El Viejo Almacén

Address: Independencia (y Balcarce) 200 – San Telmo

This is the most famous tango corner of Buenos Aires with more than two centuries of history. This former grocery store located in a square-corner turned into one of the world’s most famous tango salons due to its excellent genuine tango show.
It is not just a tango show for tourists and said fact is evidenced by its history.
From the style set by its owner, the great singer Edmundo Rivero, surrounded by Argentinian slang, an emblematic decoration and lots of tango history, the programs have always been composed of many important figures of the music of Buenos Aires. Nowadays, the great Virginia Luque sings there every night.
This constitutes one of the most interesting dinner-tango-show proposals of Buenos Aires, in a mythical corner of the San Telmo neighborhood.
This traditional corner has now been transformed into a groceries store where all kinds of tango-related products can be bought, many souvenirs and high-quality crafts, books and CDs. The restaurant where the tango-show takes place is located in the extension of the store, across the street.

The most famous tango corner of Buenos Aires
The most famous tango corner of Buenos Aires

The most famous tango corner of Buenos Aires
Interior of El Viejo Almacén

Boca Tango

Address: Brandsen 923 – La Boca

This tango show has some peculiarities, and takes place in a real art complex.
An old warehouse, by the mythic Boca Juniors field, is the place that has been chosen for the reconstruction of a typical “conventillo” (tenement house), a country restaurant, and a café of past times, with stained glass windows and everything else implied in the recreation. At the end, there is an exhibition of quality handcrafts. As presented by its owners, Boca Tango is a theme experience.
Upon arrival, a welcome glass is served before being sat for dinner. The choice consists of three appetizers, main dishes and desserts; the drinks, included, are red and white wine, soft drinks, water, etc. The ambience is typical of the Argentine rural grill, with “asador”, a wooden bar and old signs and objects.
Dinner over, a one-act farce (“sainete”) develops in the reconstructed conventillo; during this play, spectators may walk around the rooms, the actors interacting with them from their rolls. This is a true play, with a plot, not just recreations.
Once this 20-minute play is over, guests are lead to the café in order to enjoy the tango show, with a remarkable performance of both the dancers and the orchestra (especially the bandoneón, or large accordion).

Characters of the Sainete
Characters of the Sainete

Characters of the Sainete
Scene of Tango

Characters of the Sainete
The “organito”

Characters of the Sainete
Restaurant

El Barracas

Address: Villarino 2359 – Barracas

Located in what was once the old general store for the first railway station on a magical corner in Buenos Aires hidden like a treasured secret, El Barracas offers its guests, tango and cuisine in the authentic Porteña tradition.
This original proposal, kept for 75 select diners, is a unique combination of the best in dining pleasure with a highly refined and never strident tango show, for those who seek the authentic and wish to see it close up. The surroundings and views in the room are a natural setting for everything that takes place in El Barracas: The history of the tango and its development told in music, song and dance, staged by a cast of the city’s best musicians led by Fernando Marzán, together with two singers and three couples of world-class tango dancers, a historically accurate wardrobe, rich in nuances and of the finest quality, as well as the most advanced technology in lighting and sound.
The cuisine, based on an original gastronomy design, is achieved with the highest quality ingredients, accompanied by the finest of wines from Argentinas most renowned wineries.
The authentic setting of the Barracas neighbourhood with the old train station as its impressive backdrop completes this experience that invites repetition.

Bar El Chino

Address: Beazley 3566 – Pompeya

The Bar “El Chino”, located in the hub of Pompeya, a truly “malevo” neighbourhood, was born in 1944.
It was founded by “El Chino” Garcés, famous for being a happy singer; however, the loss of his only child darkened his life, and he drowned in sadness thus finally passing away.

It is an austere building where the paint cracks and peels off the walls, with a crowd of pictures and posters as the main ornamental resources. It has long trestle tables covered in paper.

It treasures highly important values for porteños such as the passion for tango, or the worship and loyalty to friendship and traditions; this way, it has been driven to resist the changes of time and to be a refuge to the authentic tango fans, who can go back to those years, thus reviving Masters of tango such as Homero Manzi.

This tradition is the reason why the bar was the title and main stage for a film produced in 2003, which intends to rescue its singular atmosphere and authenticity, for it is a legend.

It attracts enthusiast medium age people every weekend, peculiar characters, those who come from a different world, or even foreigners searching for the authentic.

Señor Tango

Address: Hipólito Vieytes 1653 – Barracas

This traditional Tango show takes place in the old neighborhood of Barracas, traditionally the place for ‘Guapos’ and ‘Milongueros’ (typical characters of Tango).
The architecture of the place, which was fully rebuilt in 1996, still counts on the vaulted ceilings, the iron columns and red quebracho cobblestone floors.
The show consists of a monumental entertainment of light, color and sound brought to you through cutting edge technology.
Forty artists and performers in scene will offer you the best of Tango; not forgetting, of course, Folclore (folk music) and the very personal and special adaptations which include Criolla mass and, when closing up, a great ending in which the central theme of Opera Rock Evita will get to your heart.

