Monday, 28 September 2015

Five best places to eat meat in Buenos Aires, Los Platitos, Costanera

Continuing with my series on meat eating, I would like to talk about La Costanera, wich is Buenos Aire´s river side walk. I was told that originally the best Parrillas were located there, and in the nineties they either moved or opened a branch in Puerto Madero.

Nevertheless you can still find some diehards that remained there, like the parrilla "Los Platitos", located at Av. Rafael Obligado, or Costanera, right in front of Parque de la Memoria, it´s considered as one of the historical parrillas of Costanera Norte.
Now to be frank I have heard complaints about the meat and service being bad and expensive, but in my case I went there with friends and we bought their famous Lomito sandwich which lived up to my expectations for a very reasonable price.

you can either take out and eat it watching the River Plate, or eat it at the counter, provided you find a spot. but I have to say that the quality of the meat was excellent, something that is not usual in sandwiches served here.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

No wonder so many gringos live in Buenos Aires

Yeah I´m grounded in Buenos Aires for a while, and I´ve noticed that a lot of North Americans and Europeans are living or studying in Buenos Aires, without mentioning other Latin Americans that are studying at state run universities.
Anyhow, I´ve noticed that food, rent and transportation can be cheap if we measure in dollars, and a proof of that is some casual shopping I did at a discount super just a block away from home.
What you see in the pic set me back 127 pesos or 8.50 bucks American. Definitely very cheap compared to most other cities even in South America.
Now if you earn in pesos that´s another story, but I still think you can get by considering that the bus fare is 25c american.