Cheer at a heart-racing soccer match then tango till dawn at a steamy milonga. People-watch from a century-old café and feast on the most succulent beef imaginable. From the most authentic parrillas to the hippest shopping streets, our native-born author uncovers all the local secrets. Get the inside scoop with this smart, stylish guide to the Paris of the South: eat, drink & be merry - tips on Argentine beef and wine from our local food guru, and the best spots to indulge.
Stay in style - art-studded walls, tango lessons, nude rooftop sunbathing... lodgings to suit every taste! Shop till you drop - where to get the best deals and only-in-BA souvenirs, from the San Telmo Antiques Fair to trendy Palermo Viejo boutiques. Talk the talk-Argentine Spanish section includes coverage of lunfardo, BA's unique slang. Go beyond city limits - Excursions chapter includes getaways to laidback Montevideo and the spectacular Iguazu Falls.