Address: Av. San Juan 3601, San Nicolás, Buenos Aires.
Phone: (011) 4957-8488
Openning Hours: Everyday from 9:30pm dinner and 10:30pm tango show.Fridays and saturdays there is late night show with different guest artists. On sundays at 2pm there is tango lunch. Tango classes are offered from mondays to saturdays at 7 and 8pm with professionals teachers.
Homero Manzi Corner is a bar during the day serving breakfast and lunch and evening, a tango air involves and transforms the place into a restaurant offering international tango dinner show.
The house where it resides, in the traditional corner of San Juan and Boedo, is a must stop for tourists visiting Buenos Aires. The first name of the local, built in 1927, was “Airplane”. In 1937 this coffee was purchased by two Japanese partners who changed the name to “Nippon”. Eleven years later, in 1948, they left the premises to new owners who decided to call at that time “Canadian Bar”, and from 1981 coffee acquired its current name in honor of the lyricist, politician and filmmaker Homero Manzi, who wrote “Tango Sur” at this as it was the corner where he “stop” daily to meet his friends.
Years later came the need to recover the place keeping alive the magic of 2×4 that lived there. It was restored by the architect Carlos Liuzzi, conserving and restoring their original facades and criteria for building up the time it born, but adding comfort and technology of this times. The old oak paneling continued to cover part of the walls and columns wore their mirrors stained by time; a mural with the letter of Sur, painted by Curci, replaced the previously done by the painter Félix Musculino. In the decoration you can find lots of items commemorating the great writer: scores, pictures, manuscripts and posters filleted with fragments of his great works, such as “Malena” and “South” among the most popular.
Today the place is a meeting point and cultural attraction that remember the urban culture of the 40s, a historic place that represents the true suburb and evoking times of malevolents and cobbles. By their tables passed tango musicians who made the most representative artistic expression of the city.
On Saturday, March 6, 1999, the cafe was closed. Fortunately, in 2001 it returned to live, refurbished but loyal to its tango spirit. Its reopening implies a modern event, with equipment that guarantees comfort and performance to meet the demands of the city at this days.
In 2004, Homero Manzi Corner was avowed Remarkable Coffe by the Commission for the Protection and Promotion of Cafes, Bars, Billiards and Confectionery Remarkables of the City of Buenos Aires and in the same year, the corner of residence was considered Historical Protection Area with precautionary protection area. Later was sponsored Center of Cultural Interest by the Presidency of the Nation and the Ministry of Tourism of the City of Buenos Aires.
The Homero Manzi Corner, offers international gastronomy and recreats the old aromas and flavors mingled in kitchens, where immigrants from different parts of Europe combined their knowledge with culinary characteristics of the region, giving rise to the called porteña kitchen, so appreciated worldwide. It also has a winery composed by the best labels of major wineries.
To end this excellent evening, a tango show of an hour and a half long, with instrumental musical quintet live, under the musical direction of Julian Hermida and the presence of piano, bass, accordion, violin, guitar, two singers and three couples dance in charge of the artistic director Gachi Fernández, trying to recreate the golden age of tango (40s) during which a lot of bands, singers and composers, gave the genre a wealth of styles that lasts until today through compositions of Homero Manzi, and a tribute to Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla.