, Montserrat, Retiro, BarrioNorte, Recoleta, Plaermo and Belgrano.
    And, in another opportunity,come to Braxzil and visit Rio, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and PORTO ALEGRE. Best regards and enjoy your staying in South America!!!

  206. Miguel

    October 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I lived in Buenos Aires for five months and the best tango I went to was at La Catedral at Sarmiento 4006. The most stylish and absolutely fabulous bar in the city is Milion is Parana 1048, it's a 1920s beauxarts mansion turned cocktail bar and restaurant. The best breakfast in the city is at a little french cafe called Oui Oui at Nicaragua 6068. Try to hit those spots if you can, you won't regret it and I'm sure you'll get some great shots. Have fun! Wish I was going too!

  207. Mari Sarmento

    October 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Cabaña Las Lilas is my favorite steakhouse. It's in Puerto Madero which is a really nice part of town on the water and there are lots of other restaurants nearby. That and dulce de leche ice cream at Freddo.

  208. CASIOPEA B.A.

    October 17, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Hello Scott!! I´m Carmen, I live in Recoleta (and I have a multibrand shop in a very exclusive gallery in Libertad 1240 in Recoleta also)
    I must tell you that my english is not so good, so I prefer to write in "castellano"! jaja

    Bienvenido a Buenos Aires!! un honor tenerte por aquí! Dejo mis humildes recomendaciones, que se repiten en comentarios anteriores lo que me hace saber que estoy en lo correcto!

    Polo: un clásico!! gente linda del ambiente, no te pierdas el
    Tel.: 4662-5510/4
    Fecha: del 19/10/09 al 06/11/10


    - el Café Tortoni en Avenida de Mayo y caminar por la avenida

    - un paseo por Caminito en La Boca y comer un buen "choripán"! Mucho color!

    Caminar por la Recoleta. desde Montevideo y Av. Quintana (Quintana 200) hasta llegar a la plaza y al cementerio (el fin de semana hay demasiada gente, para ver gente linda es mejor durante la semana).

    Palermo Soho, tiene muchos lindos locales de ropa y decoración y vale un buen brunch en Oui Oui.

    Tango? no se bien, creo que la Catedral. Balcarce 433

    Para tomar el té con excelente pastelería: Croque Madame Museo de Arte decorativo. lindo, chic y no pretensioso. Libertado 1902

    Mejores zapatos de tango en Comme il Faut – Rue des artisans Arenales 1239 puerta 3 dto.M – Recoleta
    tel: (+54-11) 4815-5690.
    En la otra entrada de este pasaje está mi local. Me encantaría tu visita por supuesto!

    Si estás todavía por aquí por el 29/10 no podés perderte las GALLERY NIGHTS (

    Dinner & drinks, recomiendo lo mismo que Dreaming of Palm Trees: Casa Cruz e Isabel!

    Disfrutá tu estadía en nuestra exquisita Buenos Aires!


  209. Jane

    October 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Scott–I'm a fellow New Yorker, living in BA for a few months now for school.

    The San Telmo Fair is a must.

    Le Bar (downtown) is fantastic whenever they have a live music event. There's always a fun, unique mix of people. The drinks aren't bad either.

    Palermo Soho around the streets El Salvador/Honduras/Plaza Armenia is the place to shop and soak up the sun on a nice day. Humawaca has great leather products. I don't know about men's fashion, but Maria Cher is the ultimate for women's, and I like Paula Cahen D'Anvers a lot too. Mishka for shoes. And actually, Tramando is really cool as well, but it's in Recoleta.

    Be careful not to go early. And get some pics of cute and stylish polo players, please!!!

  210. Corinna White Charlton

    October 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    my favorite city in the world!!! you will die over the colors in "La Boca."

    yes to polo!
    yes to steak!
    yes to rio de la plata!!

    so so so excited for your photos!

  211. maritinb

    October 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    We loved Caseros Restaurant in Barracas, my mom said the sweetbreads were the best she'd ever had. Very lovely atmosphere with a piece of fresh fruit at every table. Avenida Caseros 486; 54-11-4307-4729

    And I'm sure everyone has said this already but the Recoleta Cemetery, and the San Telmo flea market are not to be missed, Enjoy!

  212. Laur

    October 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    You must go to Comme il Faut to see the most beautiful tango shoes in the world. The quality is divine and you're not allowed to take pictures. It's a bit hidden but a perfect stop after a walk through Recoleta's cemetery.


  213. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I'm so glad you're visiting my country!

    I've been reading the previous posts and i believe most people missed to show you some of the best argentinian designers…

    As a fashion and textile designer I definitely recommend:

    Martín Churba

    (well known for experimenting with textiles)

    Jessica Trosman

    (she used to be Churba's partner so she also looks forward to experimenting with clothes)

    Lucila Iotti shoes:

    Divia shoes:

    (really nice boutique)


    Pablo Ramírez:

    (collection after collection made in black)

    Cora Groppo:

    Nadine Zlotogora

    (amazing store with really special atmosphere)

    Hermanos Estebecorena:

    (two brothers with the perfect mix between clothing design and industrial design)

    Vicky Otero:

    (interesting tailoring-check the images)

    Mariano Toledo:

    You should probably check on a map but you'll see most of these boutiques and shops are located in Palermo Soho and Palermo Viejo neighborhoods.


    STRONGLY recommend to book for OSAKA and try their peruvian-japanesse sushi fusion


    (for amazing BIFE DE CHORIZO-steak, i also recommend to try their COBY BEEF)


    (great place to have a drink at Belgrano neighborhood. It's a "hidden" place, you have to knock a black door with no name and wait for someone to answer. You'll feel like entering a magic place… really nice for chilling after a hard day! – not such a nice webpage)


    I haven't been to this place but a good friend of mine from England was completly amazed by the culture and absolutly everything on MATADERO'S FAIR.

