La Viruta Tango
La Viruta Tango
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7:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 PM - 4:15 AM
Friday
8:00 PM - 4:15 AM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 PM - 4:15 AM

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Neighborhood: Palermo
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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Mateus N
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We knew it wasn't a touristy program, and part of why we went was because of that. But they didn't stick to the schedule, the tango dance show that was supposed to happen on that date didn't take place, and they even got the bill wrong. The atmosphere was really cool, and it's definitely a lot of fun for dancers, but we were quite disappointed!
Written August 19, 2023
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Janos
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Their website claims to have bilingual classes. When I arrived before paying I specifically asked about the class I was going to take to make sure it's not a problem that I don't speak spanish. "Si, si, no problem". So I paid. And guess what, the class started and it was spanish only, I had no idea what was going on. Left after 5-10 minutes. First time I actually felt scammed after staying in BA for weeks.
Written March 14, 2019
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Jessruhl
Saint Louis, MO12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
I am a professional ballet dancer and teacher from New York and visited La Viruta for my first tango lesson early in the evening. They form three groups between beginners, intermediate, and advanced dancers and you choose which you attend. Because I am new to tango, I went to the beginner circle. I speak almost no Spanish but if they show the movement once, I have no trouble picking it up. My teachers did a great job of showing us what to do and then we were partnered up. In a beginner group, it's inevitable that you'll get some people like me who don't know the steps and some people who really and truly cannot count or remember what they're doing. I had a partner who constantly 'led' (as the man is supposed to do) me right into other dancing couples. It was still very fun, and I felt like I learned some basics. The teachers were warm and helped individuals as the group progressed.
Then I stayed for the salsa lesson which started with a group warm-up facing the row of teachers in the front. I've done plenty of salsa so it wasn't hard to follow, but I'd be worried for beginners. Then they again split us up. Because I have no problem picking up the steps and a little more experience, I went to the intermediate group. However, they never demonstrated what you're supposed to do with partners. They just expect you to know it. So I went to the beginner group which was pretty boring for me as we were just practicing a basic step over and over. Then we practiced doing themost basic salsa in a circle changing partners. Here again, some partners really didn't know what they were doing. I don't really mind as everyone needs to start somewhere but I was very disappointed with the teacher who did nothing to help those struggling, and seemed annoyed looking around the group at those who were having a hard time. After we had done the same step for a long time and probably could have tried something new, he just danced in the middle of the circle, showing off. He did not teach us anything else or give feedback or encouragement. The lesson is supposed to be an hour but he even left the group after about half an hour. I was very frustrated to have learned so little and to such poor examples of teaching. As someone with a master's degree in dance education, they have a lot to learn if they want to provide quality education and experience.
I enjoyed my tango class but the beginner salsa teacher is absolutely awful. If they bring in some teachers who want to teach as much as they want to dance themselves, La Viruta will be a better place for visitors.
Written September 14, 2018
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rohanpdsouza
Seattle, WA40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
This was quite possibly the most fun thing we did in all of Buenos Aires. When you first walk in, you sort of get that 'This isnt going to be good' feeling, because of the fact thats its in the basement of the Armenian Cultural Center. But trust, you just stepped into the one of the most fun places in all of Buenos Aires. If coming in for the Tango class, try to get there just before 11 pm. We got there at around 10:50 pm on a Saturday night, and waited for a few minutes before they started the class. Its a little hard to figure out which group to go with, since they break up the instructors into different levels of tango experience. Head for the group closest to the bar to learn the basics.

The instructors were great, and while they didnt speak any english, they were always willing to help out in the event you didnt understand something. You spend about an hour picking up the basics of tango, and then can stay back for as long as you want practicing your newly acquired tango skills.

