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Host: Juan and Marina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

USD
$58-$114 per person

Argentinean asado and cooking class in Buenos Aires

Host offerings
  • House
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Juan and Marina

Juan initially took up cooking as a hobby back in his native country of Colombia; he grew up in Bogota and later moved to Buenos Aires to train to become a professional chef. He graduated from IAG (Instituto Argentino de Gastronomía) and then ran his own Argentinean restaurant and catering business along with his wife, Marina. Marina is Argentinean with Russian and Swiss roots and is the perfect partner for Juan, as she enjoys hosting and Juan loves cooking! Juan and Marina specialize in Argentinean, Caribbean and South American cuisine. Juan especially enjoys cooking Argentinean asado, though he has experience cooking of all types of Latin American cuisines, particularly Colombian pastries.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-8 guests) Juan and Marina live in the leafy suburb of San Isidro, a small, historic town lined with cobbled streets, outside of the city center of Buenos Aires. Their home on a gated property is situated on an artistic street filled with colorful houses. The interior is designed in a cozy cottage style with an open layout, and also has a big front garden, outside dining area, and small courtyard with Juan's BBQ.

Enter Juan and Marina's home and enjoy a few tastes to start your experience like homemade arepas with guacamole, chorizo sausage wrapped in pastry with relish and chimichurri, and grilled provolone cheese served with rocket. This will be followed by a traditional Argentinian asado, which is an assortment of grilled meats such as blood sausage (morcilla), pork flank and bife de chorizo (beef sirloin), which will served with salad, char-grilled peppers and onions, and guacamole. Your meal will end with a sweet dessert of dulce de leche pancakes.

Cooking experience: (2-8 guests) Juan offers a hands-on cooking class as well as barbecue demonstration. First join Juan at the barbecue where you will learn about the different cuts of meat, the various methods of cooking and eating each cut, and begin slow-cooking your meal. After your barbecue demonstration, join Juan in his kitchen to learn to make the dough for your main entree, as well as some homemade extra-crunchy fugazetta pizzettas. After your demonstration and cooking lesson enjoy your authentic asado meal together in Juan and Marina's home.

Notes: Juan and Marina can offer vegetarian and gluten free meals on request.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Welcome Drink
  • Appetizer: Arepas with Hogao or Patacones with Guacamole
  • Mixed Salad
  • Main: Traditional Argentinean Asado (grilled mixed meats and sauces)
  • Dessert: Dulce de Leche Pancakes

Traveler reviews

Juan & Marina exceeded any expectation we could have ever imagined. From the moment we met them, we were instant friends. They welcomed us into their beautiful home and made us feel as though we were old friends. They were so informative in teaching us new cuts of meat, types of wood, techniques and their cultural past-time. We talked, we laughed, we ate for hours and learned how the traditional Asado was prepared and presented. The food and wine were amazing. Every course was just as good as the one before. The flavors were incredible. Juan's Colombian twist added a new dimension to the Asado as well as some of their Colombian appetizers. Juan & Marina showed us how to make panchoripan which we had never had before. Juan taught us the proper way to start the parrilla with woods we are now dreaming of. We were so inspired that we have taken a new approach to the way we BBQ and the Argentine cuisine. We hope to build an Argentine parrilla in our backyard and entertain our friends with an Asado experience like the one we experienced in their home. Thank you so very much Juan and Marina for not only an unforgettable evening but for the recipes and the ongoing culinary advice. We hope to meet you again someday!
- Terry & Jaxon

Whenever I travel to a new place I love to take a cooking class! This is a sure fire way to experience the culture, learn more about the food and history of the region, have fun, improve my cooking skills and typically enjoy the best meal of the trip! So for our recent trip to Buenos Aires, we signed up for “Enjoy an Argentinean Asado and Cooking Lesson with Locals in Buenos Aires”, and it delivered on all criteria! The cooking class is at Juan and Marina’s warm and welcoming home; an inexpensive taxi ride from the Palermo district. Juan and Marina made us right at home and had a delicious menu for us to prepare and feast on together. Preparing the meal while enjoying Argentinian wines and their good company was only exceeded by sitting down to eat the results and they were scrumptious! Empanadas, fugazzetta pizza, parillo and more. It is easy to recommend this terrific experience.
- Barbara

With Juan and Marina's Argentinean Asado, you can expect an authentic South American experience. Juan has great culinary experience, both in Argentina and Colombia and this really shines through his cooking. They are both foodies with a passion for combining flavors; you will be able to lend a hand in kneading dough for homemade Choripan, observe and learn how to slow cook tender meats on a BBQ as well as cook your own Arepas. You will also try a homemade desert with the delicious Dulche De Leche. Throughout this experience you will gain valuable knowledge of Argentinean cooking and the current Buenos Aires buzzing food scene. Juan and Marina are very friendly and welcoming and enjoy hosting like minded travelers. They are a wealth of knowledge for travel, food and culture. My favorite food experience so far in Argentina!
- Traveling Spoon Ambassador Elizabeth and Nelson

