Top Tango Shows in Buenos Aires

Whether it’s your first visit to Argentina or you have been many times before, booking one of the top tango shows in Buenos Aires, the capital, is a must; one of the great South American experiences. This ever-evocative dance style was influenced by the struggle of European working-class communities, originating in Buenos Aires and areas of Montevideo, Uruguay. Known for its passionate moves, dramatic music and fiery steps, as well as a good dose of both chemistry and struggle between the dancers, watching a live tango show is not only highly enjoyable but also acts as a mini window into the past, given that it is so significant in Argentine culture.

Top Tango Shows in Buenos Aires

Suzana Gudolle Dias de Bem “Tango”  [CC BY 2.0]

There are dozens of fantastic theatres, hotels and venues that put on live tango performances in Buenos Aires, most of which will provide an unforgettable night’s entertainment if you have never seen one before. However, here at Surtrek we thought it would be helpful when planning your adventure tour of Argentina, to hear about some of the very best tango shows in Buenos Aires to get you started.


Watch the Rojo Tango in the Faena Hotel

Top Tango Shows in Buenos Aires

Rojo Tango Show, Faena Hotel

Housed in The Faena, one of the ultimate luxury hotels in the city, anyone who books a ticket for the Rojo Tango show is in for a treat, as it’s the most exclusive performance in Buenos Aires. Throughout, you and a handful of lucky guests will be treated to gourmet cuisine, slick service, and an intimate live show just a few feet away. The standard of performance at the Rojo is famously high too, helping it stand apart from the crowd.


Book the Madero Tango Show with city views

For something altogether different, the Madero Tango Show is a great bet in Buenos Aires. The dancing style fuses modern moves with traditional, making for a fun-filled evening and one or two surprises along the way, also considered to be one of the best ‘value for money’ tango shows in Buenos Aires. The real draw though, in addition to fine food and wine, are the unbeatable views across Puerto Madero from the comfort of your table, thanks to a rooftop stage and floor-to-ceiling windows; truly enchanting at night.


The Esquina Carlos Gardel Tango Show

Top Tango Shows in Buenos Aires

Esquina Carlos Gardel Tango Show

Dedicated to the memory of Carlos Gardel himself, Argentina’s most famous tango star, this namesake show is a delight within a wonderful theatre setting, excellent food, wine, performers and musicians alike. Opt for an exclusive box here if looking for a romantic evening in the capital, you won’t be disappointed, though all tables offer an excellent view of the stage and are just as atmospheric.


Visit the famous Café de los Angelitos Tango Show

Known as a hangout for the great and the good since its 19th century heyday, Café de los Angelitos is a cultural landmark in the city. What’s more, the adjoining theatre put on one of Buenos Aires’ best, most historic tango shows in an ornate room that’s hard to beat. The performance is intense and traditional, the food excellent and overall evening will have you temporarily travelling back in time.


Enjoy a tango class and show at Piazzolla Tango in the Güemes Gallery

Top Tango Shows in Buenos Aires

Zabara Alexander “tango color” [CC BY 2.0]

For those brave enough, no trip to Argentina would be complete without taking a tango class while in Buenos Aires. Well, at Piazzolla Tango in the splendid Güemes Gallery, you’ll be able to do just that, safe in the hands of professional dancers before a lip-smacking meal while watching the experts perform live on stage, showing you how it’s done. You may find yourself inspired to take it up when home and if so, the Piazzolla show is the best place to learn!


Ready to experience one of the top tango shows in Buenos Aires? Take a look at our template tours in Argentina and incorporate the activities and hotels that you love the sound of, and have fun in the process! Surtrek is always at hand to help out. Call us on 1 866 978 7398 (Canada and USA) or 080 8189 0438 (UK) to talk to an expert, and Discover Your South America with Surtrek!

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