    It takes place every sunday afternoon at mataderos neighborhood and you'll get to see all the GAUCHOS culture. Typical food (mate, empanadas, pastelitos, chori, locro and much more!), the gauchos garments, games with horses and stuff… (i guess it must be the argentinian version of texas cowboys)


    (a great web to keep up on events, concerts, museum displays and more!)

    I apologize for the long post but by including the web pages I thought it would be easier for you to choose the places to go and avoid wasting time.

    Hope you enjoy your stay and have a great time in Argentina!

    Martina Carrara.

  214. Planetahermoso

    October 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Cafe Los Angelitos has great breakfast. It is near Congreso. You can get off at the Congreso trainstop on the blue line.

  215. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Martinis at Alvear Palace hotel; steak at La Cabrera in Palermo; steak tartare at Petanque in San Telmo (the owner is a fan of Keith McNally and always treats New Yorkers well). Espresso at Cafe Tortoni – that's as much culture as tango.


  216. Ana

    October 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    San Telmo market, on Sundays!

  217. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    OMG!!!welcome to Argentina!!!

  218. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    OMG!!! Welcome to Argentina!!!

  219. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    it is said that argentine are:
    spanish people
    that speak like italian
    dress as french and
    wish they were british

    It would be nice to know what you think.

    best luck in bs as


  220. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    visiting mendoza, is a beautiful city where you can taste the best wines from Latin America.

  221. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    La Vineria de Gualterio Bolivar en San Telmo, Demuru en Palermo
    Hotel MAdero
    Helado de Dulce de Leche
    MALBA, museo
    pff mucho mas!

  222. Phyllis

    October 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    When I was there two months ago, I fell in love with the sparse decor and absolutely perfectly prepared, unpretentious food at Caseros restaurant in San Telmo. Enjoy the springtime!

  223. Makoto-Rei

    October 17, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    the store Bolivia in Palermo Soho is a nice spot to go…

  224. suburbanrambler

    October 18, 2010 at 12:07 am

    - museo xul xolar
    - restaurante social paraiso
    - cafe san juan
    - croque madam

  225. i.c. blogspot

    October 18, 2010 at 12:36 am

    In general wander San Telmo. All of the AMAZING Art Deco Antique shops, gallaries, and boutiques can be found along Calle Defensa between México and Humberto Primero. Of course the local weekend market can be found at the parc/ square "Feria de San Telmo" where there is plenty of old Tango bars.

    Now here is the address to the most amazing vintage & antique clothing store. There selection is incredible with a vast selection of clothing spanning decades, specializing in turn of the century to the late 1930 & 40's.

    GIL Antigüedades
    Humberto 1, 412 C1103ACJ, Buenos Aires, BA
    Tel: 4361-5019
    [email protected]

    With that said, I am sure you will make your way to Palermo, Recoletta, & el Tigre (north of the city).

    If you have a chance, browse through the recent posts & archives of my blog. A lot of the content I post are images of my travels to BA. I truly love the city and consider it my latin home.

    I look forward to see photos from your travels there.



  226. Carolyn

    October 18, 2010 at 12:46 am

    You have no idea how lucky you are! I was in BA in August visiting family and it was so refreshing. My family calls it the Paris of South America because the architecture and some areas are completely different from anywhere else in Argentina. I recommend eating lots of churrasco, local beer and wine, sanguches de miga and reposteria. The best place to have coffee is Las Violetas, Av Rivadavia 3899, they also make the tastiest sanguches de miga in the whole city. Some really good, but small restaurants can be found near Florida, my favorite is Dada, San Martin 941. There are so many places to visit in this city but don't forget to have alfajores and mate before you leave!

  227. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 1:49 am

    you'll have a great time. when i went to buenos aires i just walked all around it, not really with a destination (they call it flaneur, eh?).

    just walk around and you'll be fine. the cool thing about BsAs is that you can walk around at very late hours and still be safe. i recall seeing 60 year old ladies having ice cream at 11.30 pm around the city.

    gosh, i love buenos aires.

  228. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Vintage shopping, San Telmo, Caffè Tortoni and Sucre restaurant!

  229. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Try to find Rosi Frias
    She lived quite along time in Germany is one of the founders of Unützer shoes. She mst have a very nice shop in Buenos Aires with classic brands. She has two houses on in BA and one in Punto del Este

  230. Molly

    October 18, 2010 at 7:15 am

    on a Monday night you must go see la bomba del tiempo, an improvisational percussion group, at the Ciudad Cultural Complex- it's incredible. great music and great people watching!

  231. Manoela Carvalho

    October 18, 2010 at 7:53 am

    The best tango is at the Hotel Faena. The restaurant Sucre is a very good option to have a dinner. Don't forget the Malba Museum and San Telmo's Flea Market.

  232. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Buenos Aires is the best in South America, equivalent to NY! and even better in terms of food and markets, deco. You so want to buy everything and bring it back to Europe.

    the best area in term of fashion is Palermo Viejo..
    for restaurant:

    Bar 6 ( international ) , Uriarte (pâtes ) , Pastis ( français ) , Dominga ( sushi excellent ) Miranda ( viandes , pizzas ,..jeune bonne ambiance ) , La sudestada ( cuisine excellente ) , Casa Cruz ( très branché , bouffe normale ) , Cluny ( classique mais bon ) , Parillon de Jose luis ( parilla , grillades ) another fashionable and trendy aread is called Las cañitas , full of bars and restaurant like Novecento ( type bistrot ) , Azul profundo , el estanciero ( très bonnes grillades ) all on street Baez .
    Another dancing area around 2am is Le crobar in Palermo around the arcade very cool and young.
    A Puerto Madero on the dock side there is Asia de cUBA , resto bar ,etc… Le budda Bar club private but no prb to get in..
    Otherwise for walking, shopping
    La recoleta ,…San Telmo for antics shops, tango , area La Boca during the day for his color and architecture , el Microcentro for shopping and commercial centre.