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Juan and Marina

$58-$114 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $86 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $114 $82
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $86 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $114 $82
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Juan and Marina

Juan initially took up cooking as a hobby back in his native country of Colombia; he grew up in Bogota and later moved to Buenos Aires to train to become a professional chef. He graduated from IAG (Instituto Argentino de Gastronomía) and then ran his own Argentinean restaurant and catering business along with his wife, Marina. Marina is Argentinean with Russian and Swiss roots and is the perfect partner for Juan, as she enjoys hosting and Juan loves cooking! Juan and Marina specialize in Argentinean, Caribbean and South American cuisine. Juan especially enjoys cooking Argentinean asado, though he has experience cooking of all types of Latin American cuisines, particularly Colombian pastries.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-8 guests) Juan and Marina live in the leafy suburb of San Isidro, a small, historic town lined with cobbled streets, outside of the city center of Buenos Aires. Their home on a gated property is situated on an artistic street filled with colorful houses. The interior is designed in a cozy cottage style with an open layout, and also has a big front garden, outside dining area, and small courtyard with Juan's BBQ.

Enter Juan and Marina's home and enjoy a few tastes to start your experience like homemade arepas with guacamole, chorizo sausage wrapped in pastry with relish and chimichurri, and grilled provolone cheese served with rocket. This will be followed by a traditional Argentinian asado, which is an assortment of grilled meats such as blood sausage (morcilla), pork flank and bife de chorizo (beef sirloin), which will served with salad, char-grilled peppers and onions, and guacamole. Your meal will end with a sweet dessert of dulce de leche pancakes.

Cooking experience: (2-8 guests) Juan offers a hands-on cooking class as well as barbecue demonstration. First join Juan at the barbecue where you will learn about the different cuts of meat, the various methods of cooking and eating each cut, and begin slow-cooking your meal. After your barbecue demonstration, join Juan in his kitchen to learn to make the dough for your main entree, as well as some homemade extra-crunchy fugazetta pizzettas. After your demonstration and cooking lesson enjoy your authentic asado meal together in Juan and Marina's home.

Notes: Juan and Marina can offer vegetarian and gluten free meals on request.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Welcome Drink
  • Appetizer: Arepas with Hogao or Patacones with Guacamole
  • Mixed Salad
  • Main: Traditional Argentinean Asado (grilled mixed meats and sauces)
  • Dessert: Dulce de Leche Pancakes

Traveler reviews

Juan & Marina exceeded any expectation we could have ever imagined. From the moment we met them, we were instant friends. They welcomed us into their beautiful home and made us feel as though we were old friends. They were so informative in teaching us new cuts of meat, types of wood, techniques and their cultural past-time. We talked, we laughed, we ate for hours and learned how the traditional Asado was prepared and presented. The food and wine were amazing. Every course was just as good as the one before. The flavors were incredible. Juan's Colombian twist added a new dimension to the Asado as well as some of their Colombian appetizers. Juan & Marina showed us how to make panchoripan which we had never had before. Juan taught us the proper way to start the parrilla with woods we are now dreaming of. We were so inspired that we have taken a new approach to the way we BBQ and the Argentine cuisine. We hope to build an Argentine parrilla in our backyard and entertain our friends with an Asado experience like the one we experienced in their home. Thank you so very much Juan and Marina for not only an unforgettable evening but for the recipes and the ongoing culinary advice. We hope to meet you again someday!
- Terry & Jaxon

Whenever I travel to a new place I love to take a cooking class! This is a sure fire way to experience the culture, learn more about the food and history of the region, have fun, improve my cooking skills and typically enjoy the best meal of the trip! So for our recent trip to Buenos Aires, we signed up for “Enjoy an Argentinean Asado and Cooking Lesson with Locals in Buenos Aires”, and it delivered on all criteria! The cooking class is at Juan and Marina’s warm and welcoming home; an inexpensive taxi ride from the Palermo district. Juan and Marina made us right at home and had a delicious menu for us to prepare and feast on together. Preparing the meal while enjoying Argentinian wines and their good company was only exceeded by sitting down to eat the results and they were scrumptious! Empanadas, fugazzetta pizza, parillo and more. It is easy to recommend this terrific experience.
- Barbara

With Juan and Marina's Argentinean Asado, you can expect an authentic South American experience. Juan has great culinary experience, both in Argentina and Colombia and this really shines through his cooking. They are both foodies with a passion for combining flavors; you will be able to lend a hand in kneading dough for homemade Choripan, observe and learn how to slow cook tender meats on a BBQ as well as cook your own Arepas. You will also try a homemade desert with the delicious Dulche De Leche. Throughout this experience you will gain valuable knowledge of Argentinean cooking and the current Buenos Aires buzzing food scene. Juan and Marina are very friendly and welcoming and enjoy hosting like minded travelers. They are a wealth of knowledge for travel, food and culture. My favorite food experience so far in Argentina!
- Traveling Spoon Ambassador Elizabeth and Nelson

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $86 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $114 $82
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $86 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $114 $82
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
FAQ

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