5 Light Lunch Spots in Palermo

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On hot summer days it is important to stay hydrated and to eat light and fresh meals that keep you energized and cool. Below, we share a pick of five restaurants in the Palermo area where you can stop by for a refreshing and uplifting lunch.

1-) Artemisia: This bright and white palermo corner offers top quality natural and organic food in a spacy setting, and is the perfect spot to go to if you want a salad that isn’t just a combination of mixed greens. Costa Rica 5893, Palermo

2-) BIO: Also belonging to the natural and organic group of Palermo restaurants, and located on a shady corner, Bio has a great menu including cold raw soups and more. Humboldt 2192, Palermo

3-) The Factory Juice Bar: If you’re on the go and want a shot of vitamins and perhaps a light sandwich, then The Factory is for you. They specialize in juices of all kinds and varieties and are a great summer option. El Salvador 4995, Palermo

4-) Omakase: Another great lunch option on summer days is sushi. Omakase is a closed door restaurant in Bar du Marche (that specializes in wine), and it is one of the city’s sushi favorites! Nicaragua 5946, Palermo

5-) La Mar: Last, but certainly not least, is classic summer ceviche, and this is La Mar’s speciality, plus they have a nice shady patio outside for those that prefer outdoors to air conditioning. Arévalo 2024, Palermo

And if you don’t want to leave the hotel, remember that at UCO we have some great light summer options on our menu too, including ceviche, salads and fresh yoghurt foams and sorbet for dessert, with the option of enjoying them in our garden!

Buenos Aires Agenda: January/ Enero 2017

January is a quiet month in terms of cultural events as many locals leave the city on their vacations. Some good options for the hot summer days include kayaking, sailing, and of course relaxing by the rooftop pool, drink in hand.

Enero es un mes tranquilo en términos de eventos culturales ya que muchos locales se toman vacaciones y salen de la ciudad.  Para los días de calor, ir a navegar o andar en kayak son buenas opciones, como también lo es, por supuesto, tomarse un trago al lado de la piscina.

Suggested Activities/ Actividades sugeridas

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Sudeste Kayak Tours

Buenos Aires Sailing and Water Tours

Fragata Libertad: On weekends and national holidays and until the 29th of January you can visit a nautical museum aboard a 1890’s Navy ship in Puerto Madero. Dique 3, Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo, Cdad. Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, +54 11 4334-9386

Fragata Libertad: Los fines de semana y feriados, y hasta el 29 de enero, se puede visitar el museo náutico a bordo de esta fragata naval de 1890 en Puerto Madero.  Dique 3, Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo, Cdad. Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, +54 11 4334-9386

And, if you like Jazz, Notorious Jazz Club has live jazz music every January night. Find the full program here.

Para los amantes del jazz, Notorious ofrece música en vivo todas las noches de enero. La agenda completa está disponible aquí.

Art/ Arte

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MALBA: The MALBA museum is featuring the works of Carlos Motta and Alicia Penalba and a new exhibit from the Fadel collection. Also, its permanent collection has a new postcolonial focus and is titled “Verboamérica” . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

MALBA: El MALBA continúa exhibiendo la obra de Carlos Motta y Alicia Penalba una muestra de la colección Fadel. Además. Además, el museo propone un nuevo concepto curatorial con un enfoque poscolonial de su colección permanente bajo el título “Verboamérica” . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

Fundación PROA: is showcasing “Entre Nos.”, an exhibit about La Boca neighborhood, and they also have “chicks on comics” on display.  Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: Entre Nos. es el nombre de la muestra actual del proa, y retrata el barrio de La Boca. También hay una exhibición de historietas llamada “chicks on comics”. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museums commemorates its 120 years in a special exhibit. It is also showcasing the works of Ernesto de la Cárcova Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes conmemora sus 120 años en diciembre con una muestra especial. Además exhibe la obra de Ernesto de la Cárcova. Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MAMBA:  The Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires is showcasing a selection of drawings by Picasso, a collection of works by Antonio Berni, and a showcase of the works of Tracey Rose. Av. San Juan, San Telmo.

MAMBA: El Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires está exhibiendo una colección de dibujos de Picasso, una colección de Antonio Berni y una muestra de la obra de Tracey Rose. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo.

The Centro Cultural Borges is displaying a collection of Steve McCurry photographs.Viamonte and San Martín, downtown.

El Centro Cultural Borges tiene en exhibición una colección de fotografías de Steve McCurry. Viamonte y San Martín, microcentro. 

Buenos Aires Agenda: January/Enero 18-24

Monday/Lunes

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Check out the new MALBA exhibit of Belgian artist Francis Alÿs’s poetic-political artwork. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the UCO  happy hour! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

In the evening, at 8.30pm, catch the Argentina Tango Salón Festival closing night at La Milonga de los Zucca in San Telmo. Humberto Primo 1462, San Telmo.

El MALBA está exhibiendo una muestra del trabajo político-poético del artista belga Francis Alÿs. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs., abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cócteles en el happy hour de UCO restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

A la noche, a partir de las 20.30, se lleva a cabo la milonga de cierre del Argentina Tango Salón Festival en La Milonga de los Zucca en San Telmo. Humberto Primo 1462, San Telmo.

