The passionate Tango was born in the poor suburbs of Buenos Aires and became the national dance of Argentina.
The ‘milongas’ are places where tango lovers go dancing. They have an orchestra playing and some even offer tango lessons. The afternoon milongas take place around 8 – 10 pm. The night milongas start around 11 pm. The most popular are Salon Canning, El Beso, Porteňo y Bailarin. There are also tango dinner shows available for the tourists.
The official Buenos Aires Tango portal: http://www.tangodata.gov.ar/
La Boca is the most colorful district of Buenos Aires. It was here that the famous football player Diego Maradonna was born. It is also the birthplace of the world-famous dance Tango. The area is characterized by low wooden and metal houses, painted in bright colors. The main street Caminito is full of painters, performers, and tango shows. You can also find numerous low-key cantinas in the area.
The cuisine of Buenos Aires is delicious and amazingly diverse, feeding on the colorful variety of city’s immigrants.
You can find plenty excellent dining options in Buenos Aires and eating seems to be a national pastime. Porten~os take eating seriously, meals are usually eaten slowly - the eating itself usually lasts several hours. Dinners are eaten quite late; eating at 10 pm is nothing unusual.
Meat is big in Argentina, especially beef. Barbecue with steak and beef ribs is a staple. Other meat delicacies include chorizo (pork sausage), morcilla (blood sausage), chinchulines (chitterlings), mollejas (sweetbread).
Argentina is also famous for its superb wines. These are either red - ‘tinto’ or white -‘blanco’. You can also try ‘matte’ tea, the traditional gaucho drink.