Feb 8 2024

San Telmo market


Defensa 963
C1066AAQ Buenos Aires

… more pix on Google Maps

This indoor market has NO air conditioning, or it wasn’t on when we were there on a 90° afternoon.

The immediate area is charming, with many little shops, eateries, most of them don’t have air conditioning.

There are many vendors selling stuff door to door (presumably illegally but no one does anything). But I saw this one selling mirrors! Really? Someone will buy a mirror from him?


Feb 8 2024

Vintage studio nails


Estados Unidos 618
Buenos Aires, C1101

May return.

… more pix on Google Maps

Stopped by for a quick French. They took me in immediately. The price is double from my last one @ Chevere , given the fact that they’ve to remove the old vestige.

They’ve ac. The decor is simple and tasteful, with a black and white Marilyn Monroe looking straight at you. They serve coffee in a real china (no for me) and water from the pasties (yes for me).

The job the young woman has done is good, not the greatest, thought Google translates. She didn’t use nail clipper (maybe no one uses it anymore?).

Overall, I’m ok with the outcome. Thanks, girls.


Feb 8 2024

Buenos Aires Metro Cathedral


San Martin 27
Buenos Aires, C1004

… more pix on Google Maps

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral | Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires
The formal seat of Pope Francis (1936-; 2013-), this main church of the city dates back to 1580.

The Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru, General de San Martin (1778-1850) rest here. There are two guards by his mausoleum. We were there at 11am, saw the changing of guards.


Feb 8 2024

Un Cuenco Chino 锦升餐厅


Bartolome Mitre 1189
C1036AAU, Buenos Aires

Will return for food.

… more pix on Google Maps, Yelp and TA.

A small Chinese restaurant that’s hard to find, in terms of following Google map or here on yelp. I think the correct address is C1036AAU, Bartolome Mitre 1189. They open for lunch 12-2:30, dinner 7-11; closes on Wednesdays.

One young woman serves the room, who’s polite and efficient.

We’ve spicy fish 水煮肉片, eggplant (bit sweet, which is the norm) and string beans: all are good and delicious. Much inline with last night’s. I’m wondering if the Chinese restaurants in Buenos Aires have developed their own ‘cuisine’ – spicy with very limited sugar. Wish elsewhere take notice.

They accept credit card but add additional 20%. We paid US$36.


Feb 8 2024

Tango @ Esquina Homero Manzi


Av. San Juan 3601
C1233ABG, Buenos Aires

Probably will return.

… more pix on Google Maps, Yelp and TA

An old world charm, rich in history. You order or not order, off the menu – we chose this one bec I don’t like to have a full meal so late.

It offers hotel pickup, although it’s a bit long – the mini van makes frequent stops for guests. We were picked up at 8:10, dropped off at the venue 8:51; the light went out at 10:10pm, the show starts at 10:14pm, to a 75% filled house. It’s over by 11:22. The performance is ok, once is enough.

Can’t say the cheese and olives are the best. The brandy is good tho, even I’m not a hard liquor drinker. Crappy utensils. Love our waiter, so fitting with the venue.