Tuesday/Martes

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Sunny weather is perfect for taking a Foto Ruta Tour where you can get to know the city from a different perspective!

Later on, head to the Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.

El clima cálido y soleado es ideal para hacer un tour fotográfico de Buenos Aires con Foto Ruta y aprender a mirar a la ciudad desde otro ángulo.

Por la noche, Doppelganger Bar en San Telmo, es una buena opción para probar algunos de los mejores cocktails de Buenos Aires en uno de los ambientes más amenos de la ciudad. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.

Wednesday/Miércoles

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Buenos Aires is a literary city, explore its bookstores or write someone a letter in one of the city’s traditional cafes

Later on, experience the music of Radiohead, Rolling Stones and Oasis in complete darkness at the Centro de Teatro Ciego. Tickets here

Buenos Aires es una ciudad literaria con librerías hermosas para explorar, y cafés tradicionales donde sentarse a escribir cartas.

Más tarde, el Teatro Ciego invita a experimentar la música de Radiohead, Rolling Stones y Oasis en total oscuridad. Entradas aquí.

Thursday/Jueves

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The international Human Bodies exhibit is taking place at La Rural in Palermo and is the perfect chance to get to know more about your own biology. Buy your tickets here.

If the weather is nice, at 8pm, you can catch an outdoor screening of Vivaldi’s Motezuma at the Plaza del Vaticano, right next to the Colón Theatre.

La Rural en Palermo está exhibiendo la muestra internacional Human Bodies que invita a un mayor entendimiento de la biología humana. Entradas aquí.

Si el clima acompaña, a las 20hs., se llevará a cabo una proyección de Motezuma, de Vivaldi, en la Plaza del Vaticano, al lado del Teatro Colón.

Friday/Viernes

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If the weather is nice, a day trip to Tigre is a must while you’re in Buenos Aires. You can try a water sport, stop by the Puerto de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour!

In the evening, from 7pm to 2am, the new night edition of the Buenos Aires Market gourmet food fair will be taking place at the Palermo racetracks!

Si el día está soleado, hacer una excursión al Tigre es una salida imperdible. Algunas de las actividades que proponemos incluyen los deportes acuáticos, pasar por el Puerto de Frutos para comprar artesanías, subir a una montaña rusa, o probar suerte en el Casino. Explora por tu cuenta o súmate a un Tour.

A partir de las 7 de la tarde y hasta la madrugada del sábado, se lleva a cabo la nueva edición nocturna de la feria de alimentos gourmet Buenos Aires Market, en el hipódromo de Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday/ Sábado y Domingo

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Book your place at UCO´s delicious weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday from 7pm to 2am, the new night edition of the Buenos Aires Market gourmet food fair will be taking place at the Palermo racetracks!

On Sunday, if you want to keep dancing, head to the Picnic Electronic Music event that starts at 5pm in Punta Carrasco.

Hacé tu reserva para degustar el delicioso brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante de desayuno irlandés. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

El sábado, a partir de las 7 de la tarde y hasta la madrugada del domingo, se lleva a cabo la nueva edición nocturna de la feria de alimentos gourmet Buenos Aires Market en el hipódromo de Palermo

El domingo, quien quiera seguir bailando puede hacerlo a partir de las 17hs. en el Picnic Electronic Music que se lleva a cabo en Punta Carrasco.

This Week: 19-25th of January

Monday

Kick off the week on this rainy Monday at the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, and read something enticing over a cup of coffee while the water does its thing outside. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta.

Later on, at 6.30pm or 10.50pm, don’t miss the screening of Wim Wender’s The Wings of Desire, a gorgeous 1987 film masterpiece about love and peace. Av. Roque Saenz Peña 1150, downtown.

Tuesday

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The Planetarium reopens its doors and kicks off its 2015 stargazing program. Stop by and explore the museum or catch some special sights of the sky. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

In the evening, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Wednesday

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Check out the Margaret Bourke-White photography exhibit being showcased at the Centro Cultural Borges. Viamonte 525, downtown.

At 7pm, head to La Trastienda for their Brazilian Wednesday event, Miércoles Carinhosos, and dance all the way past midnight. Balcarce 460, San Telmo.

Thursday

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One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

In the evening, stop by Parque Centenario where a free Argentine folklore concert, featuring musicians Antonio Tarragó Ros and Fernando Pisano, will take place at 8.30pm.

Or, if British electro-pop if more your thing, La Roux will be staging a live show at La Rural in Palermo. Tickets here. 

Friday

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) is showcasing a new photography exhibit on the topic of Latin America. The museum is also featuring a collection of erotic art, and an exhibit dedicated to El Greco. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

In the evening, head to the Centro Cultural Konex where Juana Molina will be staging a live show! Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

Saturday and Sunday

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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

This Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm, the circus gets electronic participation from DJs and VJs at Buenos Aires Polo Circo. Combate de los Pozos 1700, Downtown.

Throughout January and February, every Sunday, starting at 6pm, enjoy something to sip on at La Munich and stay for the live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

This Week: 12-18th January 2015

Monday

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Stop by the MALBA and check out the exhibit of artist Antonio Berni´s stunning work. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, the Rosedal Park in Palermo will become a drive-in cinema featuring Guardians of the Galaxy. Cars, bikes and pedestrians welcome! Av. Del Libertador and Av. Sarmiento, Palermo

Tuesday

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The forecast says rain, which should temper off the heat wave. Stop by the stunning Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, and read something enticing over a cup of coffee while the water does its thing outside. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta.

Later on, starting at 9pm, chill out with some reggae music at Guapa Bar. Costa Rica 4933, Palermo.

Wednesday

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Check out the Margaret Bourke-White photography exhibit being showcased at the Centro Cultural Borges. Viamonte 525, downtown.

Afterwards, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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With the sun back outand the temperatures in a moderate high, outdoor landmarks are at the top of the sightseeing list. Some suggestions include the Ecological reserve in Puerto Madero, The 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo, or, a little further away, the Tigre delta!

In the evening, at 8pm, an outdoor projection of the Colón Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty will be held at Plaza del Vaticano. Viamonte and Cerrito, Downtown.

Friday

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If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not vegetarian, chances are you want some of that famous Argentine beef! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely satisfy your meat cravings!

At 9.30pm, Sandra and Vane Mihanovich will be staging a live show at Boris Club de Jazz! Gorriti 5568, Palermo

Saturday and Sunday

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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

This Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm the circus gets electronic participation from DJs and VJs at Buenos Aires Polo Circo. Combate de los Pozos 1700, Downtown.

On Saturday evening at 7pm, stop by the corner of Figueroa Alcorta and Pampa, in Palermo, and catch a free classical music concert!

Throughout January and February, every Sunday, starting at 6pm, enjoy something to sip on at La Munich and stay for the live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

This Week: 5th-11th of January 2015

Monday

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Stop by the MALBA and check out the exhibit being held of artist Antonio Berni´s stunning work. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

The Casa Nacional del Bicentenario is showcasing a new exhibit that explores the theme of love from different cultural perspectives. Riobamba 985, downtown.

Later on, starting at 9pm, chill out with some reggae music at Guapa Bar. Costa Rica 4933, Palermo.

Wednesday

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Check out the Margaret Bourke-White photography exhibit being showcased at the Centro Cultural Borges. Viamonte 525, downtown.

Brazilian bassist, singer and composer, Felipe Cortés, will be staging a live show at Boris Club de Jazz. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Thursday

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) is showcasing a new photography exhibit on the topic of Latin America. The museum is also featuring a collection of erotic art, and an exhibit dedicated to El Greco. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

In the evening, legendary Palermo nightclub Club Niceto will be hosting its most popular party, Club 69, starting at midnight. Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo

Friday


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Head to the ecological reserve in Puerto Madero to spend some “green time” whilst catching a glimpse of one of the best city views! Av. Tristan Achaval Rodriguez 1550, Puerto Madero.

Afterwards, at 8.30pm head to the nearby La Munich to listen to some live opera. Av. De Los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

Saturday and Sunday

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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Throughout January and February, every Sunday, starting at 6pm, enjoy something to sip on at La Munich and stay for the live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

New Year’s Week in Buenos Aires

Another long weekend awaits with the New Year celebrations coming up! Thursday and Friday are national holidays so expect an empty city with many closed shops, attractions and venues. Also, make sure to plan your transport for the 31st!

Monday

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Walk down Florida Street and find Marta Minujin’s “Arbol de los deseos” (Wishing tree) sculpture where you can leave your wish for 2015. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where the famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

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The Casa Nacional del Bicentenario is showcasing a new exhibit that explores the theme of love from different cultural perspectives. Riobamba 985, Downtown.

Afterwards, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Wednesday

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The MALBA will be open from midday to 6pm and is featuring a great exhibit of artist Antonio Berni´s work. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Afterwards, make sure to have reservations at Fierro’s new restaurant Uco for a delicious New Year’s dinner, or, book your place to take a unique tour of the stunning Palacio Barolo and toast to 2015 at the building’s lighthouse which is also a great spot to enjoy the fireworks.

Some of the top New Year parties that will be taking place include Fiesta Piso Compartido at Niceto Club, and the Pachá New Year party featuring Stefano Noferini.

Thursday

Take a lazy day to walk around Puerto Madero or the 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo.

Later on, catch the tribute to Fats Waller at Notorious Jazz Club starting at 9.30pm. Av. Callao 966, Recoleta.

Friday

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) is showcasing a new photography exhibit on the topic of Latin America. The museum is also featuring a collection of erotic art, and an exhibit dedicated to El Greco. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

Verne Club is one of our favorite cocktail bars in the city and is a great place to stop by for drinks and gourmet hot dogs! Av. Medrano 1475, Palermo. 

Saturday and Sunday

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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Throughout January and February, every Sunday, starting at 6pm, enjoy something to sip on at La Munich and stay for the live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.