    You will just love it is one of my favorite city!!!!!

  233. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 8:12 am

    you must to know TRAMANDO, the brand of the designer MARTIN CHURBA
    rodriguez peña between Posadas and Alvear avenue, Recoleta.

  234. Débora

    October 18, 2010 at 9:06 am

    you should stop by in São Paulo :)

  235. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 9:34 am

    The restaurant Dada Bistro is great.

    Dada Bistro
    San Martin 941, Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4314-4787

  236. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 9:41 am

    You have to go to the Museum of arte decorativo en AV. De libertador!!!San telmo, av alvear, recolta and some places in palermo but please don´t waste time in plaza serrano in Palermo soho, it´s awful!!

  237. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 9:42 am

    You must go to FARINELLI (Bulnes 2707). Beautiful place and lots of fashionistas.

  238. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Dear Scott,
    I'm Laura. I work in La Martina. Contact me ([email protected]) to see play polo. Have a great trip! Laura

  239. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Dear Scott,
    I'm Laura. I work in La Martina. Contact me ([email protected]) to see play polo. Have a great trip! Laura

  240. Sara

    October 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

    JAZMIN CHEBAR in Palermo Soho. An absolute must, she's doing wearable, creative clothing. BsAs is amazing!!!

  241. cook-book

    October 18, 2010 at 9:56 am

    make sure to walk around Recoleta (street like: Quintana, Alvear, Montevideo, Rodriguez Penia, Parera) and take a special look to the old ladies of the area. They are the chicest! Once upon a time in the 70's and 80" they were called the BB's (beacuse the wore tons of Beige and Blazers).. not far from Choe, Celine and Stella these days..

  242. lrntn

    October 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

    am sure it's been said many times already — but Palermo Soho (streets — Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras); also Las Canitas — more upscale residential but w/fashionable citizens and stores like Rapsodia (an Argentinian chainlet somewhat similar to Anthropologie but much better curated)

  243. fransua

    October 18, 2010 at 9:58 am

    If you like pizza, you MUST visit "El palacio de las pizzas" at Corrientes Street. The best pizzas ever!! with melted cheese all over the place!

  244. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 10:22 am

    omg! everybody wants to go there!! please… take a lot of photos, argentinian women are absolutly special women, their manners, they actitude, they accent…..!!!!! lucky you!!!!!!!!!!!

  245. velasco_mirniviris86

    October 18, 2010 at 10:24 am

    You're going to Buenos Aires!!! have fun it's a beautiful and interesting city, been there a couple of times.
    There's an amazing bookshop called Ateneo it's in a theater.

    Now, that you are here in South America, you should come to Uruguay!
    It's a couple of hours from Bs As by boat and an hour by plane. I'll be happy to be your's and Garance's tour guide!
    There are beautiful beaches over here from the so called Punta Del Este to the so peaceful and natural Cabo Polonio, and San Ignacio, which Hugh Jackman felt in love just a couple of weeks ago.
    Hope you have fun and eat great food at Bs As and hopefully you come soon to Uruguay.

    Good luck

  246. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 10:24 am

    are you visiting my country??
    please, please, please,
    take a lot of photos,
    thank you

  247. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 10:25 am


  248. Geraldo Figueras

    October 18, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Hey Scott,

    You should check my blog, we have daily posts about our experiences with bars, restaurants, night clubs and hotels in Buenos Aires.

    The english tab hasn't been updated in a while (lack of time!), but the other ones are up and running.

    Also, please let me know if I can help you in any way.

    All the best

  249. Geraldo Figueras

    October 18, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Ops, forgot to add the link :D

    Take care!

  250. - Pablo B -

    October 18, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Dont miss:

    - Eterna Cadencia (Coffe + Libary)
    - Dont go to a Polo Match, go to LA BOCA and enjoy a football match.
    (you can go arround the hood to enjoy some traditional tango and milongas too).
    - "El ultimo beso" is the niciest place to have a cup of tea in the back patio.
    - Million is the right place to have meal. Try some tapas and beers.
    - Visit Tigre Market and go arround the delta in a kayak or a boat.


  251. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Will you attend an open party or cocktail for your fans?
    Why don't you do something at Palacio Duhau? I'ts a fantastic hotel in Recoleta.
    You have many many fans in Buenos Aires, it would be a chance to see THE photographer in person….

    Welcome to Argentina!

    Art Diector

  252. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Wow! you have to visit the café Tortoni, the Faena Hotel, Recoleta, Palermo Soho, best Milonga: La Catedral and the most beautiful libraty: El Ateneo
    Wish u a great time!!!

  253. aime

    October 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Great trip!
    You should visit:
    Downtown for its wonderful architecture and antique cafes.
    San Telmo and la Boca for its culture, specially Tango. Perfect to visit late in the afternoon and night.
    Palermo for its variety in fashion.
    Recoleta offers amazing restaurants and bars.
    Hope you enjoy it as much as we Argentinians do.

  254. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    woww is great you are comming!!!!!!

  255. +.F.+

    October 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Scott, studying fashion design in Buenos Aires. A great place to fashion and art is my school. It's called "Escuela Argentina de Moda", also known as "EAMODA" (In the pedestrian, Florida 656, Capital Federal) there you can find all designs made by students and sincerely say are unique! I hope you across the streets of Buenos Aires during the week ^ ^!


