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

Comuna 14, Argentina
2 hours 30 minutes
Monday to Sunday
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

Fitz Roy 2110, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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

So much fun! Great food, wine, and very funny hosts. Would definitely recommend. The empanada making will be fun back home teaching our friends.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2020
This was our first tour of our trip. It was perfect! It set the trip off with the type of foods, the types of gestures, the type of people... I definitely recommend doing this at the top of your itinerary. We had so much fun and suggested it to everyone we spoke to during our stay.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2020
Excellent food, wine and entertainment! A great way to kick off or close your time in B.A. They were not stingy with the food or drink!!! 🍷 Our teenage daughters had a blast!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
We LOVED the Argentine Experience!! The staff were fun, knowledgable and overall wonderful. We did the mixology class first and made 3 tasty cocktails, then proceeded to dinner. The food was fantastic, and the wine was unlimited. I would definitely do this again on a return visit to BA!!!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
Truely a great night. 20-somethings and 70-somethings all at the same table enjoying each other's company and the great food and entertainment. In Palermo Hollywood one of BA's best neighborhoods. Safe and easy to find. We were glad we went for the mixology part fitrst. Not only were they great recipes, but that group bonded during the bar session so when the "food only" folks arrived they had to catch up. The staff do a great job checking on any allergies in the group, and you can tell they are well-trained profeessionals. Things clipped right along and the whole night stayed ata very high standard. I bought my chef hat after and it makes a great souvenir!
• Submitted 20 Nov 2019
My husband and I had the best time at the Argentine Experience night. The mixology class was awesome! We loved all three drinks that were made and the instructions were great and easy follow. We are looking forward to making them at home! The empanada making and diner was amazing! Was fun making our own empanadas. The steak was the best I had our whole trip. It was cooked to perfection!! Everyone who instructed the class was great! Very funny and informative. Over all was an unforgettable night and we are so happy we got to do this one of our last nights in Argentina.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
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