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From the Archives: The Way to Albamonte


It's Independence Day in Argentina, and I thought I'd celebrate from afar by re-posting the story of one of my all-time favorite Buenos Aires taxi adventures. I've been back to Albamonte many times since taxista Antonio dropped us off here, and I've never been disappointed.

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Update: Dreaming of Choripán

© Jorge Royan / http://www.royan.com.ar / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Good news for choripán aficionados in Buenos Aires: Taxi Gourmet reader Rodrigo Varela Perarnau recently paid a visit to Mi Sueño, my favorite sausage sandwich stand on the Costanera Sur, and it turns out their choripán is as glorious as ever.

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Last Taxi in Buenos Aires

A photo I took at El Litoral in Balvanera, when I went back to Buenos Aires in August, 2012.

If I’d held a casting call for the ideal cabbie to drive my last taxi adventure in Buenos Aires, I couldn’t have found anyone to play the part more convincingly than Julio Verón. After 18 years driving a bus and 26 years as a taxista, the sweater-vested sixty-something oozed urban ...

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The Spanish Corner

Rincon Hispano

“I don’t have very sophisticated food tastes,” the taxi driver said, “I really like eating at the Coto food court in Ciudadela.” When I explained that we were looking for something a little more soulful than a superstore cafeteria, the taxista radioed his fellow cabbies for help. No one responded. ...

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The Golden Gnocchi

Don Carlos with Taxi

Buenos Aires, 1955. An Italian immigrant named Luigi opens a nondescript cantina on the corner of Billinghurst and Valentín Gomez in Almagro. Musicians and singers – including tango-singing legend Roberto Goyeneche – begin to gather there. Soccer stars, poets and painters follow. Don Carlos flourishes, but Luigi grows tired of ...

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