Top 20 Argentine Tango Places in Buenos Aires

Tango Shows, Dinner, and Lessons

“Roooooxanne”. Isn’t it amazing what images one simple word can evoke? No doubt you’ll now be imagining a dimly lit, small but cozy dance bar in Argentina with couples wrapped tightly together in a half passionate, half jealous embrace.

Just me? Ok perhaps I’ve seen Moulin Rouge too many times, but I’m sure you all have an image which springs to mind when you hear the words ‘Argentine Tango’. Renowned as one of the most sensual and dramatic ballroom dances, if you’re visiting Argentina a tango show is a must on the list of things to do.

There are a number of ways you can experience Argentine Tango. From taking lessons, to seeing a dinner show, to finding yourself in a bar or milonga where the locals dance, here is a definitive guide on the best places to encounter tango in Buenos Aires.

Top 20 Argentine Tango Places in Buenos Aires

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10 Tango Shows with Dinner:

There are an array of establishments where you can watch a tango show while being wined and dined with a three course gourmet meal or the snacks and tapas of your choice. You can of course opt to just go for the show, but if you would like to accompany your tango evening with something to eat here then all of the below offer dinner as well should you wish:

Top 20 Argentine Tango Places in Buenos Aires


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10 Tango Lessons and Milongas

If you’re quick on your feet and keen to learn some tango steps before going to the show, there are countless places you can get an introduction to the dance before you sit down to relax. Once you’ve had your lesson and are inspired with a tango passion, you can also head to a milonga where you can try out your moves like a local. Remember, there are no mistakes in the tango so don’t be shy! “That’s what makes the tango so great. If you make a mistake, get all tangled up, you just tango on!”

Top 20 Argentine Tango Places in Buenos Aires

For full information on where to try out your dance moves, take a look at this milonga guide, which tells you where to go depending on the day. If you don’t want to splash out on an extravagant tango experience, then don’t worry, there are always great street performances going on that you can take part in or just sit back and watch!

There are of course a range of places to learn tango as a local, but if you’re just passing through and want the complete Argentine Tango experience for a night, these options are some of the best ways to optimise your time.

Finally if you’re looking for something to do in the day before your Argentine Tango evening why not check out some of our Buenos Aires city tours. Alternatively, if want to escape the city and explore some of Argentina’s countryside, then take a look at our trips in Salta. From horseback riding, to trekking, to birdwatching, there is something for everyone!

“Por Una Cabeza” is one of the most famous and evocative pieces of tango music, written eminent baritone singer, actor, and composer Carlos Gardel.