Alvear Palace Hotel

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Enjoy an intimate tea for two
Buenos Aires runs on espresso in the morning and yerba mate in the afternoon. But most visitors won't get the chance to acquire a taste for this bitter herb since it is not typically served in cafes—it's a local custom you're only likely to try if you have an Argentine friend willing to introduce you to it. As an alternative, enjoy tea for two. Recoleta’s stately Alvear Palace Hotel offers a lavish afternoon tea service complete with white linen, Kir royales, and a tempting spread of cakes, scones, and tea sandwiches; it’s like stepping back in time to the city’s elegant past. You’ll also see beautifully presented tea and cake around town in the late afternoon, when locals usually enjoy their merienda (snack.)
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