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Old 02-23-2011, 01:29 AM   #2676
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Went to el Baqueano tonight with the GF (would have gone tomorrow but we wanted to go to LCD soundsystem).

Food was REALLY good, pretty cool to have added Caiman, Ostrich and Llama to the meats I have tried.

Heads up, we were there for 3.5 hours, and it was just the two of us. It was not at all a bad thing, as the meal felt perfectly timed, just a heads up if you guys have plans to head out afterwards.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:31 AM   #2677
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The Ostrich is my favorite dish there, and is sometimes not on the tasting menu, so make sure to request it.

I'm glad El Baqueano is getting some good reviews here. When I took the poker community there, no one raved over it like I think it deserves.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:08 AM   #2678
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Can any of you Brazilian visa holders tell me what exactly I need to roll up there with when I apply?

flight reservation/confirmation
lodging contact info
bank statement?

i cant seem to find much on the interwebs
http://www.conbrasil.org.ar/CONSBRAS...os01engl.asp#4
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:11 AM   #2679
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The Ostrich is my favorite dish there, and is sometimes not on the tasting menu, so make sure to request it.

I'm glad El Baqueano is getting some good reviews here. When I took the poker community there, no one raved over it like I think it deserves.
So where did you decide to take the Mrs. last weekend? Care to give a review?
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:46 AM   #2680
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The Ostrich is my favorite dish there, and is sometimes not on the tasting menu, so make sure to request it.

I'm glad El Baqueano is getting some good reviews here. When I took the poker community there, no one raved over it like I think it deserves.
Yeah they have a set tasting menu for February, so I think you are guaranteed the ostrich unless they run out.

Two appetizers, 6 mains (prawn, llama, cayman, rabbit, ostrich, paku? [fish]), 1 palette cleanser, 2 desserts.

Wine pairing was really good, im not much of a wine guy but they all seemed pretty good, GF really liked them and she is far more sophisticated than me. Definitely worth the 95 pesos seeing you get 5 glasses plus refills if you knock them down quick enough (though I cant guarantee that that is unlimited).
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:17 PM   #2681
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i'm in. are you going for the 7 course tasting menu? if you choose for that it has to be served for the whole table is written on their website.
Definitely!
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:38 PM   #2682
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so you made a reservation for tonight? see you there at 10?
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:58 PM   #2683
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Question: if the tasting menu takes a few hours and the restaurant closes at 12, is 10 too late to start?
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:06 PM   #2684
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so you made a reservation for tonight? see you there at 10?
We've emailed them... the landlines in our apartments aren't working we've just discovered. ;/

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Old 02-23-2011, 06:48 PM   #2685
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i highly doubt you'll need a reservation on a weds night though it's not a bad idea to give them a headsup anyway

edit: 10pm is not too late to start by any means, and is about normal for BA. the restaurant closes its doors at 12, but i've definitely been there later.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:24 PM   #2686
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Awesome. Thanks for the info...we will most definitely be there.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:01 PM   #2687
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Reservation is boooked
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:12 AM   #2688
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I am moving too Buenos Aires in a few months. I`ve already lived half a year in Thailand in a grindhouse with pokerbuddies.

Some questions:

Visa?
How do argentina treat foreigners?
Price level?
Where is the best place to live in Buenos Aires? (I would like a nice area, preferably a tennis court around, a beach wouldnt be bad. Also a plus if young people live around there )
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:04 AM   #2689
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Before people start being rude to you, I'll advise you to take some time reading a bit of the thread and do a bit of basic research before asking complete strangers to take the time to help you.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:43 AM   #2690
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I am moving too Buenos Aires in a few months. I`ve already lived half a year in Thailand in a grindhouse with pokerbuddies.

Some questions:

Visa?
How do argentina treat foreigners?
Price level?
Where is the best place to live in Buenos Aires? (I would like a nice area, preferably a tennis court around, a beach wouldnt be bad. Also a plus if young people live around there )
Yeah. Nevermind this, I found out most of my answers
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:00 AM   #2691
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No beaches in buenos aires really, you have to go outside the city.

Best place to live for me is Recoleta(location is better, more shops, etc..) , but for others it's Palermo(a little quieter, more restaurants).
There are tennis courts in both palermo and near recoleta so if you live in either of those two you will never be more than a 10 min taxi ride from some courts. Walking distance in many cases.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:22 AM   #2692
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No beaches in buenos aires really, you have to go outside the city.