Señor Tango
Señor Tango

Señor Tango
Señor Tango

Esquina Carlos Gardel

Address: Cortada Carlos Gardel 3200 – Balvanera Once

One of the most elegant tango shows in the city, it functions in the art and shows center that is located in the basement of Güemes commercial gallery, which constitutes a beautiful Belle Époque building. It is loaded with Tango history, as it used to be the venue of one of the first cabarets to populate the city.
The main star is tango, from its origins to the revolutionary aesthetic modifications of Astor Piazzolla. Your evening will be complete, not only enjoying tango, but also works of art, architectonic features, old documents, and the magic of the moment.
Apart from being a theater, Piazzolla Tango is a restaurant, allowing the audience to enjoy excellent international cuisine, as well as good wine.
From the old theatre boxes guests enjoy an almost private dinner show.

Esquina Carlos Gardel (Carlos Gardel Corner)
Esquina Carlos Gardel (Carlos Gardel Corner)

Esquina Carlos Gardel (Carlos Gardel Corner)
Esquina Carlos Gardel (Carlos Gardel Corner)

Esquina Carlos Gardel (Carlos Gardel Corner)
Esquina Carlos Gardel, in the heart of Abasto neighborhood

Esquina Carlos Gardel (Carlos Gardel Corner)
Esquina Carlos Gardel (Carlos Gardel Corner)

Piazzolla Tango

Address: Florida 165 – San Nicolás

One of the most elegant tango shows in the city, it functions in the art and shows center that is located in the basement of Güemes commercial gallery, which constitutes a beautiful Belle Époque building. It is loaded with Tango history, as it used to be the venue of one of the first cabarets to populate the city.
The main star is tango, from its origins to the revolutionary aesthetic modifications of Astor Piazzolla. Your evening will be complete, not only enjoying tango, but also works of art, architectonic features, old documents, and the magic of the moment.
Apart from being a theater, Piazzolla Tango is a restaurant, allowing the audience to enjoy excellent international cuisine, as well as good wine.
From the old theatre boxes guests enjoy an almost private dinner show.

Couple dancing at Piazzolla Tango
Couple dancing at Piazzolla Tango

Couple dancing at Piazzolla Tango
Piazzolla Tango is located at the basement of Güemes Gallery

Madero Tango

Address: Alicia Moreau de Justo y Brasil – Dique 1 s/n – Puerto Madero

This place that offers one of the best modern tango shows in the world is located in the new and exclusive neighborhood of Puerto Madero.
Madero Tango offers shows of international level that depict an alternative side of tango, with live orchestras and many dancers on stage.
The famous Argentinian Cheff, Martiniano Molina is in charge of the menu and he proposes the clients the best traditional dishes of local cuisine made with first-quality products.

Madero Tango
Madero Tango

Madero Tango
Madero Tango, at the exclusive district of Puerto Madero

El Querandí Cena Tango Show

Address: Peru 302 – Monserrat

This place was inaugurated in 1920, its wooden details, lighting, and decorative elements give it a very intimate atmosphere. This is one of the historic places of Buenos Aires, with a unique profile from the wide offer of tango houses. It stands out for its absolutely romantic environment, immerse in warmth and offering excellent assistance. These details mixed together make a perfect place for an unforgettable tango date with one’s partner.
The service starts with a dinner of international level, offering a variety of appetizers, main courses and desserts, including a low-calorie menu option as well.
The tango show “narrates” the evolution of porteño music, from its origins until the present date, through a “choreographic relate”. Since tango was born to be danced, it shows the evolution of the way of dancing, the styles, fashions and environments. It is performed by three couples of high artistic level. The choreographer is Master Carlos Rivarola, teacher and dancer, who proposes the original and only “floor-stroking” style of tango, in contact with the partner and that is very far from the style seen today, which features multiple acrobatics, usually accomplishing impact, but so far from the genuine tango moves. The Conductor is Master Aldo Falasca, who directs a quartet composed of the piano, the violin, the “bandoneón” (large accordion), and the double bass, in charge of Daniel Falasca, who deserves special acknowledgement for his abilities, especially his memorable solo performance of the song “Contrabajeando” (“Playing the double-bass”, by Astor Piazzola). The artistic staff is completed by the excellent singers Carlos Gari and Gabriel Mores (grandson of Master Mariano Mores), who go over the classics of all times.

El Querandí
El Querandí

El Querandí
Dinner-show at El Querandí

Esquina Homero Manzi

Address: Av. San Juan 3601 – Boedo

This historic place offers a dinner-tango-show of international level in the heart of Southern Boedo neighbourhood, right in the intersection of Boedo and San Juan Avenues. The name commemorates the poet Homero Manzi, due to the strength with which he was bonded to the place, both in life and work. Everything recalls him, from the façade to the objects inside, like his texts, scores, writings, pictures and cartoons that give the entrance a unique profile.
Such profile has nothing to do with what it looked like back in the ‘40s, when it was only the typical bar of the neighbourhood where the poet would spend long hours with friends. It was also the place of birth and development of an intellectual trend that contributed to making history, called “the Boedo group”, in which painters, artists, poets and actors were involved.

Esquina Homero Manzi (Homero Manzi Corner)
Esquina Homero Manzi (Homero Manzi Corner)

Esquina Homero Manzi (Homero Manzi Corner)
Esquina Homero Manzi, located at the core of Boedo

Esquina Homero Manzi (Homero Manzi Corner)
Esquina Homero Manzi (Homero Manzi Corner)

Esquina Homero Manzi (Homero Manzi Corner)
The Esquina Hormero Manzi pays homage to the homonym poet and author of tango and milonga