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10 food tours to expand your mind

By: Josh Lew on April 18, 2013, 4:13 p.m.
Buenos Aires parrilla

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is an international city, so visitors will find world-class sushi restaurants, authentic Italian eateries, wood-fired pizza joints, and plenty of fusion restaurants. However, the Argentine capitol is mostly known as a haven for meat lovers (and a place that vegetarians might choose to avoid). Barbecued beef is something of a national dish here, and enjoying it in an atmospheric neighborhood eatery is as essential to a proper visit as a tango performance. Buenos Aires Food Tours offers to take food lovers off the beaten path to find specialties like empanadas and barbecued beef (and some quality domestic wines as well). If you want to jump in the deep end, the Parrilla Tour might be a good option. Parrillas are traditional steakhouses that serve up the best beef in Argentina (and according to some, the best steaks in the world).