Restaurants: La Pecora Nera, Recoleta, Buenos Aires – Loved It!

I struggled to find decent food (that I liked) in Buenos Aires. Until, that is, I stumbled across La Pecora Nera.  It looked like it might be outside of my modest food budget, given that I'll be travelling for more than 5 months. But as it was around Easter time, and I hadn't had a … Continue reading Restaurants: La Pecora Nera, Recoleta, Buenos Aires – Loved It!

Restaurants: Cumaná, Buenos Aires – why turning up at 7pm is a great idea

Opposite my Bs As hotel were three restaurants in a row: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly.  More like the Good, the Bad & the Overcooked. Cumaná was the Good... and the Friendly (i.e., not as unfriendly as everywhere else makes it the Friendly!). Colour scheme is deep red and they turn down the … Continue reading Restaurants: Cumaná, Buenos Aires – why turning up at 7pm is a great idea

Restaurants: Pani, Recoleta, Buenos Aires

First off, a tour around a cemetery gives you a surprisingly generous appetite.  Happily, nearby the corner of the graveyard stands the rather nice Recoleta Mall. As you can see, there's a McDonalds (not completely averse on occasion) but I took a walk around outside and inside first before settling on Pani, clearly a bread-based … Continue reading Restaurants: Pani, Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Hotels: Apart San Diego Hotel, Recoleta, Buenos Aires – Noise, Noise, Noise

3.5 stars out of 5 is, to be frank, pretty generous for this noisy 3* star apartment-style hotel. However, it was cheap as chips (£30 / $38 USD) a night and the space you get for the money is really fantastic. There is a dining table, with settings for 4 people.  The sofa (which was … Continue reading Hotels: Apart San Diego Hotel, Recoleta, Buenos Aires – Noise, Noise, Noise

Restaurants: Cholita, Recoleta, Buenos Aires

The term 'Cholita' is not uncontroversial. A Cholo or Chola (feminine) is a mixed race person, with part of that mix being South American Indian/indigenous.  However, the diminutive form (the addition of 'ita' or 'little') has been reclaimed as a badge of honour. The BBC has an article about it here. Quite what this has to do … Continue reading Restaurants: Cholita, Recoleta, Buenos Aires