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Buenos Aires Food Tour with San Telmo Market

Taste your way through Buenos Aires's unique multicultural cuisine
From US$400 privately
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Tour Details
3 hours
Product Type
San Telmo Neighborhood
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  • Buenos Aires Food Tour led by a professional chef or food writer
  • Learn the multicultural roots behind this food lover’s paradise
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Tour Description
Buenos Aires is one of the world’s most exciting culinary destinations with an array of young chefs, innovative restaurants, “closed door” private supper clubs, and high quality food purveyors. In this 3-hour Buenos Aires Food Tour you'll join a local chef or food writer to experience the front lines of Argentine cuisine, learning about its traditional roots and discovering the future of this interesting gastronomic scene (with plenty of tastings, naturally).

¡Provecho! - Buenos Aires Food Tour

Taking to the streets of San Telmo, Buenos Aires' oldest neighborhood, you'll begin by learning the basics of Argentine cuisine over a sampling of spirits, freshly made bread and a spread of cheeses in a historic 'pulperia' -- a social club, restaurant and grocery store. You will discuss the country's Italian and Spanish roots and the importance of family, food, and sharing a meal. After a walk through the historic streets, you will then try a gourmet take on one of the country's only street foods, the choripan, and discuss the importance of historic gaucho culture and its influence on the local palate. You will continue this line to the famous San Telmo Market, one of the city's last standing food markets to discover traditional foods that porteños enjoy daily.

(Note: for a deeper look at San Telmo and the founding of the city, check out our Buenos Aires History Tour.)

Meat: the Centerpiece Argentine Cuisine

A traditional Buenos Aires Food Tour wouldn't be complete without sampling the country's famous asado (grilled meats), which is as ubiquitous to Argentine culture as soccer and wine. You will visit one of the city's most popular types of restaurants, the neighborhood parrilla, to sample Argentina's sacred eating tradition. As per custom, this will be a carnivorous stop and you will sharing a bife de chorizo, sirloin steak seasoned with salt and served with chimichurri or salsa criolla, grilled provoleta cheese and grilled bell peppers, all watered down with Argentina's famous Malbec.

Take Aways

You will come away from this food lover’s dream walk with not only sated, but also a renewed appreciation of Argentine culture by way of one of it’s favorite activities: sharing good food. This Buenos Aires Food Tour pairs well with our Buenos Aires Tango Tour for a full hands-on cultural immersion in Buenos Aires.

Notes: There is a $40 per person tasting fee that will be applied to your order at checkout. Please indicate any food allergies or dietary restrictions in your trip notes when booking and we will do our best to accommodate. The walk’s tastings are equivalent to a full meal.


What is included in the walk?
There is a USD$40 mandatory tasting fee that covers the food and drink of the walk.

I have dietary restrictions. Can I take this tour?
We will do our best to accommodate you if you are on a group tour by ordering appropriate items. Taking a private tour would allow us to tailor even more fully to your needs. Please note any dietary restriction in the "notes" section when you book, and keep in mind that if you have severe allergies we cannot guarantee that the foods prepared in restaurant kitchens will not be subject to cross-contamination.

This walk takes place around lunch or dinner time. Will the tastings be enough for a meal?
The tastings on this walk are generous and equivalent to a full meal.

Where You'll Start
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Gabby was terrific. Very informative, took us to several yummy stops and was determined to provide my family with a wonderful BA culinary experience. Highly recommend her!
The guide was just okay. He said our first stop was a wine and cheese shop, which sounded lovely, but it was closed. The second wine and cheese place, also closed. The same with the empanadas place. He said he checked to make sure they were open, but if he had gotten to the site even 5 minutes early and checked himself, he would have seen they were all closed. It was over 30 minutes before we had our first bite of food. The second place he took us to was a super long walk (which would have been fine if the food was good) to a fast food pizza chain with very disappointing food. In the span of 3 hours, we ate good empanadas, bad pizza, and okay ice cream. A lot of walking and doubling back for just three okay to bad places in 3 hours was really disappointing. And we never even ate in the amazing market place where the tour started.
was a great tour of BA street food in the San Telmo neighborhood including the market