The Argentine Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate

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The Argentine Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate
from USD $88.00
Come join us on a mouthwatering journey of Argentina's culinary highlights with Buenos Aires' most fun and interactive dining experience. Add some flare to your evening and opt for the wine-based cocktail class to begin. Then learn how to close your own empanadas using different 'repulga' techniques. During the dinner enjoy four boutique wines paired perfectly with foods from all four corners of Argentina, and top it off with what many claim to be the very best steak in the country. The final step; learn how to prepare Argentina's most popular drink, mate, coupled with the countries most popular sweet, alfajores.
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In Brief

Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 hours 30 minutes
Monday to Sunday
Dinner included
Small group ensures personal service
Important InfoInfo
This unique interactive dining experience starts with a Malbec wine-based cocktail on arrival, and an introduction to your fellow foodie travelers who you'll be sitting with on your 14-person banquet table. Then, it's time to suit up in an apron and chef's hat.

The night is designed to take your taste buds on a journey all around the country, with foods that you might come to Argentina expecting to try, and some surprises that you definitely were not expecting to try. Each and every product used is of the very best quality available, and paired with boutique wines that enhance every mouthful. All the recipes for everything in the experience is available to guests after the dinner. The night is cleverly designed for travelers to meet travelers, and enjoy a real dinner party!

Mixology Option:

Test your sense of smell in our 'aroma room,' where you have to try to identify 20 of the most common smells within the wines of Argentina. Then, learn how to make, shake and create wine based cocktails made from red, white and rose wines and enjoy perfectly paired tapas. Finally, choose the cocktail you enjoy the most and make it in large version from scratch to take to dinner with you.

Stop At:

• Palermo Hollywood, Barrio de Palermo, Buenos Aires Argentina


  • Empanada making class
  • Unlimited wine tasting
  • Meat tasting
  • Hand gesture class
  • Pre- Dessert
  • Mate and alfajores class
  • Mixology and aroma class (if option selected)


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Mixology and aroma class (if option not selected)

Departure Point

The restaurant is in Fitz Roy 2110, Palermo Hollywood. its a corner next to the car wash!

Returns To

Ends at Palermo neighborhood at approximately 11pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian and salmon options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Portuguese option only Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Note: Experience will start one hour later on December 24, and 31.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

I was traveling with friends that were attending a conference. So i decided to do this tour solo on a night that there were all busy. The staff was amazing. They took time to introduce themselves and made me feel very welcome. They introduced the groups as they sat them at the tables and placed me in the middle so i was surrounded by new friends. Fun group of staff, lots of laughs and stories that left me feeling like I understand the food, culture and people of Argentina a little better at the end of the night.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2019
I had an excellent time here, I was very fortunate that there was only seven us which made it even better. The two ladies we had were awesome and had a great personality. I would highly recommend.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I really like this
• Submitted 23 Aug 2018
Soooo, sooo fun!!!! Highlight of our trip. The staff was great, energetic, funny, friendly, and had heavy wine pours, haha! Don't miss out on this one
• Submitted 15 Aug 2018
• Submitted 18 Jul 2018
This is a super fun experience in BA. Make sure you take the mixology course, as this is also nice. It's highly interactive and fun, including empanada making I was terrible,wine drinking, and of course, a massive steak. The people running the show are super fun, teaching everything from Argentinian hand gestures to how to order your steak I'm a juegosa guy. This is the one tour to do in BA if you don't have any other time. Go. It's worth it.
• Submitted 28 May 2018
This was a lot of fun! You get to make empanadas, and some of the other food is cooked for you by professionals. Would do again.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
Amazing! A must do in Buenos Aires :
• Submitted 28 Mar 2018
There were 4 of us that went and we had a great time! Also had a lot of fun with our table mates and two of us won from our group. Charlotte won for making the winning empanada and I won for the correct answer. Had a wonderful time and the staff was great!
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
Just wow. We feared this would be a touristy deal and it was. We feared we wouldn't come away with a lot of new cooking ideas we didn't. But darn it we had so much fun! This team brought the diners together in such a spirited and spirit-filled environment and we all had a ball. The mixology portion of the night was terrific and we did get some great new cocktail ideas there. And while we didn't learn a lot about cooking at the dining experience, the food was terrific and we had a gas hanging out at two large community tables. I cannot state it clearly enough: EVERYONE who works at the Buenos Aires Dining Experience comes together to ensure their guests have a ball and come away with a broader understanding of Argentinian culture.
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
Lots of fun doing it, meeting all the ladies and making new friends. I wish they had given us recipes to make the stuff that goes inside of the Empanada's. This is a must stop when in BA.
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
By far the most memorable activity i did in BA. It is worth it if you are thinking about it. FUN FUN and more fun!!
• Submitted 23 Feb 2018
This is the place to go if you want to learn and taste the true Argentinian Cuisine. The staff is great and funny! We had great laughs throughout the entire evening.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2018
We enjoyed this a lot. People we great very friendly food was excellent.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2018
Entertaining, friendly, warm, and informative evening of mixing local cocktails, tapas, making empanadas, steak dinner with roasted vegetables, and make your own cookie sandwich dessert. Learn about Yerba mate, too.
• Submitted 08 Feb 2018
Excellent night, great food and company. The girls were witty and very entertaining. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 03 Feb 2018
Loved this! It was so much fun. The hosts were very engaging, funny, and helpful. We did not choose the mixology class beforehand but it was ending when we arrived and it looked like everyone was having a very good time. You get to make two empanadas and I use quotations because you are simply filling the pastry with meat that they have already prepared. They show you the closing techniques and you do that. Then, you get a nice big steak and they teach you the Argentine way to order it. Last, you'll get to create your own dulce de leche cookie desserts known as alfajores. They will keep filling up your wine as quickly as you can drink it.
• Submitted 20 Jan 2018
This was our first activity in Buenos Aires when we arrived and we are glad for that. It was a nice introduction to the customs and culture that helped us with the rest of our trip. The staff were fantastic guides through the many courses and very entertaining.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2018
The trip was great!!! I have recommend it to other already!! The best steak I have ever had!!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
Great experience. A lot more fun than I thought it would be.
• Submitted 14 Dec 2017
Fantastic experience not to be missed in BA! Mixology host Nina is friendly, hilarious, and super helpful in ensuring everyone make the best cocktails. Smelling contest on 20 different items is more challenging than one can imagine. Steak and wine are great, and the empanadas made by oneself taste particularly delicious! We also had a great time sharing experiences with other travellers!
• Submitted 04 Dec 2017
We had a great time. Would have liked to have recipes for the empanadas.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2017
This is good experience, fun time
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
This is an outstanding tour. Really enjoyed it. highly recomended.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2017

In Brief

Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 hours 30 minutes
Monday to Sunday
Dinner included
Small group ensures personal service