Dive into the culinary heart of Argentina with the Sherpa food tour in Buenos Aires. This review unveils the tantalizing flavors, hidden gems, and gastronomic delights that await, promising a sensory journey through the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires. Curious as I am, I went to test it out and share my experience with you.
Food tour in Buenos Aires
A food tour is the perfect way to discover the local kitchen in a couple of hours. It gives you a good introduction to what to expect when traveling in Argentina and searching for your favorite dish.
In Buenos Aires, there are not too many food tours available but shortly there is the Sherpa Food Tour Buenos Aires. In a matter of time, it became a top 5 activity on TripAdvisor. Another motivation to check it out.
What did I get during the food tour?
Around 3h30 -4h we strolled around in the vibing Palermo neighborhood and visit 4 different restaurants. We tasted 8 Argentine dishes and drinks and on the way, we were guided by a local. He explained the history of the dish and how it was prepared. The history and preparation were no secrets anymore for us but sure it was very interesting.
By the way, we had the food tour at 17:30 (5:30 P.M.). Which was a perfect hour. I explain later in the review why.
Where did we go?
I don’t want to go too much into detail otherwise I will spoil some surprises. The food tour started in Palermo in front of a well-known “rotiseria” which is during the night also a hidden cocktail bar. Already the first surprise, afterward we headed to a local wine-tasting restaurant/bar, followed by a second big surprise and that was the famous restaurant El Preferido.
El Preferido is the sister restaurant of the claimed best steakhouse in the world, Don Julio. Difficult to get a seat at El Preferido but during the Food Tour it is no problem at all.
The last restaurant was a typical and atmospherical steakhouse where Diego Maradona was the central person in the room.
What did we taste?
It all started with a typical local cocktail accompanied by a local fried snack called buñuelo. But here I will stop again… Otherwise, I spoil too much of the experience.
I honestly can say that I had many different kinds of dishes to taste, a wine tasting – sure a very plus point to the food tour – and many other foods. There was so much to discover! At the third restaurant, I thought, here it will stop, but no there was another restaurant on the list. It was unbelievable! A real dive into the Argentine kitchen during the Food tour in Buenos Aires.
Would I recommend the Food tour in Buenos Aires?
YES! First of all, a super guide who explained all the dishes and was open to answer all the questions. Also, the tours are a maximum of 10 people. Which was very cozy and nice to meet other travelers too.
And of course, the variety of food, the selection of restaurants, and the drinks were all super Argentine.
I can recommend the food tour at 17:30 or 18:30. At that time Palermo starts to become alive and has a nice vibe in the streets. On top of that, restaurants are getting full and you don’t have the feeling that this is only for the food tour open.
Golden tip: don’t eat too much before you start the tour 😁
How do you book the food tour?
You can book the Food Tour via this link (Click here) or the button below. I suggest booking in advance during the high season months in Buenos Aires from October to March. The groups are with a maximum of 10 people so the chance is high that it is fully booked quickly.BOOK THE FOOD TOUR HERE
The food tour takes place from Monday to Saturday. Midday and evening tours are available.