It’s touristic, it’s cliché, but who doesn’t want to see a tango show in the capital of Buenos Aires? Buenos Aires is known as a city full of options for cultural tours and of course we cannot leave out Tango.
Strong songs, impressive dances and, for many, an exciting show. There is no shortage of specialized houses on the subject and it is even difficult to choose which one to visit! There are some, like Porteño Tango, which are very famous and have great shows, but to get away from those more classic tips, I made a selection with 5 seats with a history and a special show there.
Canto Carlos Gardel
Traditional is a good adjective for the place. Esquina Carlos Gardel is in one of the cradles of Argentine tango, after all, that’s where Carlos Gardel, one of the great singers of the style, emerged. The place is a great option for those who like shows a little more intimate and with less of a “tourist” face. In addition, the show is the best choreographed in the city! The food is one of the best you’ll find in a concert hall, see?
When booking, it is also possible to schedule transportation directly from the hotel where you will be staying, but an extra fee will be charged.
Address: Carlos Gardel 3200
How about a tango show with a huge screen in the background and a story that shows more about the country’s culture? Madero Tango provides this and also has some more differentials such as the incredible view of the La Plata River and the special menu for celiacs and options of dishes for vegetarians and lactose intolerants.
Address: Of. Alicia Moreau de Justo 2150
Café de Los Angelitos
The place was renovated and reopened in 2007, but still preserves the atmosphere of when it opened in 1890. The food is not the big attraction, but the show that tells the story of tango and, of course, the musicians and dancers. The decor is also a charm, especially the stained glass skylights.
Address: 2100 views 100%
A glamorous theater, rich in details and nothing minimalist. This will be your first impression when entering Piazzolla. Dinner will then be served before the presentation, and there are menu options for celiacs and vegetarians. The performance is one of those more intimate, but still very complete with 23 songs and great dancers.
Address: Florida 165
Canto Homero Manzi
Esquina Homero Manzi is in the neighborhood of Boedo. The name of the place is due to one of the greatest lyricists of the Argentine tango of the beginning of the 20th century. The site was opened in 1927 and still remains one of the most important in the city today. Without big shows, the show lasts 1h30 and, unlike most, it doesn’t tell the story of Tango, but focuses on the style of the 1940s. Ah, the place is more affordable than the others I mentioned earlier and it can be a good option for those who do not want to spend so much, but do not give up a good show.
Address: Of. San Juan 3601
So, have you ever visited any of these houses? Have more indications? Be sure to share it here in the comments 😉