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Paseo Alcorta

Paseo Alcorta (Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta y Salguero. Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this is another popular shopping center in Buenos Aires – this time in the Palermo district.  This four-level shopping center has the distinction of having a supermarket as its anchor store.  In addition, it provides tourists with free transportation from their hotels (and […]

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Galerias Pacifico

Galerias Pacifico (Calle Florida y Avenida Córdoba, Buenos Aires) – this high-end shopping center, which is housed in a Victorian-era structure modeled after Bon Marché department store in Paris, has over 150 retailers (such as Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Hugo Boss, Lancôme, Levi’s, Lindt, L’Occitant, Maidenform-Perlea, Nike Stop, Revlon, Rochas, Samsung, Sony Center, Swatch, […]

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Abasto Shopping

Abasto Shopping (Corrientes 3247, Abasto, Buenos Aires) – this is the city’s largest shopping center (with over 230 retailers, along with movie theaters and a large food court).  Retailers include Adidas, Billabong, Citroën (car dealership), Converse, Crocs, Daniel Hechter, L’Oreal, Lacoste, Levi’s, MAC, Peugeot (car dealership), Puma, Renault (car dealership), Swarovski, Timberland, Volkswagen (car dealership), […]

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Alto Palermo

Alto Palermo (Calles Santa Fe y Coronel Diaz, Palermo, Buenos Aires) — opened in 1990 and renovated in 2008, Alto Palermo has various retailers (mainly clothing, and mainly aimed at women shoppers).  Such stores include Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, La Parfumerie, Timberland, Rouge, Mac, Gap and New Man. There’s also a Starbucks if you find yourself […]

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Club One

Club One (Adolfo Alsina 940, Buenos Aires) – this nightspot, like Crobar and Pacha, draws in a regular roster of international House music DJs (such as Fedde Le Grand, Sven Vath, Loco Dice, Sander Kleinenberg, and James Zabiela).

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Boris Club de Jazz

Boris Club de Jazz (Gorritti 5568, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires) – this cozy 200-person venue draws in a well-dressed crowd interested in hearing jazz performed by both established names and up-and-coming musicians.  Food is also served here, and the bar (illuminated in blue) is hard to miss in this dimly-lit club.  Jazz fans should check […]

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El Cuartito

El Cuartito (937 Talcahuano, Buenos Aires) —  anyone walking into this brick oven pizza restaurant will notice there’s a sense of history here.  That’s because it’s been in business since the 1930s (through the ups and downs of the country’s turbulent history and economy) – reflected by the posters and photos on its walls.  The […]

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Cumaná

Cumaná (1149 Rodriguez Peña, Recoleta, Buenos Aires) – this restaurant in the Recoleta district serves both Argentine meals (such as cazuelas de camarones – a favored prawn dish), and various ítems baked in its adobe oven – from humita (a mix of corn, cheese, and spices wrapped in a cornhusk) to locros (pork belly, chorizo […]

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Chila

Chila (Alicia Moreau de Justo 1160, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires) – located in one of Buenos Aires’ better neighborhoods (Puerto Madero), Chila has an ever-changing menu of beef and fish dishes (in modest gourmet portions) – allowing for patrons to order one of the wines from its large selection (1,200 bottle capacity, mainly from Chile, […]

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Bus

Bus – Buenos Aires has a large and often confusing network of bus lines that go in and out of the city (with various independent bus lines covering the city and its outskirts.  The minimum fare on these lines is $1.50   Check the following website for info on the various lines and geographic areas it […]