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“interesting scene; don't eat the food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Viruta Tango

La Viruta Tango
Armenia 1366, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Palermo)
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Ranked #94 of 467 things to do in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“interesting scene; don't eat the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We had heard this was a fun place to see watch the locals dance tango and take a lesson. We decided not to take a lesson, but it was fun to people watch. The instructors put on a short demonstration just before the lesson started, and that was the best part of the evening. We decided to have a late dinner here, since our guide book said the food was homemade and traditional. It was neither. It was processed food heated in a microwave and, compared to most of what we had in BsAs, barely edible. Note that this place is a little hard to find--it's in the basement of a cultural center; there wasn't a separate sign on the street.

Visited October 2012
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“Must visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you like music and dancing on a cultural note, (and you are traveling in a budget) you must visit La Viruta Tango in Palermo SOHO. They have tango and milonga classes for non-dancers and they do a little demonstration of tango. I enjoyed it very much!

Visited August 2012
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“Good people watching”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

We arrived after lessons, so we were just there to people watch. We had to be aggressive finding a table as most were marked "reserved". It kind of felt like being at a wedding reception--but provided for good conversation and a chance to mix in with the locals. It doesn't cost much, so try it out!

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“Fun place to go late night, many locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Great introduction to Tango. Group lessons included for a cheap admission price of $35 pesos. Local crowd dancing, drinking and enjoying. Add it to your itemerary. Note the address av Armenia 1366. No signs outside, just the address plate, across from thenArmeniam church.

Visited September 2012
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“Awesome Bang for the Buck”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

I had no intention of attending any tango classes while in Buenos Aires...just going out to dance but I wanted to meet up with a friend who had been living in BsAs and going to La Viruta every Thursday was her thing and where I needed to go in order to see her. WELL, we ended up going two more times on our own and would have gone more often if our schedule had allowed it.

We figured our it cost us less than $7 (US) to get to advanced group lessons from Horocio Godoy (awesome classes), then having live music (Tanghetto & Otros Aires), then the Milonga. You can't go wrong!

My partner and I have decided we want to be Horocio groupies! Check it out!

The floorcraft at La Virtua is a bit underwhelming but for the price, we just went to another Milonga later.

Visited March 2012
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