Best place to live for me is Recoleta(location is better, more shops, etc..) , but for others it's Palermo(a little quieter, more restaurants).
There are tennis courts in both palermo and near recoleta so if you live in either of those two you will never be more than a 10 min taxi ride from some courts. Walking distance in many cases.
From my experience you have recoleta and Palermo mixed up. Palermo had more restaurants, but also more bars, much more vibrant imo. Recoleta is more residential and upper class. I would say Palermo would be better for most people on here

Also to the 2+2ers i met on wed, we are heading out to mira sol tonight (will check back in with a time) then heading to living. Welcome to join for both, though dinner could be tricky since apparently the max table size is 12 and we have 11/12 already. But could always do two tables.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:14 PM   #2693
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hey guys,a friend of me is renting a big house in colegiales area (very nice and quiet area). Its located in Enrique Martinez and Palpa.
4 bedrooms in suit with bathroom included (they can make 6 bedrooms). 3 floor house,with sauna,pool and solarium.
Of course its furnited with internet included.
It also has 2 big balcons and security.

If you guys are interest in pictures or to see it personal,contact johislu@gmail.com .

Sorry for the little spamm : p
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #2694
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Super nice area, very close to Palermo ^^^^^^
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:28 PM   #2695
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Any estimate on what time you guys will get to Living?

I had a great time at the Wednesday dinner...El Baqueno is a veritable treasure trove of different tastes and was incredibly reasonably priced for what you get.

We were estimating that a similar tasting menu and service would cost 4x in Europe or the states...

The wine on offer was also delicious and cheap and they kept it coming all night... Only regret was that I was drunk enough at the end that when the waitress asked for an honest critique I stupidly gave it in perhaps the most obnoxious way possible...obviously the dessert was too sweet and there wasn't enough llama/ostrich meat to sate my fat american hunger for flesh... What an *******...

Regardless I highly recommend...I would just order more of certain things next time
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:16 PM   #2696
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Probably get to living around 12ish I imagine, dinner is at 930. May head to million for a couple drinks first if dinner finishes too early, as living doesnt really start to get busy till about 1. Million (sp?) is worth checking out as well if you guys havent been there yet. Regardless, will definitely be at living by around 1
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:36 PM   #2697
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Any estimate on what time you guys will get to Living?

I had a great time at the Wednesday dinner...El Baqueno is a veritable treasure trove of different tastes and was incredibly reasonably priced for what you get.

We were estimating that a similar tasting menu and service would cost 4x in Europe or the states...

The wine on offer was also delicious and cheap and they kept it coming all night... Only regret was that I was drunk enough at the end that when the waitress asked for an honest critique I stupidly gave it in perhaps the most obnoxious way possible...obviously the dessert was too sweet and there wasn't enough llama/ostrich meat to sate my fat american hunger for flesh... What an *******...

Regardless I highly recommend...I would just order more of certain things next time

man... i wouldn't beat myself up over it, she did ask us what the worst dishes were.


I think this place is my favorite in buenos aires. Same quality of food of other high end tasting menus for 1/2 the price. Hope to see you all tonight.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:20 PM   #2698
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Once I get back to Argentina (one more week) I'm considering getting a longterm apartment rental and possibly getting some sort of residency visa instead of doing the perma-tourist thing. I know that you can get a temporary residence visa (rentista visa) by proving you have 8000 pesos/month of dependable income that's from non-Argentine sources but I'm a bit unclear about whether it counts to simply have the money available in savings that you can draw from, as opposed to being actual income. I'm also unsure of the procedures to apply for this... I'd read about getting a lawyer to do all the paperwork for you but wouldn't know where to begin with that.

If anyone has any advice on either the apartment or the visa, please share. I'm aware that for the apartment I'd either need DNI or people to vouch for me. I'm not concerned with that -- more interested in advice on stuff like utilities and buying furniture, in case there are any tricks to be aware of.

I'm mostly looking into this to save some money and to give me better flexibility in the future. Is it worth it?
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:56 PM   #2699
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If anyone has any advice on either the apartment or the visa, please share. I'm aware that for the apartment I'd either need DNI or people to vouch for me. I'm not concerned with that -- more interested in advice on stuff like utilities and buying furniture, in case there are any tricks to be aware of.

I'm mostly looking into this to save some money and to give me better flexibility in the future. Is it worth it?
For renting a long term apparment youll need a propiety garanty,wich means you have to know someone that has a propiety and can vouch for you.
I dont think that having a DNI is neccesary.
They come empty but with the utilities included,but you still have to pay them (not sure how). You will also have to pay expenses or however it is in english,wich are the matainance of the pool,security if it has,the cleaner,etc.That can be arround from 200$ to 800$ pesos per month.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:28 PM   #2700
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Right, that's what I meant by the vouching thing, I'm not worried about finding people who will do that.

Mostly I want to know if there will be problems trying to pay bills without a local bank account, and I'm wondering if I'd actually save money once you include the cost of furnishing the apartment. I have no idea what prices are like for that stuff in Argentina.

Most of the short-term rentals have really crappy furniture -- or at least the cheaper ones do. I'd like to upgrade a bit without paying a fortune for a luxury rental.

btw, the expenses you refer to would be called Homeowners Association (HOA) fees, or condo fees.
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