5 Favorites - Luis Alicandu's Buenos Aires
by the editors / August 15, 2007

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Museo de Artes Decorativas de Buenos Aires + Croque Madame Café | Tel. 4806 8630 | mnad.org | croquemadame.com.ar | Av Libertador 1902

The Decorative Arts Museum offers a walk through an impressive 1917 mansion with a nice permanent collection of decorative objects and furniture. Occasionally it offers great classic and modern design exhibitions, currently showing a Magic and Illusionist Posters collection from the last two centuries. Beside the museum there is the Croque Madame Cafe, an amazing place to have toast & cappuccino on a sunny winter afternoon.

Casa China + Cantina Chinatown | Tel: 4783-4173 | Mendoza 1700 y Arribeños

For those who love to cook, Casa China is an amazing store where you can find almost all the ingredients you can imagine. It’s the place with the best variety and prices in town.And beside Casa China, just in the corner there is a small Taiwanese restaurant called Cantina Chinatown, great food, great prices but it’s good to make reservations first since it’s always crowded.

La Cabrera | Tel: 4831-7002 | Cabrera 5099 - Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Palermo

It’s simple, La Cabrera has the best steak in the world! As a plus, the service is very good.

MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano) + MALBA Store + MALBA Café | Tel. 4808 6500 | malba.org.ar | Avda. Figueroa Alcorta 3415

The MALBA houses one of the most amazing private collections of Latin American contemporary and classic art, temporary and permanent exhibitions showcase artists like Armando Reveron, Frida Khalo, Diego de Rivera and Antonio Berni, plus modern art exhibitions, Video Art projections, and more. The MALBA Store is now showing Argentinian design for kids, made with industrial scraps. The MALBA Café is a great place to cap a visit with a cup of tea and a medialuna (typical local croissant).

Tramando | Tel. 4816 9422 | tramando.com | Rodriguez Peña 197

Tramando (which means knitting or “planning something”) features designs by Martin Churba, an Argentinian textile designer. Along with Churba’s clothing line, the store offers a whole line of home products made from knitted textile scraps, from cushions and pen holders to an amazing pair of knitted sandals.


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