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“Expensive, bad food, some shows very poor...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Clasica y Moderna

Clasica y Moderna
Av Callao 892, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #23 of 80 Shopping in Buenos Aires
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Liverpool, England
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“Expensive, bad food, some shows very poor...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The title of my review sums it up... Shows here for the 'big names' can be very expensive (and on more than one occasion one of these 'big names' for which tickets were expensive could be seen free of charge at another nearby venue such as the excellent Casa del Bicentenario on Riobamba), and if tickets seem more reasonably priced then it's likely that the performer ain't gonna be up to much! (This has certainly been mine and my friends' experience.) It's necessary to buy food (to a minimum price) while listening to the music (for which you've already paid for a ticket...) and we have never had anything decent to eat here. The food is really poor. You can steer clear of this place and listen to great music, very often for free, nearby. For example, check the websites for the aforementioned Casa del Bicentenario, and also places such as the AMIA, the Facultad de Derecho (which has free concerts on Saturdays), the Centro Cutural Recoleta, and there are also joints such as the Torquato Tasso, the Thelonious on Salguero, and La Forja in Flores (Calle Bacacay -- strangely this excellent venue doesn't seem to have an entry on Trip Advisor). There are literally hundreds of places to listen to great music in Buenos Aires while in some of them also eating decent, reasonably-priced nosh. Clasica y Moderna just ain't one of them!

Visited September 2011
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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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“Dinner, Show and books...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

It is a library, but as you enter in, you don't see the books... You see the tables, the cafe, and the bar... In the end of the room, there are another space with the books...
We went there at night, had a nice dinner, with a good price, and watch a show of two old and famous argentinian singers of real tango (not this tango dancing shows for tourists...) One of then was Amelita Baltar, who was Piazzola's wife. It was great.
They have shows every night. In the menu, good argentinian wines, plates with cheese, contemporaneuos food...

Visited October 2011
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“Historic Charm and ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

I've been visiting BA for 6 years now, and this time a friend introduced me to this local institution. The restaurant includes an art gallery and bookshop and is located in an area with many universities, so it draws on the professional staffs/faculties of them. Wonderful welcoming ambiance and graceful service are a highlight as is the pianist performing in the corner ... everything from Broadway to Classical to Tango! The fare is pretty much the standard Argentine bistro, but they have a more diverse salad bar option than many (incredible lentil salads on both of my visits). If you're in the area, make a point of stopping into what the locals bill as BA's oldest bookstore restaurant.

Visited August 2011
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