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Buenos Aires: Empanada, Asado, Mate & Dessert Cooking Class

4.8 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Signaturetours

Buenos Aires: Empanada, Asado, Mate & Dessert Cooking Class

Activity provider: Signaturetours

From US$ 88 per person

Learn how to cook fresh empanadas, asado, mate, and chocotorta from scratch in this interactive 3-hour cooking class with a professional chef.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Learn about Argentine culture through its food
  • Enjoy an entertaining cooking class with a professional chef
  • Learn how to cook empanadas, asado, mate, and chocotorta
Full description
If you are tired of cooking the same dishes every week and wish to try something different, this class to make fresh empanadas, asado, mate, and chocotorta will be perfect for you.  Meet your group in front of the local market Mercado San Telmo, and feel like a local as you shop for your own fresh ingredients. Then, move to the nearby cooking location and start preparing the popular local dishes. Empanada is a baked or fried turnover consisting of pastry and meat or veggie filling, and one of the symbols of Argentine food. It has the perfect form to preserve all the flavors of the dish. At its core, asado is meat grilled in its purest form, a method for barbecuing especially used in Argentina. You'll also create your own mate, a typical Argentine drink, which can be drunk cold or hot. Finally, close off your cooking experience with a traditional local dessert: a chocotorta, or chocolate cake. This is a great opportunity to travel with your senses, and get inspired while you travel or live in Argentina. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about Argentine food.
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Cooking materials
  • Apron
  • Professional chef
  • Tips
  • Transfers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Please arrive 5 minutes before the activity starts, at 12 PM.

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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4.8 /5

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The program was changed slightly in that we met in a hotel kitchen in Palermo, and the ingredients had already been purchased, but the experience was wonderful! Our chef/instructor, Florencia (not to mention her assistant, David) could not have been more knowledgeable, friendly, and talented. We learned so much about the food culture of Argentina, and the culture in general, while learnng to make four delicious courses. We could not recommend this program enough.

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