Sabores Porteños

Buenos Aires Flavors

from $130

You will be able to discover the gastronomic traditions and typical flavors of Buenos Aires. You will be welcomed by a local family in their house in Boedo. You will meet your hosts and discover together this neighborhood: “Homero Manzi” and “Osvaldo Pugliese” corners, the literary tradition, the football, and the street art that is very present all along your walk. You will enjoy a stop in the historical Bar Margot, and finally, you will reach the family’s house. You will learn how to prepare “empanadas” and you will enjoy an “Asado” (argentine barbecue) and accompanied by local wine and a delicious dessert. 

An original way of discovering Argentine culture together with a local family.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

The price is per person in a double basis and in American dollars.

  • Reviews 2 Reviews
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
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  1. Day 1 Local gastronomy and Boedo district

    You will enjoy a personalized visit to the Boedo district, right in the center of Buenos Aires, with a program full of anecdotes of history, tango, arts, and literature. Finally, you will enjoy a meal in the house of a local family where you will taste typical Argentinian dishes and learn how to prepare empanadas.

    You start your evening around 6.30 p.m., at the crossroads of San Juan and Boedo streets: you will discover the corners of Homero Manzi and Osvaldo Pugliese streets and also the literary past: the rival groups of Boedo and Florida (J.L.Borges), Pope Francis’s football club, San Lorenzo, the neighborhood murals and also the Church of Santa Cruz.

    You will take a beer or coffee break at the famous Bar Margot and then head to the house of a local family.

    Once there, you will participate in the preparation of the empanadas for dinner: you will learn how to stuff them and close them. While cooking you will learn about everyday life in the city.

    The meal continues with typical Argentinian meat (la entraña) grilled on a “parrilla”, served with chimichurri sauce, a “criolla” salad, and small Andean potatoes. Malbec wine, mineral water included.

    You will end your gastronomic experience with a typical Argentinian dessert.

All about the Buenos Aires Flavors.

Travel dates: all year round

Blackout dates: none

Departures every day 

No Minimum

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Activity mentioned on the itinerary 
  • English / Spanish /French speaking guide.
  • Dinner with beverages 
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air transport (national and international), optional.
  • Excursions indicated as optional.

At Mater we always search for alternative activities to those usually chosen by large groups of tourists so that you can have more intimate and authentic experiences, without missing out on the most emblematic places in Argentina.

In this activity you can discover how a family from Buenos Aires lives on a daily basis, learn about the ingredients they use in their gastronomy, and participate in the preparation of typical meals. 

On top of our general sustainability policies (see here), there are some specific sustainable actions we take in this particular tour.

This is a private tour that prioritizes the cultural exchange with the family that will receive you. In this way you will have a unique and personalized experience. We seeks to preserve and value Buenos Aires’ gastronomic traditions.

Buenos Aires has 4 clearly defined seasons: hot and humid summers, and cold winters. You can participate on this activity any time of the year. Temperatures are rarely under 5ºC (41ºF), but may go over 30ºC (86ºF) during the summer! Yet, we suggest to take this tour any time of the year.

Yes, you will be in a family home.

Overall Rating
Reviewed On 15/01/2021

My group of 14 people visited with the local family for a great dinner and empanada cooking session. everyone enjoyed the opportunity to try many of the local dishes and to even make one. the hosts were fantastic. as this was our first day in Argentina and it set the tone for the reminder of the trip.

Reviewed On 15/01/2021

Had a lovely time in Boedo.


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