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Argentine Asado Experience and Palermo Viejo Tour

  • Experience a traditional Argentine asado like a local
  • Guided walking tour of Palermo Viejo neighborhood
  • Three-course barbecue dinner including wine, beer, and dessert
Argentine Asado Experience and Palermo Viejo Tour
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The Argentine ‘asado’ (barbecue) is a longstanding local tradition and this tour lets you experience it just like a local. Explore the lively Palermo Viejo neighbourhood and purchase ingredients from the local butchers, bakeries, and wine shops; get hands-on preparing the parrilla, making chimichurri sauce, and barbecuing the perfect steak; then sit down for an asado feast, including wine, dessert, and traditional mate.
What to Expect
Meet your guides in the fashionable neighborhood of Palermo Viejo to begin your 4-hour culinary experience. Begin by learning how to light the parrilla (the grill) and make chimichurri.
Once the chimichurri is complete, it’s time to head out into the neighborhood for the approximately 1-hour shopping portion of your tour. During your walk, you will stop at a plaza to learn about the history of the neighborhood. You will also see excellent examples of street art and can learn about the artists who have created them.
Your first stop will be at a family owned, hand-made knife store. Learn about the important role knives played in the history of the local Gauchos. Next, head to a local wine shop to find excellent wines to pair with the food you will prepare. Then it is time to stop at the butcher shop to compare the different cuts of meat. Then, make one last stop at the bakery before heading back to the guide’s home to begin preparing the asado.
Learn how to prepare the meat, create the salad and build the fire with charcoal and wood. While the food cooks, enjoy a light snack and a traditional, local drink, a ‘fernandito,’ while learning about its place in Argentine history. Then, as the food you’ve helped prepare begins being placed on the table, switch over to delicious wines and enjoy your hearty meal.
To finish off your meal, help prepare a typical Argentine dessert and enjoy a classic mate with a unique twist.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Craft Beer Addition

Frank has extended his tour selection to include a Craft Beer Tour. It was SO MUCH FUN! I am typically a wine drinker, but Dave (our guide) educated me on beer and I enjoyed drinking them. It was also fun to walk the neighborhood of...More

Thank Mary Anne H
Frank A, Owner at AsadoAdventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mary Anne, Thank you so much for the kind words! It was a pleasure touring with you and sharing the little beer secrets of this off-the-beaten-path beer tour.

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Amazing Adventure

Frank is an amazing host. I learned so much about the art and history in his neighborhood, and the culture of asado and mate. The food and drinks were great. This tour is a great introduction to life in Buenos Aires. It set the tone...More

1  Thank Patricia F
Frank A, Owner at AsadoAdventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You are too kind! Thank you for the glowing recommendation! I also enjoyed spending the day with you.

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Amazing food and tour!

We had a great day on this tour. The guide, host, and chef were very knowledge and fun to be around. We especially enjoyed our tour of Palermo, which included learning about the street art and neighborhood in general, and the asado was the best...More

Thank Ian C
Frank A, Owner at AsadoAdventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for leaving a review of your day with us. I had a great time showing off the neighborhood and our grilling talent.

Reviewed 4 December 2017
A "Not to be Missed" Experience in Buenos Aires

For me, this was the ideal Argentinian "food experience" tour. In addition to actually learning how to make empanadas, we also toured the colourful, art-filled streets of Palermo Soho, stopping at various venues to sample everything from great coffee to a sublime lunch, a wine...More

Thank Alice671
Frank A, Owner at AsadoAdventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I had a great time spending the day with you on this private one-on-one food tour of Palermo Viejo. It was the first time I ran one like this!

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Exceptional Experience

The Asado Experience was the highlight of our visit to Buenos Aires. Frank is an outstanding host and tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the Palermo Viejo walking tour, the cooking lesson, the fabulous meal, and Frank's companionship. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Buenos...More

Thank mac4314
Frank A, Owner at AsadoAdventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

And I enjoyed spending the day with you as well. Thank you so much for the kind words. I love it when my guests feel welcomed​.

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