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Déjà vu at Don Battaglia

“You want to go someplace I would eat?” Alberto, the mustachioed taxista from Caballito who’d picked us up on Avenida Cordoba in Villa Crespo, was incredulous. I assured him that that was exactly what my co-adventurer (a former high school Spanish teacher from California) and I were after. “Let me ...

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La Americana…at La Americana

Flirtation is a fact of life in Argentina. Whether you’re walking down the street, buying a pack of gum, wrangling with the bureaucrats at immigration, or getting you’re teeth cleaned, the men in this country openly exercise their right to pour on the charm. Taxistas are no exception – in ...

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Hostería Lunahuana

Tafí del Valle, Tucumán – You are in the foothills of the Andes in northwest Argentina, sitting on the covered porch at Las Carreras, an estancia that produces a cow’s milk manchego that is easily the best cheese you’ve tasted in Argentina. Full of fine cheese, tipsy from a full-bodied ...

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