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Cooking & culinary tours with Teresita in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visit the outskirts of Buenos Aires for an exclusive culinary adventure with Teresita

Teresita cooking classes in the outskirts of Buenos Aires are designed to offer food lovers a unique gastronomic experience exploring Argentine and Latin American cuisine, sampling local ingredients and learning Teresita’s secret recipes – with emphasis in Latin American food preparation and wine pairing. Whether you are a kitchen novice or an experienced cook, you will find her cooking classes to be fun and full of tasty bites and sips that you will remember forever.

“Immerse yourself in our culture by eating and drinking as we locals do. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves for a hands-on experimentation in my kitchen. I will share regional techniques, ingredients, and family recipes that have been passed down over the generations. My experience & passion for food and wine inspired me to open my kitchen. I have created an intimate setting to provide a personalized and fun foodie experience.”  — Teresita

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Christopher Kimball & Family visited Teresita for an empanada class

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If there is one thing to do in Buenos Aires… THIS IS IT!

We absolutely LOVED cooking with Teresita! At first I thought it was a little expensive but after our experience I would have paid three times that! The atmosphere was tranquil, intimate and full of joy and laughter. We had an amazing group with us and we all had a great time looking in the markets and tasting her wonderful cooking with the even better wine pairings! Overall this was one my highlights of my South American experience!

Superb getaway for foodies

Teresitas cooking classes are good value & nice way to spend a day in green & quiet surroundings of central Buenos Aires. Teresita is nice, fluent in english and atmospehere in general is cosy. not to mention her beautiful garden & extraordinary home. And we shouldn’t forget great parilla man Jorge handling BBQ and grilling all those tasty bites of meat til perfection.

Great way to learn about the food and wine of Argentina

A fabulous introduction to the area. When we arrived we set off for a local farmer’s market. We did not find farmer’s markets in Buenos Aires so it was great to visit this one that sold fish, meat, fruit and vegetables. Teresita was able to tell us about all of the local meat, fish and produce.

Get out of the city a little!

Teresita and her husband Raul, retired professionals, run a B&B in Adrogue, but the main attraction is the tour of the markets and shops with Teresita, then cooking empanadas, followed by a fine 5 course meal of real Argentinian home cooking.  We had escabeche, empanadas (we made em!), a rustic bean stew, stuffed veal cutlets, and a wild dessert of soft cheese topped with candied cayote, and plenty of wine with discussion of the wine areas and wineries. Getting there is actually pretty easy. Mini bus from BA to Androgue followed by a 5 block walk. Took us a little less than an hour each way. These folks are the real deal! So friendly and open. I liked the opportunity to see how the real folks live, work, eat drink. Highly recommended!

Always amazing!

I was in Adrogué, Argentina last week and took my 6th cooking class with Teresita and another group of people who were visiting from Australia. These cooking classes just keep getting better all the time. Teresita and her husband welcome you into their home where the cooking classes take place in their spacious country kitchen.You can take a class with your own group – or family – or you may be added to another small group of people who are there for the day. Teresita will teach you the basics of making Argentine empanadas, which wines to combine with the empanadas, and she’ll also answer any questions you may have about other aspects of Argentine cuisine and customs.


Empanada Class

 empanadas cooking class

Teresita’s empanada class is all about experiencing a new culture by tasting the local cuisine.


Available daily upon request. Starts at 11:00 am until 2:30 pm. USD 55 per person includes all fresh and finest local ingredients. Enjoy the fruits of your labor, eat what you just created accompanied by a selection of wines.

A Casual hands on experience


Combine the art of home style cooking & travel into a savory experience. You’ll have the opportunity to explore and learn how life feels at an Argentinean’s home while learning how to prepare mouth-watering empanadas.

In a very informal atmosphere at Teresita’s rustic kitchen overlooking a lush tropical garden, discover the secrets of a recipe that has been passed down through the generations. At her class you will learn how to prepare crisp and juicy beef picadillo and corn humita empanadas while learning about south American indigenous food preparation techniques and how they relate to contemporary Argentine cuisine. Exceptional wines will also be served.

Teresita will show you how to prepare two types of Empanadas: beef picadillo and humita

Traditional beef hash (picadillo de carne) preparation

Humita (corn) empanada filling preparation

Explore the different spices: aji molido, locoto (a hot aji), comino

What to look for when selecting the right beef

Empanada dough, what flour to use, filling, folding

How to handle dough to keep from cracking

Different stuffing techniques

Baked and fried methods covered

Mastering the right ingredients amount

Learn the secret of a flaky and crispy crust

Pairing Wine

A Malbec wine from Mendoza with taste of cherries, plums, blackberries,  raspberries, and marked by a peppery spice, licorice and ample tannins. They have bright acidity, ideal to cut through the richness of red meat. Argentine Malbecs are rarely super-alcoholic, thus enhancing their food-friendly character.

BBQ Class

bbq class in buenos aires

[ ***please note that Teresita is no longer conducting classes ]

Argentine Barbecue & Empanada Demo Class With Teresita

When. Time. Price.

