Address: Perú 322, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires.
Phone: (011) 5199-1770
Openning Hours: Everyday from 8:30pm dinner and 10:10pm tango show.
At the corner of Peru and Moreno, in the heart of San Telmo, is a legendary cafe, in the solar that Don Juan de Garay, after the second foundation of the city, yielded to Don Alonso Gómez del Marmol in 1583. The latter decided to build a house in 1867. In 1920, in that house opened El Querandí, a favorite refuge of students from neighboring Nacional College of Buenos Aires, until the 1980s when it had to close, like many other bars shelters.
Fortunately, in 1992 the house was reopened and restored carefully keeping the original features whose decoration is reminiscent of the first bars of early twentieth century: shocking salomonic columns, bas-relief details, high ceilings and turned wood. The furniture also remains intact with Thonet chairs and lined walls with classic dark cedar paneling. An endless of details that despite its small size, making it one of the most traditional bars in Buenos Aires, usually chosen by the European public, where intimacy and romance shine everywhere. So much so that the building has been considered Cultural Heritage of the Nation Argentina by Secretary of Tourism, Café Notable and Site of tourist interest by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires.
In its gastronomic propose merges the culinary art of Argentine and international cuisine, resulting in exquisite dishes that are offered by a three step menu with more than 30 options to choose. Also, the service has professional staff to provide a high level attention that you deserve, and a full wine cellar with the best wines of Argentine boutique wineries, making the perfect combination to a dinner of excellent category.
Dinner headquarters step to the show called “Our Tango” which begins with a video, funny showcase of Tango in Hollywood, from Chaplin to the Flintstones, passing, of course, for Valentino, which makes entry to the show, in the which pays tribute to popular sentiment that led to this artistic expression and that today is Argentina brand identity around the world.
A Gala of “Authentic Tango” distributed into five blocks where the whole story of Tango Music and Buenos Aires is told, including its characters and circumstances since 1860 when it began in the suburb to the modernism of Piazzola and the present, through a story choreography.
The story begins with the suburb tango that was heard in the city since the late nineteenth century to 1910. Then comes the time of the cabarets and immigration period between the years 1905 to 1926. Later born Carlos Gardel with his letters which made history during the period 1926 to 1932. Later comes the saloon tango and milongas between 1932 and 1955 and to end the show and the history, that has no end, in 1955 born the figure of Piazzola and the modernism that flooded the genre to this day.
The interpretation is performed by three pairs of dancers. The choreography belongs to the teacher and dancer Carlos Rivarola who imposes his style of “caressing the floor,” which is the way the tango should be danced, in communication with the couple and away from the acrobatics that today multiply in different choreographic, gimmicky but so far the truest essence of tango. The musical direction is in the hands of the Master Aldo Falasca who leads a quartet consisting of piano, bass, accordion and violin where the bassist Daniel Falasca deserves be noted for the excellence of its interpretations, especially in the single theme “Contrabajeando” belonged to Astor Piazzolla, who is absolutely memorable. Completing the artistic staff, impetuous singers as Carlos Gari and Gabriel Mores (grandson of the great Master Mariano Mores) who make a journey throught the most representative of each Era of tangos. The costumes are another star of the night with exclusive clothes from the Belle Epoque of the early 1900s.
An unforgettable encounter with tango in a frame of warmth and excellent service that will make your night a day to remember !!