The asado is a time when families and friends get together to share and experience the great food they have created. This is the complete essence of an Argentine asado: a cultural dining tradition handed down from generation to generation.
The Argentine asado represents a national identity
and a unique culture with its own customs and rituals.
The Buenos Aires Asado Adventure is an open invitation to become part of the family and experience creating an Argentinian asado. The tour is organized into small intimate groups (up to 10 people), where you will be guided through the cooking and social traditions of the Argentine asado.
We will invite you into a private residence where we’ll get to know each other a little and then head off to visit the local butcher, baker, and wine merchant. We’ll buy our ingredients just like a local would go about organizing their own Argentine asado. You will also be getting a walking tour of the very hip and trendy neighborhood of Palermo Viejo and enjoying some street art along the way.
Tours run Tuesday through Friday from 10:30am to about 3:30pm. We occasionally run tours on Saturday evenings from 5pm to 10pm. If you are interested, please let us know.
If you wish, we can arrange private transportation from your accommodation or any address within the city limits, including the Cruise Port Terminal, to our home, as an option.
Bring a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable clothing and shoes for a day of walking, cooking, drinking and eating. The walking tour is about an hour long. We’ll give you a bottle of water before heading out shopping.
Tours run Tuesday through Friday from 10:30am to about 3:30pm. We occasionally run tours on Saturday evenings from 5pm to 10pm. If you are interested, please let us know. If you are a solo traveler, please contact us to ask if you can join an existing tour. If you are a group, ask us about group discounts.
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You can get your money back by cancelling with 1 week’s notice. Please review our cancellation policy for further details in our FAQ page.
Since this is a private home, we will give you the address once you book. We will send you the address and a Google map link for your convenience. If you tell us where you would be coming from we can give you directions.
We can even send you instructions in Spanish so you can print them out to give to your driver, but finding us is very easy since we are located in the heart of the very fashionable Palermo Viejo barrio (neighborhood) of Buenos Aires.
If you choose private transportation through us, your driver will already know how to get here.
Within our tour prices, you will see an option to include private transportation to our home. Otherwise, we will send you instructions on how to arrive and even give you instructions in Spanish in case you would need to give them to your taxi driver. Once the tour is over, we will help you get private transportation back to your hotel, or provide directions on public transportation, whichever you prefer.
If you decide to cancel with at least 1 week’s notice, or if the tour can’t take place for reasons beyond our control (e.g. heavy rainstorm or flooding) then you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel with less than one week, but more than three days before the tour, then you can have a refund of 50% of the cost of your tour.
There will be no refunds for cancellations within 72 hours of the tour date, except if you arrive in the city on the day of your tour, and your flight or cruise ship is late, in which case we will try to reschedule. If your flight or ship is cancelled altogether, then we can give you a full refund provided you notify us at least 2 hours before the tour starts.
You will have a full meal: wine (or beer), water, appetizers, first course, salad, main course, and dessert. Before the meal, there is a shopping tour to select the main ingredients with expert guidance. Usually, we visit the butchery, the artisan bakery and the wine store. If you choose the transport option then your initial transportation would be included in the tour price.
Yes! We offer 50% discount for children ages 6 to 10 years old, and we do not charge for children under 6.
We don’t offer a separate kids’ meal. We offer them the same delicious, amazing lunch that the adults will have. For drinks, we offer water and juice. We also have Coke available.
We will give you a bottle of water to take with you on our shopping walk. If you decide to buy anything else for personal consumption, that would not be included in the price of the tour. Also, your transportation at the end of the tour is not included. We could organize a taxi for you at an additional price or we can give you directions and suggestions for how to get back home on your own or how to further explore the area.
Our guides are bilingual, Spanish and English, and the tours are conducted in English.
Yes! If someone in your party wants a vegetarian option we can accommodate that and plan an individual delicious alternative meal for them. You can ask us about our vegetarian option beforehand via email.
We will end the tour with a cultural class on how Argentines greet and say goodbye to each other.
These are semiprivate group tours that are limited to no more than 10 people. If you would like a private walk, we may be able to arrange one for an additional fee. If you have a group size larger than 10 we could also arrange a tour for you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Things do happen and we realize this. Please try to let us know if you would be coming in late. If you get here after we have left the house someone at the house will call us and we can coordinate to meet in the neighborhood. This whole tour happens within the same neighborhood so we are never too far away.
Yes, and we don’t cancel for rain either, unless it’s very heavy. An Argentine asado doesn’t cancel for anything. This does take place in a private residence so in the case of inclement weather we could eat indoors.
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Our teenagers LOVED this experience. We ‘lived like locals’ for an afternoon and enjoyed every minute. Frank and his staff were terrific and very hospitable. We started with an intimate tour of Palermo, as we chose our meats at the butcher and wines at the wine shop and breads at the bakery. Our host then prepared the meal and we sat under a grand tent in a lovely brick backyard with lime and avocado trees shading us. Truly memorable.
Frank and his staff could not have made our experience more enjoyable. The food and wine was great but we also learned so much about the Argentine way of life that we will always remember.
My third visit to Buenos Aires was just a one-day, one-night stop but felt like I lived there. I learned a lot not just about Asado but also about graffiti, mate, meat cuts, knives, wine and a lot more. Highly recommended! Any questions I had, Frank and Agustin gladly answered. Well worth our time. Thank you very much.
Frank’s Asado Adventure is a real experience. Not only do you learn how to make a traditional Argentine barbi, you learn about Argentine customs and culture. It was great to see where the produce is bought, and talk to the local suppliers. The added bonus for me was learning more and seeing the local street art.
Would highly recommend this tour, and look forward to the boutique beer tour starting up.
We had the privilege of being hosted by Frank for our entire day. If you are looking for a “tourist food tour” type of activity, try one of the other commercial tourism companies. This is an inclusive, hands-on and educational cultural and culinary experience that provides a deeper understanding of Argentine asado traditions.
We were looking for a unique experience, an atypical tour to accommodate a larger group with diverse interests and needs and Asado Adventure exceeded all our expectations! Frank was extremely attentive to details and made and clearly communicated all of the arrangements for us from transportation to special accommodations which allowed us to relax and enjoy the experience.