After eleven years living, dancing, teaching tango, and writing in Buenos Aires, I came home to L.A. in 2014, where I'm reconstructing my life.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Spend a Sunday at the Feria de Mataderos


We invite you to go with us to visit an enchanting gaucho fair on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. On a very personalized tour for only one or two people, enjoy live entertainment, learn folklore, ride in a pony cart, watch the horses and the gauchos play traditional games, taste delicacies from all over Argentina, shop for authentic souvenirs.

We invite you as well for a parrilla lunch, and as an optional activity, can take you to the Club Chicago, a popular baile del barrio where there are no tourists, to dance and watch tango, folklore, and tropical--a totally different experience from a milonga in Buenos Aires.

Ruben is an Argentine milonguero, and I'm an expatriate from California--both teach and dance tango in Buenos Aires, and were finalists in the Campeonato Metropolitano de Tango de Buenos Aires.

The excursion includes transportation from Boedo and back, lunch (not including wine), guiding, lots of laughing, entrance and soft-drink at the Club Chicago (optional).

Sundays from 11-5 or ?
Advance registration required.


A recent visitor wrote:

I am usually very unhappy visiting markets, like touristy stuff. However "La Feria de Mataderos" is very super nice to be at. There is good quality handywork, there is a stage with good performances (dance as well as musicians), and the general feel is portenas enjoying a party and being argentiniean. Something that is really special about Buenos Aires/Argentina, and something that is rather unimaginable in other countries, is like last sunday: a band of musicians, young people looking like a rockband or a reggeaband, but playing chacareras (with the energy of a rock band with a political message), and the public dancing, grandparents next to their children's children, piercings and tattoos and all. I look at that and cry.


Andrew Ableson said...

We are coming to BA in August and would love to do the Feria tour with you. What is the price? there are two of us. thanks, email me at
Thanks, Andrew Ableson.

Christy Tsui said...

I'm interested as well! I just found out about this and I'm leaving in 2 weeks .. I would only have this Sunday available? Email me please!

Debbie Jackson said...

Please forward me the details of the tour....we will be in Buenos Aires from 30 march to 5 april 2017

Cherie Magnus said...

Hi Debbie,

Thank you for your interest in our Gaucho Fair Tour.
Unfortunately I am no longer in Buenos Aires, but returned home to Los Angeles.
Ruben is there and he can take you for a great day if you speak Spanish. You can contact him on Facebook Messenger: Ruben Aybar. He can also give you a tango lesson and take you to a milonga with the locals, if that interests you.

No matter how you do it, I urge you to visit Mataderos on a Sunday while you're in BsAs--but don't go if it rains.
Have a great trip!
Un abrazo tanguero,