  256. ellie

    October 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    You must know Fashion bloggers in BA

  257. Frances

    October 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Recoletta Cemetery is a must!

  258. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    If you want to dance tango don't miss La Catedral on Tuesdays 11 pm at Sarmiento 4006 (Almagro) and the bar Lo de Roberto, near to La Catedral at Bulnes and Perón.

  259. Rolo Scarpetti

    October 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    The perfume of linden tree, tango at La Ideal. Parque Patricios y the Huracan stadium… all by bicycle.
    And if you go to Jujuy, eat at AMADO Restaurante.

  260. pashmina

    October 18, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    The food in BA is incredible and so cheap it's untrue. The restaurants that run along the dock by Av Alicia Moreau de Justo are incredible.

    Also try and visit the cafe's in San Telmo and the area around to Boca stadium. Both are a bit more bohemian.

    Some of the graffiti and murals on the walls are inspirational!

  261. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    In Recoletta, have a cocktail at the bar of Alvear Palace Hotel before heading to Fervor for a lovely steak dinner. It feel like real old world glamour.

  262. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    a splendid place to find some great tango and some fantastic fashion is the milonga La Catedral, Sarmiento 4006. Be sure to go after midnight

  263. losingcontrol

    October 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    The Sartorialist in Buenos Aires, what a great news!
    Scott, I've lived in the city all my life but this summer I have taken some time off to visit it as a tourist and, most importantly, through the lense of a camera.
    I can assure you, it is absolutely worth visiting. Most of the comments people have left are great tips so I really hope you have time to follow their advice.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the shots you take.
    Enjoy Buenos Aires!


  264. Marina

    October 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    A little less Palermo, is not representative of the city at all. Instead you should go to San Telmo and La Boca. In San Telmo you'll find San Telmo's Market. Plenty antiques, full of things you'll love. Nearby is Cafe San Juan, one of the best places to eat in town. In La Boca you can't miss El Obrero (, a traditional "bodegón", great food you don't forget. Then to Fundación Proa. Is a gallery next to Caminito. For Tango I recomend La Catedral. Downtown, in Avenida de Mayo you'll find Palacio Barolo among many other beautiful buildings. It has a lighthouse on the last floor where you can see the city from above, specially Plaza Congreso. They have a tour, i did it last week and i couldn't belive the beauty, it was like seeing the city for the first time. A few blocks away is Café Tortoni. Avenida de Mayo is great, so historical, if you have the time you must go all the way, from the begining with Congreso until Plaza de Mayo, Cabildo and Casa Rosada in the end. And don't forget Malba my favourite museum, i'm sure you'll also find great looks to shoot around.
    Hope you have a great time, i know you will.

  265. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Do not miss the San Talmo weekend antiques market. So many amazing unique accessories at fabulous prices (great people watching too!)


    October 18, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    you are going to love bs as and its polo players!! you should visit peru too we have great stuff over here!!!
    and my blog! its in spanish btw

  267. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    you HAVE to go to FADU. its the Design building of the University of Buenos Aires
    youll find everything from high heels to pajamas

  268. Lusi!

    October 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    i want to be photographed by you!!! i really love your blog and i cant believe you are coming to argentina!! oh you make me so happy mr sartorialist…

    i think i'll be walking trough palermo or around buenos aires just to find you and at least say that i saw you walking haha.

    your first time in buenos aires? oh you are going to love it! its one of the best european cities in latin america <3.

  269. Sean

    October 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    When in San Telmo, eat at the Lezama at the end of Defensa across from the park and stop in at Balthazar and Bokura for cool men's clothes. And a walk along the costaneras on the weekend is great for people watching and grabbing the best sandwiches in the city.


  270. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Check out some music…like spanish rock greats Soda Stereo, Charly Garcia and Andres Calamaro- all from Argentina.

  271. IC

    October 18, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    WOW…..i was just there last weekend….an i will be in the city this weekend.
    I live in Argentina as an exchange student from the USA !! !
    WELCOMEE !!!

  272. Marina Fernandes

    October 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    You should def go to San Telmo on a Sunday, they have a flea market there that is just amazing! (and they accept dollars, just ask people around), but go right after lunch, at 5 they are already closing.
    Also eat steak (restaurants: La Cabana, Cabana Las Lilas) and try the Dulce de Leche ice cream, it's just amazing!
    come to brazil as well its very close and cheap flights lol

  273. Hannah

    October 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Catedral: an Argentine milonga where there's tango and live music, very authentic, delicious empanadas

    El último beso: a quaint tea house filled with all kinds of love

    878: great bar on thames 878 in palermo hollywood

    Tegui: one-of-a-kind restaurant, make reservations ahead of time!

    Plaza Armenia: the surrounding area is filled with gorgeous boutiques

    La cabrera: drink champagne while you wait, get a kilo of kobe beef for 80 pesos, a la carte

    Feria de San Telmo: on Sundays, they shut down Calle Defensa for an artisan fair…live tango in Plaza Dorrego (a little touristy, but beautiful nonetheless)

    the best way to see Buenos Aires, is to walk it…

  274. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    for your visit:
    drinks: on wednesday night L'ABEILLE (Arroyo 872) -tres chic- near by the sofitel hotel. you'll love it as i did.

    for the best pizza in downtown, GUERRIN (Av. Corrientes 1368), you have to order the 'fugaza with mozzarella' with a cold draft beer.

    & a cool boutique in palermo 'soho' VEVU.



  275. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    You cannot miss for anything in the world the "alfajores" from Havanna, which are one of the most delicious little pastries you'll ever find in Latin America. Those are pieces of the sweetest heaven … plus, they are quite traditional.

