ask Matias about
nightclubs • gourmet • tapas • speakeasy • neighborhood tours • rooftop bar • brewery
What do you do and why do you do it?
I worked for the last 5 years in the largest wine group in Argentina. Through the years, wine turned out to be one of my biggest passions together with food, sports and family&friends. Currently, I will embark in a 5 month trip to Southeast Asia, Nepal, China, Mongolia & Russia. After that, I will start and MBA graduate degree at NYU Stern!
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
There is no better way to overcome a heartbreaking situation that with a good pump up playlist. In it there would have to be plenty of Reggaeton, Electronic music and obviously some classic 80's rock music.
What are the best TV shows of all time?
I would have to say Seinfield & Friends for comedy and Breaking Bad & 24 for action.
Name some spots in Buenos Aires that are good for a Tinder date.
Bowling alleys and game bars are always good for tinder dates. This being said, if you hit it off my next move would be to a cocktail bar. Therefore Paloko Bowling and JOBS would be good to start and then finish off in La Calle Bar.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Basically during my travels to the US. Uniqlo, H&M, Diesel, Topman and Urban Outfitters are all places where I shop.
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
River Plate stadium. I am a Boca Juniors fan and I absolutely hate anything that has to do with my rival team.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Hang out in the Delta area. This is a wonderful place in Tigre where you go out in your speed boat and enjoy a full day in the Rio de la Plata river. Great way to disconnect from the city and enjoy with family & friends.
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Buenos Aires that you particularly like?
La Calle Bar is one of my favorites lately. It is a speakeasy bar where the front shop is a traditional pizza place, but once you get through the second door is a very cool and trendy cocktail bar with great music to enjoy.
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Buenos Aires? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
Chila is the most expensive restaurant I've been in Buenos Aires. Food is absolutely amazing and it is definitely worth the money. It's a 14 course menu with varied and extravagant dishes. I payed 2.300 argentine pesos for the full 14 course menu with high end wine blending.
Where can you get the best cocktail in Buenos Aires? Which one do you like?
Nicky Harrison is the bar with the best cocktails in Buenos Aires. I am a particular fan of gin and its different combinations. If I would have to chose my favorite I would order the last word.
Where would you take your partner in Buenos Aires if you wanted to really pamper them?
Osaka is one of my favorite places to pamper someone. Food there is absolutely delicious and extravagant. Actually the japanese and peruvian fusion cuisine is one of my favorites.
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Although I'm not a fan of sweets, I admit alfajores are very argentine and actually pretty delicious. My favorites are alfajores de maicena which are absolutely irresistible.
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Buenos Aires?
Puerto Madero is a very nice place in Buenos Aires, however, it's pretty uptight, expensive and lacks the Buenos Aires cool vibe...
What are the Buenos Aires spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
San Telmo, La Boca (including bombonera stadium) and Palermo with its amazing culinary and bar scenery.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Buenos Aires. How do you spend it?
I would start the day outdoors either jogging in the Rosedal in Palermo or Vial Costero in Vicente Lopez. After that, I would head over to La Boca to watch a Boca Juniors game (once in a lifetime experience). By night, I would head over to Palermo to hang out in an outside table of a brewery to finally finish in Tequila (best night club in Buenos Aires).
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
After traveling all over the world, it is extremely hard to choose one place. However, Bariloche, in the south of Argentina, is one of the most amazing places I've ever seen and it is perfect for outdoor adventures and to disconnect from your routine.