La Boca

La Boca, Buenos Aires: Address, Phone Number, La Boca Reviews: 4/5

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Known as the birthplace of the tango, this one-time shipyard has a famous walkway, the Caminito, where tango dancers perform and artists exhibit their work.
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The area
Neighbourhood: La Boca
A neighbourhood defined by its immigrant roots, La Boca still maintains this past alive in its streets today. Due to its proximity to the river, the neighbourhood became the preferred settling area for immigrants of a wide variety of origins, who ended up living together in the conventillos. Thus, these houses became a melting pot of different cultures and traditions that birthed creations like tango and lunfardo. Nowadays, this legacy can be seen and felt on Caminito Street, which welcomes visitors with colourful facades, cobblestones, and street artists showcasing their skills. Just like its neighbor San Telmo, La Boca is one of the prime destinations to experience the traditions and customs that originated from the city’s immigrant past and which have shaped its distinct identity.
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countrycollector
Oslo, Norway681 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
You get some nice pictures in this area, but also some really cheesy ones. The resturants are really full, overpriced and the food is no good.
Written 21 April 2022
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Tripbeitraegt
Europe25 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Take care!! Armed robbery at daylight!
You easily get lost in the narrow streets of La Boca.
I was with a friend who is from Buenos Aires and we’re on our path to the famous Camenito.
Two boys, clean dressed, good looking between 16 and 20 years old followed us and then put the gun on us.
They took all I carried in my pockets and the bag.
When we were at the Police station afterwards, there came another local to whom happened the same.
My advice: take an organized tour and don’t play hero when this happens to you.
Written 9 March 2022
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Federico Voltes
Buenos Aires, Argentina6 contributions
Mar 2020
Best food and clearly the best place to go sightseeing in Buenos Aires, no doubt about it!
We went to a restaurant where we ate empaandas and other of their common traditional food. The houses are colorful and “La Bombonera” stadium tour is a must-go
Written 14 January 2021
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Leuteris L
5 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Really good restaurant. Everything was well cooked and really taste. I would definitely recommend it!
Written 27 October 2020
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Amanda
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Couples
Excellent service & value. The steaks are brilliant, but you have to get the lamb chop sides as well. Delicious.
Written 27 October 2020
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KeshineeS
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Oct 2019
Amazing experience walking down the streets of La Boca, Boca football stadium (Estadio Alberto J. Armando) guided tour and famous walkway, the Caminito...If you have time sit down in a cafe or restaurant in Caminito and enjoy the tango in the background with some amazing Argentinian cuisine. Must do when you are in Buenos Aires!!!
Written 8 September 2020
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Erika S
Copenhagen, Denmark97 contributions
Dec 2019
the place is very charming, we visited the place with a local guide who told us a lot about the place. when you visit Buenos Aires, you definetely cannot miss La Boca.
Written 20 April 2020
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Kim G
Toronto, Canada1,152 contributions
Jan 2020
We stopped in this neighbourhood on a city tour with our private guide. She explained that this area was originally settled by the immigrants arriving into Buenos Aires around 1880. They built up the area with materials they could find around the port area and then painted the buildings to give it character.

It is a very lively spot with lots of restaurants, touristy shops and tango in the streets. Fun to walk around and doesn't take a long time since it isn't a big area.

We were planning to go back in the evening but the front desk manager at our hotel said to avoid the area at night as it becomes very seedy and unsafe. Fun to see during the day.
Written 17 April 2020
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mmlosey1119
Houston, TX1,216 contributions
Feb 2020
This was one of the stops on our morning city tour. We weren't there too long but long enough to absorb the experience. It is a street photographers dream with all the bright colors, shapes, textures, and people. However, it is extremely busy and packed with people so definitely not a place to go for a relaxing stroll. This was the only place we went for me to buy souvenirs so although many people may complain about the touristy side of it, I actually appreciated it since I struggled to find souvenirs everywhere else I went. If you've read other reviews, you probably know not to go at night and to go with an organized walking tour. Apparently, there are entrance costs that are included in any organized walking tour. And it is good to hear the history of the area from a guide so you learn more than just what you see with your eyes.
Written 10 April 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ6,752 contributions
Oct 2019
Stopped here briefly on a city sightseeing tour. Small shopping area (El Caminito) with colorful buildings and street artists/performers. Purchased some original watercolor prints here at reasonable prices. Definitely geared to tourists. Surrounding area can be risky (especially at night) -- we were warned to stay within a 4 block area. Not sure if I would come here on my own. Besides shopping, the main draw of Boca is futbol/soccer. Drove past La Bombanera Stadium -- home of the Boca Juniors and National Hero Maradona.
Written 5 April 2020
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