    Oh, and I love your pictures.
    Have fun!

  276. Paula Krizanovic

    October 19, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Hello Scott!!

    I'll be at Buenos Aires Fashion Edition, so i hope I get to met you!!

    I'd like to recomend you visit Recoleta: Alvear Avenue for luxury stores and art galleries, and the Cementery, which believe it or not is the third in importance in the World due to the art you can find there, which is a grat place for taking pictures (not creapy at all). I visited it last weekend and I loved it, specially if you can get to know some of the love stories or gosth tales from over 100 years ago.

    Also, the Buenos Aires Photo Exhibit will be at the end of the month in case you're interested and if you're still in town.

    Reards, Paula

  277. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Take a taxi to El Salvador and Malabia and walk! Don't miss: Jazmin Chebar, Rapsodia, Maria Cher, Sibyl Vane, Vero Alfie, Wanama, Las Pepas, and every cute shop around. Benito Fernandez just opened his store close to the area also! Go to Menage a Trois and Solsnicki Sisters, Casa Lopez and "el patio" shopping! Enjoy dinner at least once at Astrid y Gaston, Bella Luna! Cluny and sotovoce and for the best meat go to Cabana Las Lilas Pls enjoy and take care!!

  278. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Please don't miss our Opera House El Teatro Colon!!!!! It's what I most miss together with my long other listed boutiques and restaurants. Have a wonderful and safe experience in my home country. Pilar from NewYork

  279. Michelle

    October 19, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Don't forget to have the tradtional and yummy Argentine breakfast of medialunas with cafe con leche…and alfajores are also not be missed (but not for breakfast!) My favorite is the Havana brand; their cafes are all over the city. Afternoon tea at the Alvear Palace is also a special treat…if you're into that sort of thing…very elegant :)! Also, if you have the time Tigre is a neat place to visit outside of the city. It's the the Rio de La Plata delta and there's little islands, etc.

  280. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 6:56 am

    La Viruta

  281. Eran

    October 19, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Hi Sart
    If you are thinking of going to Buenos Aires to photograph tango, my strong recommendation (as a tango dancer and lover of tango photographs myself) would be to go to Buenos Aires Confiteria Ideal. It is beautiful – where the tango scene in Evita was filmed.
    Perhaps (long shot here…) I could put one of your photographs on my Tango website ( with full attribution, of course. If that is ok with you, please let me know (email is [email protected]).
    Many regards and keep it up,

  282. Mônica

    October 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

    My Buenos Aires favorites:
    -Freddo dulce de leche ice cream
    -empanadas, asados and medialunas
    -Quilmes and wine
    -sunday on San Telmo
    -vintage stores at San Telmo
    -saturday on Palermo Soho
    -cool stores and bars at Palermo Soho
    -the skyline on Puerto Madero
    -have coffee and churros (or hot chocolate, or even better, submarino, that is hot milk with a chocolate bar!) at Cafe Tortoni
    -av. Alvear
    -Recoleta cemetery
    -Colon theatre
    -Casa Rosada at Plaza de Mayo
    Enjoy it!

  283. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 10:08 am

    you should come to FADU, University of Architecture and design of Buenos Aires!!

  284. Bonnie

    October 19, 2010 at 10:52 am

    There's a type of calligraphy very typical of Buenos Aires, which I find marvellous. It's called "fileteado". You can see it on lots of shop signs, posters, even buses.

  285. Kelly

    October 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Olsen is always a good bet, it is Palermo Hollywood

  286. Abby Roig Vibaty

    October 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    May I suggest for your fashion hunting to visit the Architecture and Design Faculty (University of Buenos Aires) in Costanera Norte? Its were you'll find great minds, great design in process. You'll love the vibe there. It's my recommendation. Just by walking around Buenos Aires you'll find tons of interesting things. Good Luck!

  287. Lara Lujan

    October 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    You must go to Abasto and Chacarita….
    You will find the real BS.AS…

  288. fcm80

    October 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    [email protected] – Faena / Alvear / Hotel Madero / Park Hyatt

    [email protected] – La Cabrera (best steak – "parrilla") / Sucre (see – be seen) / El Bistro (Faena's great restaurant) / Olsen (great scandinavian food with south american blend) / BoBo (coool place great food)

    Don't miss: Palermo and Ca̱itas Area РRecoleta (Alvear and Posadas are nice streets) РMalba РPROA

    Buenos Aires is a great city! i go tthere very often and it's never enough.


  289. Laura

    October 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    You must visit Café Tortoni, the oldest coffee shop in Buenos Aires.Visited by artists, politicians, writers and tango singers of those times.
    I'm looking forward to seeing my city through your lens!
    Hope you enjoy it!


  290. patternaffair

    October 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    BA is great BUT you should take a day or two to visit Montevideo. You will love it here, MVD is a gorgeous city and it's only 2 hours away… Hope you can make it! Cheers!

  291. Mar.-

    October 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    OMG !! Can't belive you're coming to BA !

    You should definetly see "La Bomba del Tiempo".. a group of percussionists who improvise every monday evening at the Ciudad Cultural Konex. There is a very interesting mixture of people!

    Also walk through the Pasaje Zelaya.. a very short street in Abasto (just two blocks) full of independent theatres.

    Please let us know if you are giving any conference or public interview or whatever!

    Hope you enjoy your stay in this beautiful city!


  292. Maru

    October 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Welcome to BA!
    These comments makes me cry, I love my city and my country, I'm very happy seeing a lot of people recommending places and tours…
    And the words of Tristan… and the other sister from Brazil. I love you people!

