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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2012, 10:15:19 PM »
So far:

Hotel:
Park Hyatt: 9.25/10
 
Meat:
Asian: 9.75/10
Al Galope: 6/10
Sucath David, Eat-in: 4/10, Shabbos take-out: 6.5/10.

Milk:
Soultani: 5/10

Bakery:
Kokush: 8/10
Malena: 7/10

Ice Cream:
Ba Li: 8/10
Maichel: 9/10
Persicco: 8/10
Freddo: 8/10

Still going to hit up McDonalds, El Pasaje, and probably Asian again.  Have I missed anything?
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Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: May 19, 2012, 10:28:21 PM »
So far:

Milk:
Soultani: 5/10
So how was the pizza?

Did u have any alfajores?? It's an Argentinian pastry I liked the nacca company.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: May 19, 2012, 10:35:08 PM »
So how was the pizza?

Did u have any alfajores?? It's an Argentinian pastry I liked the nacca company.
Terrible pizza and empanadas IMHO (though in fairness the empanadas seemed spoiled  :P, but the ravioli and gnocci with the red pesto sauce were good.

What are alfajores?  Is that a dulce-de-leche pastry?
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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: May 19, 2012, 10:36:09 PM »
the most heckdik steak sandwich ever = el pesache. went there last week. it was 45 pes. but on the other hand 130 peso all you can eat, is a never ending tons of different cuts of delicious meat continously being served... really good stuff. 1 bbq platter filled with meat at al galope is 250 peso, el pesache is the same thing but 130 peso unlimited... and its good.

asian is a must go"high end resteraunt"! you will never have a better steak! (you dont want to be like,.. ye i was in argentina.. nope i didnt go to asian... :) )

dont forget to stop by yeshiva,.. farbrengens 24/7.... :)
Thanks.
Will get a burger and steak sandwich at El Pasaje.

24/7? That's some yeshiva!
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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: May 19, 2012, 10:39:44 PM »
Is it all about the food? Have you had time for anything else while you're there?
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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: May 19, 2012, 10:54:14 PM »
Is it all about the food? Have you had time for anything else while you're there?
Sure is ;)

We went to a botanical gardens in Palermo that was nothing special and walked Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollyood's expensive shops.  We've walked around around Recoleta (our hotel area) which is a very Parisian and upscale/clean neighborhood.  We bought some gifts from the Recoleta fair after shabbos.  We also walked around the modern Puerto Madero area which is nice.  We walked to the Jewish neighborhood in Once, which is pretty run down, but my wife picked up lots of dirt-cheap tichels.

The Subway was on strike Wednesday and Thursday so the streets were very chaotic, over 1.3 million people use the subway daily and it was extremely hard to get a taxi and the streets were clogged so we did a lot of walking.  I think they're striking again starting on Tuesday as nothing was resolved.

Still on the list are the sights in centro, san telmo, la boca, the BA annual art fair, and maybe the malba museum by the time we leave Tuesday night.
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« Reply #81 on: May 19, 2012, 10:56:10 PM »
It is the dulce de leche pastry and did the pizza have whole olives on it? Whats up with  that??

If you like horse racing there is some there you can bet on a horse I found it fun

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: May 19, 2012, 10:58:52 PM »
It is the dulce de leche pastry and did the pizza have whole olives on it? Whats up with  that??

If you like horse racing there is some there you can bet on a horse I found it fun
Yup, we tried lots of yummy dulce pastries from bakeries and in packages from random stores...cool to find cholov yisroel stuff like that in corner stores!
Plus we get Dulce crepes from the PH EZE every morning along with mounds of other food.

Not really into horse racing, pretty sure I can do that back home though.
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« Reply #83 on: May 19, 2012, 11:00:04 PM »
Been to Florida? (In ba)

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: May 19, 2012, 11:01:31 PM »
Been to Florida? (In ba)
Not yet, it's on the Centro to-do list.
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« Reply #85 on: May 19, 2012, 11:07:05 PM »
Visit my brother in yeshiva :)

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: May 19, 2012, 11:17:25 PM »
I hear that Sunday morning there is a craft market near the cemetary.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: May 19, 2012, 11:19:48 PM »
I hear that Sunday morning there is a craft market near the cemetary.
Yes, that's where we went after shabbos, it's a weekend fair.
Didn't go in the "haunted" cemetery there though, has anyone here gone in there?

Anyone have any opinion of the other Sunday fairs? Which ones are worth checking out?
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Re: Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: May 19, 2012, 11:52:19 PM »
Yes, that's where we went after shabbos, it's a weekend fair.
Didn't go in the "haunted" cemetery there though, has anyone here gone in there?

Anyone have any opinion of the other Sunday fairs? Which ones are worth checking out?
Any fun pictures you can share?
I know they'll be some when the trip report comes but until then...
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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: May 21, 2012, 05:13:46 PM »
Best place I found to trade money is the judaica store on Paso across from Soultani Pizza.
5.4 ARS per USD compared to the bank rate of 4.46.
Anyone know of a better place?
And out of curiosity, what does it cost for an Argentinian to buy dollars?  It seems they really want to keep dollars out of Argentinians hands.  Sounds like they're ready for a repeat of the crash from a decade ago.
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