The Parrilla Tour
You don't know Buenos Aires until you've tried the meat.
Argentina is world renowned for the high quality beef, distinct ways of preparation, and tasty traditions of the Argentine style of barbecue. This is your chance to experience the most traditional Buenos Aires cuisine.
The Parrilla Tour won’t take you to the tourist filled guide-book parrillas. To experience and taste authentic Porteño flavors, join us on our culinary tour of the city, to discover local hole-in-the wall restaurants, learn about Argentina’s culture and cuisine, and meet others during the relaxed and social tour.
When and where is the tour?
We offer two routes for this tour, to highlight amazing restaurants in two distinct neighborhoods.
– Palermo –
The Palermo tour is conducted every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 12 pm (noon), and Tuesday at 7:30 PM and lasts 2.5 hours.
Our Palermo tour centers around the Las Cañitas section of Palermo, a neighborhood known for its beautiful tree lined avenues, historic polo fields, and burgeoning culinary and nightlife scene. On this route we begin at a classic parrilla filled with soccer fanatics known for it’s choripan. Next, we visit a casa de empanadas to try some of our favorite handmade empanadas, before moving on to enjoy some of the best meat and service in the city at a historic and hidden parrilla famous among locals, and finally finishing at an incredible artisanal “heladeria” (ice cream shop).
– San Telmo –
The San Telmo tour is conducted every Monday and Wednesday at 12 pm (noon) and lasts 2.5 hours.
The San Telmo tour is for those visitors who love historic architecture and have a desire for a little adventure. We begin near the Mercado de San Telmo and try some of the best handmade empanadas in the city. Next, we try choripan, one of the street foods of Buenos Aires, before the main stop at one of the most authentic and oldest Buenos Aires parrillas to try a few classic Argentine dishes and wine. We finish up at an heladeria known for their selection of homemade ice cream flavors.
What is included?
Walking tour of 3 different local and authentic parrillas
A full meal composed of traditional parrilla foods
Accompaniment of excellent Argentine wines
English explanations of the food sampled along with the history of the neighborhood
A sweet ending at one of the best artisanal “heladerias” (ice cream shops) in the city
Where will we meet?
The meeting place will be at the first restaurant. The exact address will be emailed upon reservation. Please be sure to allow for enough travel time to arrive on time.
In order to receive a full refund, guests must notify Buenos Aires Art Tours in writing with a minimum of 24 hours notice. Tours will not be refunded under any circumstances if cancelled within 24 hours of a tour, or in the case of a no show. If the tour is cancelled by Buenos Aires Art Tours a full refund will be given to the guest. If guests would like to reschedule a tour that is cancelled within the 24hour deadline, a processing fee may be applied to compensate for guide's time and extra administrative costs. We appreciate your understanding.