    Sart, enjoy your visit.
    I can´t wait to see your pictures!

  293. Lore

    October 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    To eat: The best "parrillada" is in La Cabrera. You can eat the meat with a spoon…
    If you want authentic music shows (not-for-tourists) go to Palermo Hollywood. Have a great trip!

  294. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 3:03 am

    if there's one thing you cannot miss, that is San Telmo, the heart and soul of baires. Welcome to my beautiful city and see you at the event!

  295. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Super! i'm fan of La Martina brand and its lifestyle.

  296. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 9:12 am

    As futbol (football/soccer) being one …or perhaps the most important cultural event in Argentina, you must see a match. You'll be amazed by the fans and how passionate they are when it cames to futbol!

  297. Juan Manuel Gonzalez Sitxto

    October 20, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Dear Scott,

    To shoot casual pictures that may blend some style with local flavor:
    Downtown, Reconquista street/Plaza de Mayo.
    Tango/no doubt/Plaza Dorrego on weekends/
    Fashionistas/not very original Walk Honduras Street/El Salvador
    Walk arroyo street (local upscale)if you need a guide, I'll be happy to help as a fan..

  298. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Can't wait to see the photos! I lived in Palermo Soho for a few years and loved it, best neighbourhood I've ever lived in…so much to explore there. Don't forget to enjoy some of Argentina's fabulous Malbecs and eat as much beef and mollejas (sweet breads) as possible!

  299. Fernando

    October 20, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Scott you have to visit Milion you will find one of the most unique places to hang out in BA on a spring night. I assure you you will have a unique experience there, and will be able to get some fantastic pictures. The only thing, you will have to be there rather late at about 11 when most patrons start to show. I am the host there and would love to show you around.
    Fernando F.

  300. Mariana

    October 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Im brazilian and have spent 20 marvellous days last month at BsAs. Most of my tips I took from a blog entirelly dedicated to the coolest bars, caffes n drink of BsAs. They recommend different kinds of things to do depending on what kind of "spirit" you are (party, cool, in love or placid).

    Check it out at

    My favourites were: Puerta Uno (a speakeasy bar in Belgrano), thrusday afteroffice at Darwin (in San Isidro), drinks at 878 (another hidden bar in Villa Crespo) and sunday afternoon at Plaza Francia.

    But no matter what, you'll always find great things to see there!

  301. panamalv

    October 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    cafe tortoni…oldest coffee shop in the country… try the submarino ( a bar of chocolate immersed in blazing hot milk for the best warm drink)

  302. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    You should go to the Hurlingham Polo Open 2010, starting 19th of October. That is one of the 3 more important polo envents in Argentina.

    [email protected]

  303. Sandra Liliana

    October 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Palermo, lots of clothes stores there, expensives and cheaps, in the street or in a nice store, vintage and new, you can't miss it. The city is great and the people so warm and kind, enjoy Buenos Aires!

  304. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    for the best street style: San Telmo, definitely. Can't wait to see your shots from Buenos Aires!!!

    Don't miss drinks at Million in Recoleta and a steak at El Mirasol, also in Recoleta.

    Go to MALBA and the Cemetery.

    For tango: dancers and musicians at Esquina Carlos Gardel will take your breath away.

    Have fun!!!!!!

  305. Goligoli

    October 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    YOU MUST VISIT Av de MAYO, Cathedral, Café Tortoni & Cabildo included!

  306. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    FADU (university of arquitecture and desing of BA)and FILO (university of philosophy and literature), this last one placed in Caballito neighborhood (Puan 480). In this places you'll not only have a glance of what our puclic education is abot but you'll also see some stylish students

  307. Meg.MacIver

    October 21, 2010 at 1:03 am

    There is even a lot of tango in New York!

    For some beautiful pictures, please come to an outdoor eventevery Wednesday and Sunday (throughout the summer and into the late fall). We dance into the sunset with the statue of liberty and the empire state building over our shoulders… Check it out!

  308. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Do NOT miss Milion restaurant, you won't regret it!

  309. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Welcome Scott! Visit Santa Fe Avenue, from Palermo to 9 de Julio Avenue, visit Puerto Madero, Corrientes Avenue, please go to Juan Perez! Take care! :)

  310. Coop

    October 21, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I do not recommend you La Biela…dispite of it's known as a classic the prices are usually higher for foreigners, wich sims rude. I live in Recoleta, so i recommend you the cafe "Como en casa", that has a wonderfull patio (it's at Riobamba street, between Juncal and Arenales street). If you want to eat some good meat, i also recommend you the restorant "El Mirasol" (near Patio Bullrich shooping), you can try also their empanadas, they are amazing.
    good luck!

  311. Lucho

    October 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm


  312. nanankepichu

    October 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Hi, I lived in Buenos Aires last year, so…I think you should go to El Ateneo Grand Splendid, you will love that bookstore… and definitely El Cementerio de Recoleta and Av. Alvear. Have a great time!

  313. Barbara

    October 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Faena Hotel, La Manzana de las Luces, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, dinner, lunch or coffee at the mini restaurant in the Museo de Arte Decorativo, Laura Valenzuela´s showroom at museo Metropolitano, there ir also a very nice antique shop there. Casa Chic, dinner at Tegui, sushi at Jardín Japonés.

  314. Barbara

    October 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Faena Hotel, La Manzana de las Luces, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, dinner, lunch or coffee at the mini restaurant in the Museo de Arte Decorativo, Laura Valenzuela´s showroom at museo Metropolitano, there ir also a very nice antique shop there. Casa Chic, dinner at Tegui, sushi at Jardín Japonés.

  315. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    All those recomendations are ok but you should also take a walk around the "City" (BA financial area) on a working day.

