Estancia El Ombú

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Estancia El Ombú is located a short drive from San Antonio de Areco, in the epicenter of gaucho-land.  It’s named after a remarkable 200 year old ombú tree that grows by the house.  This is a working ranch, with over 300 head of cattle, making it a great place to [...] Read more »

Cabaña Las Lilas

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I have heard from many tourits that the very best steak house in Buenos Aires is Cabaña Las Lilas.   I have also heard from many Argentines that it is overpriced, the portions are small, and the steaks are no better than many other steakhouses.  For this reason, I avoided [...] Read more »

High Tea at Hotel Alvear

Many large cities throughout the world have a classy, wolrdclass hotel that serves high tea. In Buenos Aires, this place is the Hotel Alvear. Although high tea is not a common tradtion in Buenos Aires, a merienda with mate is.   A merienda is basically a high tea, without the sandwhiches [...] Read more »