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Usefull data

Bus to Ezeiza airport

● Manuel Tienda León: Av. E. Madero 1299 - Retiro - Ph.: 4315-5115 / 0810-888-5366 - www.tiendaleon.com.ar

Codes and useful telephones

● Information: 110 and 911
● Standard time: 113
● Medical emergencies: 107
● Police: 101
● International operator: 000
● DDI (Dialed Direct International): 00 + code of country + code of city + phonenumber.

Credit Cards

● American Express - Ph.: 4310-3000
● Mastercard - Ph: 4340-5700
● Visa - Ph: 4379-3400
● Diners - Ph: 4708-2900

Eating Out

• You surely will not find any other tourist in this familiar restaurant in  La Boca. Taste the best “tagliatelle alla ruccola, stracinattis, tortelleti, ravioli, tiramisu and crostate di stagione », delicacies prepared by a family who really knows how to welcome their guests. “Il Matterello”, 517th, Martín Rodrìguez St., phone number 4307-0529. They accept credit cards and have private parking space. Previous reservation reccommended

• In the middle of Recoleta, you will have the possibility to enjoy every taste of genuine autochthonous argentine cuisine in Cumaná Restaurant, 1149th Rodriguez Peña St., phone number 4813 9207. Try the sweet potatoes with creamy cob grains, honey and nuts, the typical empanadas, the mondongo and a wide variety of desserts. Credit cards accepted. Previous reservation recommended.

• In a hidden corner and covered by “glicinas” (a lovely lilac flower), the restaurant “Pan & Teatro” can be found. (4095th Las Casas St., phone number 4924 6920. Everything in this refurbished house takes us to the carrefour between the country and the urban style. Managed by its owners who always bring specialities from Mendoza province, specially regarding its very original wines list. The “must” of this restaurant is the “country picada”, the “a la masa” meat, the “carbonada”, and the “creole locro”, but the most important trait is the cozy atmosphere of the whole place. Credit cards are not accepted

• Visiting Buenos Aires and not attending a tango show, even if it looks overly “touristic”, is really a pity! We recommend El Querandí (phone number 4345-1770), on Peru St., (in the corner of Moreno St.), in the heart of the bohemian San Telmo neighbourhood. Apart from a very pleasant show, the menu itself is varied and the meals are neatly chosen. Previous reservation needed and it is convenient to arrive early so that you can have dinner in a peaceful atmosphere and taste a glass of champagne while you enjoy the performance. We can offer you very good prices !!!

- Fruit of the effort of an entire family, Cafe San Juan, this tiny restaurant in San Telmo, characterized by its simplicity and tastes in a atmosphere of genuine friends is undoubtedly among the best gastronomic proposals of this neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Adress: 450th, San Juan Ave. Phone: 4300-1112, closed on Mondays, no credit cards accepted. It is essential to book in advance !!!

• Do not forget visiting the Gran Café Tortoni, the paradigm of the Buenos Aires “café”. Founded in 1858, it is the most ancient of its kind in Argentina (825 Mayo Ave.)

• Good meat, good prices, great ambience and attention: Cabañas Villegas in Puerto Madero. 1050th Alicia Moreau de Justo Ave., tel.: 4343-0108 or 4331-0642. All credit cards accepted.

Tourist Information

● Secretariat of Tourism of the Nation
Information 0800-555-0016 (08:00 a 20:00 hs.) Av. Santa Fe 883 P.B. - Ph: 4312-2232/5550
● Headquarter of Tourism of the City of Buenos Aires
Sarmiento 1551 - 5th. – Phl: 4372-3612
● Stands of Tourist Information:
○ Av. Diagonal Roque Sáenz Peña corner Florida
On Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00 hs
○ Sarmiento 1551 - Ground Floor - Ph:4372-3612
On Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00 hs.
○ Av. Córdoba corner Florida - Galerías Pacífico - First Floor
On Mon to Fri 10.00 to 19.00 hs. and On Sat and Sun 11.00 to 19.00hs.
○ Caminito ande Lamadrid - Center of Exhibitions - La Boca
On Monday to Sundays 10:00 to 17:30 hs.
○ Av. de Mayo 829 - Café Tortoni
Mon to Fri 11:00 to 20:00 hs and Sat and Sun 10:00 to 18:00 hs.

Traveler assistance

● Assist Card
Suipacha 1109 – Capital – Ph: 4312-6801
● Travel Ace
Paraná 711 - Capital – Ph: 4374-1134
 

General information

Airports

The Jorge Newberry Aeroparque is the domestic airport used for domestic flights. The Ezeiza or Ministro Pistarini airport is located forty five minutes outside of the city and is used for international flights. Passengers can take a bus which departs every half hour and costs about US$ 10, or they can opt for a taxi which costs around US$ 30 to US$ 50.

Electricity

The electric current operates on 220 V.

Internet access

In addition to the option of Telecentros and Locutorios mentioned above, there are also several cyber-cafes in Buenos Aires, whose prices generally range from $1 to $2 per hour.

Kioskos

Dispersed throughout the city, you will find hundreds of “kioskos.” These are small shops which sell cigarettes, snacks, and beverages, as well as selected useful products such as aspirin, personal hygiene products, etc. Here you will be able to find these useful products, conveniently available to purchase on the run. The majority of the kiosks remain open late into the night, and some are open 24 hours.

Laundry Services

There are several laundromats located throughout the city. Most of these offer self service washing machines as well as “valet service,” which costs around $6 per large bag of clothing. With this service, you can leave your laundry, and the “lavandería” will wash, dry, and fold it for you. You can pass by later that day or when it is convenient for you to pick up your laundry. Many lavanderías can also deliver your laundry to the place where you are staying.

Meals

Although there is no exact meal schedule in Argentina, breakfast is usually taken during the mid-morning hours, and is small, usually consisting of coffee or tea, possibly accompanied by toast or pastries. The lunch hour starts around noon or 1:00pm, and is generally a large meal. Dinner starts at about 9:00pm at the earliest, and oftentimes much later, and is also a large meal.

Telephone cards

Visitors can obtain pre-paid telephone cards which can be used to pay for calls made from public phones found in Telecentros, Locutorios, and kiosks, or pay phones located in the streets.

Telephone centers

Small public telephone centers are found throughout the city and are called “Locutorios” or “Telecentros.” These businesses offer services including use of phone booths from which you can make local or international calls, fax service, oftentimes mail services, and in some cases internet access, generally at a minimum cost of about $1.00 per hour.

Transportation

Buenos Aires has a very complete network of public transportation throughout the city, composed of buses, subway and trains. The city buses in Buenos Aires are called “colectivos,” and the common urban fare is $ 0,90 - $ 1,00. The ticket or “boleto” is paid with coins, which is best to have ready before getting on the bus. The subway is called “Subte.” The token (called a “cospel”) for one ride on the subway costs $0.90. Multi-trip passes are not sold. Taxis are easily identified by their color—black with a yellow roof. The minimum cab fare is $ 3,50, and the end fare is exactly that which is shown on the fare counter. Tipping is not expected unless the passenger is traveling with luggage. Ferry service is often used by Argentine and Uruguayan passengers. Daily services run between Buenos Aires and Uruguay (the most common destinations are Colonia, Montevideo, Piriápolis and Punta del Este).

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