  316. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Visit Boutique carro: !!

  317. ellinor

    October 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Sorry if I repeat someone else but can't go thru all of the messages :-)
    If you want to take pics of tango you should absolutely go to the regular milongas to get "the real" tango.
    Milonga10 on saturdays (also known as practica 8 in tuesdays), Canning on mondays or fridays. La viruta – full of young brilliant dancers on wednesdays. Club Gricel and Sunderland where you find the old "milongueros" dancing. El Beso, El Yeite.
    Also Confiteria ideal is a beautiful beautiful place. Normally you'll find great exhibicions at theese places.

    Enjoy the wonderful city!!

  318. ellinor

    October 21, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    oh!.. and you should go to the tango shoeshop where every woman buy their tangoshoes: Comme il Faut. It's like a very special candystore :-)

  319. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    La Boca for Tango and color like you've never seen before!

  320. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Is garance coming with you?

    In any case bear in mind that here we ALWAYS over cook the meat. So, if like any french fille she likes her steak almost mooing, be super careful when ordering.
    What we consider "almost raw" here is charcoal burned for a french or american guy.

  321. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    don't miss El Ateneo Grand Splendid – Av. Santa Fe, 1.860
    It is ranked as one of the ten best bookstores in the world.

  322. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Alvear Avenue, San Telmo, Fundacion Proa, La Boca, Malba Museum, Bellas Artes Museum, Errazuriz Alvear palace, Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, Santa Fe and Cabildo Avenues, And you cant miss the ISABEL BAR! Most fashionable place in Buenos Aires

  323. Pablo

    October 21, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    dismiss all previous suggestions, they are all flawed. Prowl the Biblioteca Nacional.

  324. Lucia

    October 21, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    You will love BA!! but if you need a little bit of calm you can cross the river in the Buquebus ferry and visit Colonia (Uruguay) for the day. Just a small town with colorful houses from colony times.

  325. razal

    October 22, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Wonderful you are coming to BA. I've been living here for over 4 years and still discover new things about this city all the time!

    This is a food / restaurant about the city that has some useful tips and recommendations

    If you are looking to learn a little bit about the culture in the eyes of a foreigner, this is my blog about the craziness in BA.

    You also might like this blog, about street fashion in the city.

  326. als

    October 22, 2010 at 10:59 am

    i spent 4 month in bs as last year (almost same period) & loved it…
    as mercedes mentioned – the botanical gds (with its tens of cats) is purrfect for relaxation; my top 5 wd also include 'milion' bar&restaurant, 'el ateneo' bookshop, 'juana m' restaurant (good steaks & friendly atmosphere), belgrano & all the rest ;)


  327. Laura

    October 22, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I think you've already been informed! Welcome! It's a beautiful city!!

  328. Lepi

    October 22, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Hi Scott!!! I would like to see the Evangelina Bomparola's photos!
    Do you like her collection?
    Thank you

  329. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Have fun! BA is a great place

  330. Stella

    October 22, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Tango classes with Prof Luis Boccia (the teacher of Madonna at Evita…) at Museo Fernandez Blanco in Retiro quarter. Nice place and good teachers.
    Go to Corrientes street, you can find a lot of book stores, curious people, like in La Giralda café,theaters… our culture.
    Watch Florencio Molina Campos drawings of the gaucho (you really will like the fashion of his gauchos).
    Palermo woods, our central park.

  331. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Please stay or at least spend an afternoon at the Faena. The most beautiful pool, great surroundings.

    Obviously Palermo Soho. Cluny is wonderful. The cemetary. I like to walk over the tango bridge across from Faena hotel into the square of the city, it is gorgeous and feels like South American Paris at its best.

  332. Anonymous

    October 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    We are so exciting for your visit! we are waiting for you to take a photo of us!!!!!!!!!!
    don`t forget to visit: FADU (arts and design university in Ciudad Universitaria), POLO PLAYERS and SAN TELMO.
    You can also visit RAPSODIA clothes shop! A beautiful vintage store!
    Enjoy your Trip! and Welcome to Argentina!!!
    Emi and Jime
    MJ Carteras!/profile.php?id=100000854889223

  333. Lynn

    October 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Ok i lived there for 5months a couple of months ago and i dance Tango so for Tango places (do NOT go to turistic places but old typical ones where you will see tangueros and not shows and you will experience the cabeceo (the game of the eye contact):
    -El Beso (Riobamba 416)
    - Canning (Scalibrini Ortiz 1331)
    - La Viruta (Armenia 1366)
    - La Catedral (looots of turists, amazing place, Karl Lagerfeld was doing a photoshoot there for Vogue Italia) it's in Sarmiento 4006 y medrano
    Chalmers Club (for tango nuevo) it's in Niceto Vega 5248
    - La Confiteria Ideal (people there are not amazing dancers but the place is fabulous) it's in Suipacha 384 y Corrientes in the center
    Club Sunderland (Villa Urquiza)

    Trust me you won't be going there just for the amazing energy, music and dance but for the argentinian fashion sense of style :D

  334. Lynn

    October 24, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Ok and for the best carne in the whole wide world:
    - Cabaña Las Lilas
    - La Brigada (eat the tail of the lomo, it melts in your mouth) it's in San Telmo (estados unidos 465)
    - El Obrero (in La Boca)
    - Cumana (rodriguez pena 1149) for a barbecued meat
    - La Cabrera (veryyy turistic but veryyy good meat (cabrera 5127)

    Other Restaurants:
    - Tegui (costa rica 5852)
    - Il Ballo del Matione (rustic italian restaurant)
    - La Fabrica del Taco (amaziiiing mexican restaurant) in Gorriti 5062

    - Olsen (scandinavian resto) in Gorriti 5870 (palermo hollywood)
    - Oui Oui (sunday brunch) in Palermo Hollywood (nicaragua 6068)
    You have to go on a monday night to the concert LA BOMBA DEL TIEMPO (repercussions + amazing vibe)

  335. Anonymous

    October 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I can't wait to see your pictures form my hometown… It seems like ages that I enjoyed it fashionista living style…

    After 10 years I'm out of the loop on new places… but Palemrmo soho, recoleta parks, trendy stores and coffe shops… Puerto Madero are all a must.

    even a wallk through downtown on a busy week day can be fun for cool shots. Architecture is beautiful, mix of old French, Spanish and contemporary.

