There are so many milongasVenues where people meet to dance tango. Think of it as a tango nightclub. in Buenos Aires that the Argentines invented the verb ‘milonguear’ (“touring milongas”). If you’re lucky to visit Buenos Aires, you’ll find it hard to avoid them – but why would you? Experiencing a milonga first hand will change your perception of tango forever. There are so many, that at first, it can be brain frazzling to try and make sense of it all and decide on where to go.
How to tour Buenos Aires milongas painlessly
(and avoid looking like a tourist)
You can, if you spend many nights ‘milonguearing’ with seasoned milongueros, and get them to divulge their milonga secrets. It’s no easy affair though, it takes some trust and at times, a cafecito and media luna – so to save you time and sleepless nights, here are the ones we have gathered on previous trips. Click on the images below to reveal them. But shhh! Keep them to yourself or they’ll be mad at me!
Tip 1: Go en Force