Leaving the City for a few days is the perfect option to unplug from the vertigo of every day. There are those who took advantage of the Pre-Trip program and planned their summer break in advance. However, there are also those who have no idea what to do on their days off and to save on tickets they prefer opt for destinations closer to the city and also take advantage of the weekends to do different activities.
A few days ago, a Twitter thread by Guido Rodríguez (@gui10road) went viral, compiling, within the Province of Buenos Aires, 10 towns from 10 different parties and your gastronomic recommendation. Here we leave you some.
It is always a good idea to get to know small towns and if possible, collaborate with the local economy by buying something in a store.
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VILLA RUIZ, SAN ANDRES DE GILES
With 500 inhabitants and 90 km from CABA, in Villa Ruiz there is the bakery “Los Crosato”. Since 1914, this is the third generation that continues to run the place with a wood oven and a lot of love. For lunch, the perfect option is at “Magnolia”, where they serve homemade pasta and open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at noon.
Villa Ruiz ideal to visit on a getaway, where we can visit several places of historical and cultural interest: the old Camino Real that Viceroy Sobremonte made towards upper Peru, the Tejo bowling alley, the Posta de Figueroa and the site where the battle of Caada de la Cruz was fought.
LAS MARIANAS, NAVARRO
With 500 inhabitants and 130 km from CABA, if you visit this town you have to know “Doa Irma”. The specialty is the ravioli, made by Irma with its unique and magical recipe. This autumn time is ideal to eat some ravioli under the trees in its dining garden. Reservations recommended.
If or if you have to visit the train station, which stopped working in 1993. In that place there is a small museum of antiquities and there is also a large orchard that you can walk through and that is for sale to the public. At the station there is a place for the little ones and a cart that makes them walk along the abandoned train tracks. In addition, it has lots of green space to sit with a canvas to drink mate and enjoy the tranquility.
IRENEO PORTELA, BARADERO
A town of 500 inhabitants 165 km from CABA. On the outskirts of the town they find “La branch de Vitto”, a restaurant that opens only on weekends. Within the town there is also “Goyenespe & Genoud”, one of the best stores of General Branches.
It receives its name in honor of Doctor Ireneo Portela, who stood out in the fight against the scarlet fever epidemic of 1836. He was a surgeon, professor and legislator.
DIEGO GAYNOR, EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
With only 450 inhabitants, 99 km from CABA is the grill and country kitchen “La Materina”. Open on Saturdays and Sundays at noon with prior reservation. Another great program to add is walking the PEcological toilet by Diego Gaynor.
Today the town of Diego Gaynor is made up of the Miter Railway station, abandoned like so many others and only kept standing by the care of a family that is living in it, the school, a kindergarten, the First Aid Room, some small houses and the Chapel of San Cayetano.
GENERAL RIVAS, SUIPACHA
Here is the “Bar Biero” and you have everything in one: breakfast, lunch, an aperitif and dinner. Gral Rivas is a beautiful weekend plan 152 km from CABA with 500 inhabitants.
Every year the patronal festival of San Roque, where the neighbors share a day composed of lunch, Creole parade and skills. The celebration takes place every August 16th.
In the 70’s, when the greatest population boom was experienced, between the urban area and the countryside there were nearly 2000 inhabitants. Today, their community has shrunk by 75%, so has 600 inhabitants.
300 km from CABA, in Bayauca we find the bakery “Don Aldo”, with its machines over 100 years old. Open every day, it is attended by Juan and Aldo, both owners of the premises. The wood-fired oven measures 9 x 13 m, and remains hot for 24 hours.