There are many tango shows in Buenos Aires, but if you have a taste for luxury, only the Rojo Tango Show will do. This first-class experience takes place inside the cabaret theater of the high-end, designer Faena Hotel. Watch tango dancers in period costume, with vocalists and a live orchestra adding to the powerhouse show, while attentive staff pour Baron B bubbly into your crystal wine glass. Soak up even more Old World opulence with an upgrade to enjoy a 3-course gourmet dinner at a candlelit table. Hotel transport included.
After hotel pickup, head to the exclusive waterfront neighborhood of Puerto Madero and step into the 5-star, award-winning Faena Hotel, where the Rojo Tango Show takes place. With a dash of speakeasy flair, you’ll be ushered through a discreet entrance, down a long hall lined with elegant shops and restaurants, and into the cabaret theater.
Crimson lighting, a mahogany piano and chairs upholstered in rich red velvet add to the sensual atmosphere. If you’ve opted for dinner, arrive 90 minutes before showtime and enjoy a three-course gourmet meal, paired with some of Argentina’s top-quality malbec, chardonnay and sparkling wine (see below for a sample menu.) Or, if you chose the show-only option, slip into your seat in time for the performance and enjoy the provided drinks.
The approx. 90-minute show traces the history of tango, from its origins in cabaret to tango nuevo, made popular by Argentine composer Ástor Piazzolla, who infused jazz and classical music into traditional tango. Watch five couples in period costumes dance stellar choreography, and listen to powerhouse vocalists and the live orchestra. Join in the audience’s fervor during timeless tango favorites like ‘Gallo Ciego’ and ‘La Cumparsita.’
After the performance, enjoy convenient transportation back to your downtown or Recoleta-area hotel.
Sample Dinner Menu:
First course (choose one)
Shrimp and potato salad with cocktail sauce Patagonian venison pâté, pears cooked in Champagne and mixed greens Mustard-infused turkey breast, arugula, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and croutons Main course (choose one)
Beef tenderloin, truffled mashed potatoes, sautéed mushrooms
Salmon, semolina gnocchi with tomato sauce and corn vinaigrette
Lamb ravioli, sage cream, fresh tomato and smoked eggplantDessert (choose one)
Passion fruit pie with chocolate crumbleBittersweet chocolate marquise Banana cream with dulce de leche garnish Beverages
Baron B sparkling wineTerrazas Reserva malbec and chardonnay Soft drinks