Recommendation: Head to La Cabrerra after your done for your best meal in Buenos Aires.
Written December 13, 2014
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silvia stremler
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I visited this place last month because I was looking for a place to learn to dance tango. I do not recommend it for that, the classes are very crowded, only two teachers for 30 students, they do not really teach to dance tango, they only show how to do steps without any technical advice.
Written November 27, 2019
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john
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The visit was quite boring. The food stinks. Tango classes are a joke, 25 people for two teachers, just steps, nothing technical.
Written November 26, 2019
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Taryn W
Minneapolis, MN337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
At the tourist information we mentioned we wanted to see Tango dancers, but not something super touristy, so La Viruta Tango Club was mentioned as the place we should go to see the real thing.The club is the place to go to see the real people learning to tango, but mostly we watched people at various levels learning how to tango. The teachers started off the lessons with some good tango, but we were probably expecting more tango at that level. We also thought we would see more people dressed up, but it was a very casual environment. We did join in for lessons, but we don't speak Spanish, so it was very difficult to follow after the very basic first steps. If you want an authentic experience, want to learn tango and speak some Spanish then I highly recommend this place. We probably should have gone to something just a little more touristy and a place where tango was more of a show.
Written December 11, 2016
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Estinea
Copenhagen, Denmark58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Honestly, the place doesn't look good. BUT the floor is good to dance on, several classes are offered every day, there are always people (locals and tourists) to fill the 3 levels classes are split in.
All teachers speak English - though it differs a lot how much they are willing to speak English !
Written November 21, 2014
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Chiquita15
Chicago, IL270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
Reading these reviews and their website, we made sure to make table reservations in advance. A friend that visits down here often says this is the best place for tango in the Palermo area. Luckily we did get a table and glad we did, because my friend doesn't dance. So she held down the fort for the evening along with our drinks and personal items, and still had a great view of the dance floor. She was happy as a clam. Myself, I am an experienced salsa dancer just learning tango, and timidly joined the intermediate tango lessons beforehand. This worked out well and broke the ice with other dancers.

Once the dancing started, I sat on the sidelines for a bit getting a feel for the etiquette and pace. For a Saturday night, they shook up the music lineup by playing some swing and salsa, to which I immediately hit the dance floor to loosen up. From there, I stayed on the floor for tango and had a marvelous time. There were some very experienced dancers and some beginners... as the night wore on, the beginners left and the floor filled with the knowledgeable ones. Even some of the locals that sat near us just stayed to watch and didn't get up to dance at all (I was surprised by this). We really had a fantastic time and stayed until 2:30am. It keeps going until 6am. Cover was $50 pesos and well worth getting a table for, as well. Call ahead. Great venue, would love to return. One of the locals said it was a more international crowd than most venues.
Written April 28, 2014
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REL
London, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
I have been visiting and living in BAires for the last 2 years and have been going to La Viruta the whole time. Last night was MY LAST TIME.

I went 4 nights ago and the staff were rude, the atmosphere horrid and the music terrible but I thought that was a one off. Unfortunately not. Something has changed for the worse at La Viruta; last night I was rudely told to leave a table even though it was empty and I said I would move immediately when the people returned from dancing; the door staff were rude; and to top it off when we had enough and went to leave again I was told rudely by a man that "I could not sit down in the entrance and change my shoes"!!! This is supposed to be a dance academy; I was not in anyone's way or near the door, and this is part of the tango tradition.

When I turned around and politely said that I was a loyal customer for years and was saddened by the change in attitude his first rude loud comment was "De donde sos?/Where are you from?". What does it matter if my accent shows I am not Argentinian. I still pay the ticket and buy the wine.

I ADVICE YOU GO to La Catedral instead (Sarmiento 4006) for amazing, friendly and atmospheric tango with friendlier service. The chapter has ended for me for La Viruta.
Written March 1, 2013
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La Viruta Tango is open:
  • Sun - Sun 8:00 PM - 4:15 AM
  • Wed - Wed 8:00 PM - 4:15 AM
  • Fri - Fri 8:00 PM - 4:15 AM
  • Sat - Sat 7:00 PM - 4:00 AM



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