    Go to LA BOCA for unique baskground of fashion pictures. So colourful.

  336. Karina

    October 24, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I just moved to the city a little over a month ago after graduating from college last June. I am loving reading everyone's recommendations for BsAs! I've actually read through all the comments and wanted to supplement it all with some of my own recs:

    -Visit a park. Park life is a big thing here, and people spend hours in the grass on weekends with friends sharing mate, playing music, chatting.
    -Empanadas! I'm disappointed with how few empanada recommendations there have been so far. Specifically: La Querencia, Na Serapia, La Americana
    -Cafe culture, especially in Palermo (pretty stylish crowds); I love Helena. Spend time in/out/around cafes, where it's totally acceptable to sit for hours with a coffee or sandwich. No rush here!
    -Four Seasons Hotel and surrounding area. Part of the hotel is in a converted mansion, and the posh area around it, which is off 9 de julio, is great for a stroll.
    -Home goods stores. There's some cool stuff going on with home decor and design, so keep your eye out for these stylish stores, too.
    -Helado, because you can never have enough it. Chungo, Persicco, Volta, Freddo, Munchis; I personally think you should try them all. (Persicco currently tops my list.)

    Also, watch your step on the streets. For some reason, people don't pick up dog droppings here.

    Enjoy BsAs! There's such an awesome energy (or "onda" as they say here) I think you'll really dig.

  337. the vagabundas

    October 25, 2010 at 8:49 am

    wow! lucky you! you have to visit Joseffina Ferroni and Lucilla Ioti at Palerom SOHO – both have a-m-a-z-i-n-g shoes. I'm in Tel-Aviv but taking care that I'll get a pair anythime my friends and family go there.Come to Tel-Aviv!!!

  338. Maria

    October 25, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Please don't leave Buenos Aires without trying Volta's ice-creams! Also, for some great coffee and "mediaslunas" (smaller croissants) go to Nucha.. To eat the Italian way (pastas), go to Mondo Spaghetti.
    I agree with everyone that said you should walk Recoleta and San Telmo. The San Isidro Square (Plaza de San Isidro) is also very colorful in weekends. (If you can, spend at least one night at the Hotel del Casco, also in San Isidro)
    The tango shows at "Café de los Angelitos" on Rivadavia Avenue are great but turist-oriented. For real tango experiences, ask the concierge in your hotel to recommend you a "milonga", which is where "porteños" (locals) go to learn and dance tango. I'd encourage you to take a lesson, too!
    Hope you enjoy your stay.. I can't wait to see your pictures!

  339. Lala

    October 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

    You must listen Iguana Lovers
    great band from Buenos Aires

  340. Anonymous

    October 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    You should definetly go to the Hurlingham Polo Open or maybe to the Palermo Polo Open, that starts in November (15 th). I think anyone would love to go there!!!

  341. Kina

    October 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    You must go to Hotel Querido, in Vila Crespo!! Amazing Hotel by brazilians owners. I´m sure that you´ll love there! Kisses..

  342. Anonymous

    October 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    You must go to Quilmes, don´t forget it!

  343. josefina

    October 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Scott !! thanks for your visit to buenos aires,
    kiss you


  344. Isabel

    October 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    What an increidible pleasure to have you in our dear city of Buenos Aires !!!

    Can´t wait to see your argentinean models !!!

    Argentineans are fancy and take good care of their personal images….we are somehow a mix between
    italians and spanish in general

    You will love it here !!!

    Good Luck !!!

  345. Carol

    October 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    BsAs has a fabulous fashion designer called Nadine Zlotogora, visit her atelie at El Salvador street (Palermo Soho). Milion is a trendy restaurant located in one of the most beautiful old houses i've ever seen. To eat steak, go to La Cabrera, also at Palermo Soho. Visit the bar at Faena Hotel (designed by Philippe Starck) on thurdays, when there's great music. Enjoy BsAs!

  346. Anonymous

    October 29, 2010 at 11:16 am

    You should try the Tigre market, outside the city…. it´s great, and you should as well take a trip arround de islands.

  347. Wiske

    November 2, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I'm so happy you visited Buenos Aires. I've lived there for three months in the beginning of this year. Buenos Aires completely stole my heart.
    I hope you had dinner at El Obrero in La Boca, that you experienced some true warm and sweaty Buenos Aires' nights and that you will return to the city to give me some much needed Bs.As. photo updates.
    Wiske, Amsterdam

  348. Frenchy Bastarrd

    November 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Palermo SoHo??? Such a fail. So overrated. I work nearby and kinda like the place, but definetely dont like the designs around the area. Id go for the vintage stores.

  349. Frenchy Bastarrd

    November 7, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Oh! Also…hope u dindt miss Dengue Dancing, every Thursday nite at Gong…Mythical club, and the best party in the city!

  350. Anonymous

    January 6, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Don't forget the zamba, its dance and its beautiful or a chacarera.

  351. le blog de natacha

    February 15, 2012 at 11:56 am

    you look amazing :)

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