USD 110 per person includes a lesson on Argentine meat cuts, full lunch with wine pairings and empanada recipe demonstration.
Available daily upon request. Starts at 11:00 am and last up to 4 hours.

Enjoy an authentic experience while you learn the secrets of a perfectly grilled asado ( BBQ )

Get a firsthand knowledge of grilling different cuts of meat with Teresita. Enjoy a comprehensive lesson on how to select the meat. You will be amazed on how some of the achuras used in Argentine BBQ taste!

Empanada Demonstration and Tasting with wine pairing

Traditional beef hash (picadillo de carne) preparation

Explore the different spices: aji molido, locoto (a hot aji), comino

What to look for when selecting the right beef

Empanada dough, what flour to use, filling, folding

How to handle dough to keep from cracking

Different stuffing techniques

Baked and fried methods covered

Mastering the right ingredients amount

Learn the secret of a flaky and crispy crust

Move onto practical work on the Grill – Lunch with Wine pairing

You will get a comprehensive lessons on the different meat cuts from “el asador.”  You will be acquainted with how to prepare and light the fire, how to season the meat, timings and servings.

BBQ Starters

chinchulines, mollejas, chorizos, morcilla

BBQ Meats

asado de tira, vacio, matambrito de cerdo, entraña

Side Dishes

Creole Salads, Chimichurri marianade

Enjoy our juicy BBQ with a classic side dish called ensalada Criolla (Creole Salad). You will also get a lesson on how to prepare chimichurri (Argentine parsley-garlic marinade for grilled meats).


Culinary Tour

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Teresita’s Culinary Tour

Relax at Teresita’s beautiful home while enjoying delectable cuisine.

When. Time. Price.

USD 130 per person includes a four course lunch, 4 wine pairings, a guided culinary tour of a local market and empanada recipe demonstration.
Fridays at 11:00 AM (last about 3-4 hours)


Explore and outdoor market

Empanada recipe demonstration and tasting

Savor an exceptional homemade four course meal (done with the finest local ingredients)

Try 4 different Argentine wines from small boutique wineries (we serve a superior set of Argentine wines)

Visit to an outdoor Market

 We continue walking to an outdoor market, a colorful food market where locals gathers for fresh priduce. For a fantastic source of insider’s information, Teresita will go over the names of the different fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, meat cuts, and various South American spices throughout the fair. Peak into the Argentine culture and watch what goes on at this very traditional market. Stands go for several blocks and the area is closed to traffic.

The whole scenery is perfect for those who appreciate food and culture. You will learn about the different colorful fruits, vegetables, and see a variety of stands displaying all kind of spices and herbs.  This market is a true reflection of the Argentine culture.

*Please note the food market is not a fancy market, it is still unspoiled by the ravages of mass tourism as opposed to food markets you can find in downtown Buenos Aires. It is a place where vendors still sell produce drown in the are. You won’t find rows of stands selling French cheese or Italian olive oil. Instead, you will experience a real Argentinean town market.

Empanada Recipe Demonstration

Back to Teresita’s home for a cooking class demonstration of her famous beef picadillo empanadas. Get a taste of what it feels like to prepare a traditional in a warm and casual atmosphere at Teresita’s kitchen overlooking a lush tropical garden. Teresita will present an overview of her secret recipe while she shows the group how to prepare them. Those who want to get into the action, they are welcome to join in the empanada filling. Those who want to relax, they can start sipping on wonderful wine!

Gourmet Argentine lunch with wine pairing

Regroup around the table for a Wine Tasting Lunch were we blend premium Argentine wines, fine regional dishes and local culture into an educational and fun experience.  Whether you’re a novice or long-time aficionado, Teresita will deepen your appreciation for wine and food pairing.

All of the dishes are prepared by Teresita using the finest ingredients, mostly organic and locally farm-sourced. 


Delicious homemade farm-style bread topped with poached chicken “escabeche”

Gazpacho shot

Wine pairing: Saurus Patagonia Extra Brut and Sparkling wine from Familia Schroeder

First Course

Rustic potato tortilla Espanola (layers of crispy on the edges potato and onion torte) over delicate locally farm-sourced greens

Juicy beef picadillo empanadas

Wine pairing: Colome torrontes de Salta

Main Course

Thin cut beef “Milanesa” with sweet & salty creamy corn stuffing

Wine pairing: La Flor de Pulenta Malbec de Luján de Cuyo Mendoza


Aromatic homemade dulce de cayote alongside pearl white cheese

Wine pairing: Ciclos tardio de Torrontes de bodega El Esteco Salta

*(Please note some of the dishes are subject to change without notice)



Where are you located?

We are located in a small town called Adrogue within Buenos Aires. It takes less than an hour to get to our location by train, car or shuttle service. Shuttles leave downtown Buenos Aires to Adrogue several times a day. Train is available every 15 minutes from Constitucion station.


Spiro 456. Adrogue, CP 1846
Buenos Aires, AR


Take a taxi to Cerrito and Sarmiento, there you have to go downstairs, to the shuttles station, and find the aisle that says Adrogue Bus and take the one that goes by Irigoyen Avenue, this ones will take you to Adrogue Station.Shuttles to Adrogue leave every 5 minutes. The price is ARS 20 each way and the ride is about 50 minutes to Adrogue.

