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Carrito El Oscar

Runners in fluorescent spandex jog the walkway on the edge of the Rio de la Plata. A broom salesman halfheartedly peddles his wares, his body tensing with each blast of Antarctic wind. Street carts with busy barbecues send smoke and ashes into the air, past the stone railings guarding the ...

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La Dorita

OK, I admit it – beginning a taxi adventure knowing exactly what I want to eat undermines the spirit of going where the taxista takes me. But on this day, my longing for kebab and baba ghanouj is more powerful than my willingness to surrender to the whims of just ...

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Ricardo reached over the dashboard-mounted disco ball and turned on the taxi meter. So absorbed in helping us find a good place to eat, the taciturn taxista forgot to switch on the meter until we crossed Avenida 9 de Julio and entered the Constitución neighborhood. “Let me see,” he pondered, ...

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