Where to see Tango in Buenos Aires, the city that, for excellence, is the cradle of this beautiful musical style!
Buenos Aires is known as the tango capital of the world.
This music was born in this city at the end of the 19th century as a new expression of the immigrants who came to South America, in search of a new life.
The combination of various instruments, rhythms and dance movements created one of the most admired musical styles in the world.
That is why most of the tourists who come to Buenos Aires do not want to miss the tango!
Tango shows are artistic performances. This is the art form of tango performed and danced by professionals.
Like jazz, Tango evolved into many different things, from its songs to its very complex music.
Tango shows will present a tango “ballet” or the pure tradition of costumes and movements performed by artists who dedicate their lives to it.
In many places, the shows usually include dinner and take place in salons.
We will tell you the best places where to see Tango in Buenos Aires!
In the Center of the city, it is an emblematic Café in Buenos Aires that offers Tango Shows every day.
You can attend without dinner and it is one of the cheapest options in the city.
It is necessary to make reservations in advance.
Address: Av. De Mayo 825.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 20:00 due to the COVID-19 situation. Check if this is still the case before!
Phone: 011 4342-4328
Also located in the Center of Buenos Aires, it offers Tango Shows every night.
You will have the option to choose with or without dinner, and it is possible to book online. Through online booking, they have good discounts!
At the same time, it offers tango classes for Dinner Show rates.
Address: Florida 165.
Hours: Every day at night.
Phone: 011 4344-8200
Esquina Carlos Gardel
Located in the heart of Almagro, near Palermo. It is a space, in one of the most representative neighborhoods of Tango next to La Boca and San Telmo.
It is possible to attend with or without dinner.
Address: Carlos Gardel 3200.
Hours: Every day.
Phone: 011 5626 9888
These are Tango Clubs where people go, specifically, to dance tango!
But, for your peace of mind, those who attend are not professionals and everything is much more flexible, more informal.
They have very different styles, from some very traditional to others that will even mix tango with other types of music.
In the milongas, some people will dance very well, others not so well and, many times, you will find those who dress for the occasion.
Unlike tango shows, there is not always live music.
Milongas are the social expression of tango, of people who like it and go to dance tango for fun. Many offer classes!
There are two popular Milongas options for you to consider:
La Catedral Club
Located in Almagro, almost Palermo.
Every day they offer Tango Classes from 7:30 p.m. and the Milonga itself begins at 11:30 p.m.
They have food and drinks, and, with the class ticket, it is possible to stay and dance ALL night!
Address: Sarmiento 4006.
Hours: Every day from 7:30 p.m.
Phone: 011 5325-1630
La Viruta Club
In the neighborhood of Palermo, they offer Tango classes from Wednesday to Sunday, with a variety of schedules!
Also, they have a milonga starting at 11:45 pm.
Here, you will find traditional Argentine cuisine!
Address: Armenia 1366.
Hours: Every day from 6:15 p.m.
Phone: 011 4775-0160