Once you get to Adrogue:
1) Walk one block to Segui Street (ask the bus driver to point where is Segui street)
2) Turn right on Segui street
3) Once on Segui street walk three blocks and turn left on Avellaneda street and first right onto Spiro street. Walk about a block on Spiro street and we are located on your left hand side. Our address is Spiro 456.


Take a taxi (fairly inexpensive for the ride) to Constitución train station which is the main train station in Buenos Aires and take the train that goes Glew. The trip from Constitución to Adrogué takes about 30 minutes and it cost less than one dollar. Adrogué is the ninth station from Constitución.

Get off in “Adrogue” station and:
1) Cross the railroad tracks and you should be walking opposite to the town center on main street called Segui street.
2) Walk three blocks on Segui street and turn left on Avellaneda street and first right onto Spiro street. Walk about a block on Spiro street and we are located on your left hand side. Our address is Spiro 456.


From the “Obelisco” take Avenida 9 de Julio south to Puente Pueyrredon, stay in your right hand lane and you will arrive within fifteen  minutes to Avellaneda (county) where Avenida Hipolito Yrigoyen begins. Drive Avenida Hipolito Yrigoyen for about half an hour(depending on the traffic) and arrive in Adrogueat 12400 of Hipolito Yrigoyen. Once there, turn left on Amenedo street, go down three blocks and turn right on Quintana Street. Go down five blocks on Quintana Street and you will arrive to Spiro Street, turn left on Spiro street and go up a block and a half where you will find our address at Spiro 456.


Desde el Obelisco tome la Avenida 9 de Julio hacia el Puente Pueyrredon, alli es donde la Avenida Hipolito Yrigoyen comienza.
Conduzca hasta Adrogue, Hipolito Yrigoyen al 12400,alli encontrara una flecha de giro a la izquierda,esa es la calle Amenedo, tomela y conduzca tres cuadras y doble a la derecha por la calle Quintana.Conduzca cinco cuadras hasta Spiro, doble a la izquierda y a una cuadra y media estamos nosotros, al 456.

What information you need to hold space(s)?

We require a deposit of 10% of your total done through Paypal to confirm your reservation. Teresita will send you a deposit request. The remaining amount is due in cash on the day of your activity.

What is your cancellation policy?

Once deposit has been made, your space at the activity is guaranteed. No refunds for cancellations within 7 days prior to your scheduled activity.

Are the classes conducted in English?

Classes are conducted in English or Spanish based on who is participating. Teresita speaks English very well.

What culinary activities you offer?

Empanada cooking class: 11:00 am until 2:30 pm / USD 55 per person

Combined Empanada & BBQ class: 11:00 am until 3:30 pm/ USD 110 per person

Teresita’s Culinary Tour: 11:00 am until 3:30 pm / USD 130 per person

Are children welcome?

Children are welcome to our classes. Teresita provides an entertaining and educational hands-on cooking experience that the entire family can enjoy.

Do you cater for vegetarians?

Yes, but please let us know you are vegetarian at time of booking.

How to make a reservation?

Complete the form under “contact us”

Meet Teresita

cooking classes in buenos aires
“Food reflects the tradition of a territory, its people, its history and the relations that have been established. […]”

about Teresita & her husband Raul

Teresita and Raul have been married for more than 35 years, they have 3 children and 3 granddaughters. Teresita owned and operated a grammar school for 20+ years and Raul is a retired pediatric doctor. Together they run a bed and breakfast and receive people from all of over the world that share the common interest of authentic culinary findings.

Teresita is an expert in “comida criolla,” native Latin American cuisine, Teresita’s experience with Latin American cooking is vast. And her amazing skills for home-style cooking with the freshest regional ingredients come across in every dish she prepares. Teresita love for Latin cuisine began when she attended Aileen Bovio Cooking School  back in the 70’s. She has also traveled extensively to small almost extinct villages observing and learning cooking techniques from south American indigenous people in remote areas in the north of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Chile.  Teresita’s passion for teaching is largely due to her background in education. For more than 20 years, she owned and operated one of the leading grammar prep schools in her town of Adrogue. It’s because teaching is in her blood that she decided to open her kitchen and welcome those interested in learning about food and wine from Argentina.

“My classes are for those interested in learning more than just a recipe. They’re for curious people like me. Whenever I travel my main focus is always food. You learn so much about cultures by simply watching what people eat. And that’s what I try to bring to each of my classes: a cultural experience that would never be achieved in a static and artificial classroom.” – Teresita

Meet your host Teresita




[ After almost 15 years, Teresita is no longer conducting classes or culinary tours. She is probably either traveling or busy taking care of her 90+ orchids that she has her home ]

If you are looking for a food & cultural adventure in Buenos Aires, we HIGHLY recommend: www.BAfoodtours.com

*If you have any questions, you can contact Teresita’s daughter in Miami at info@miamiculinarytours.com. Teresita’s daughter conducts culinary tours in Miami, if interested, visit:





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