Mix of beef and chicken meats grilled in an open fire or wooden oven.
Exquisite patties stuffed with meat, vegetables or cheese.
Stew made with beef, legumes, and rice, and served in a squash.
Meat roll stuffed with peppers, eggs, and vegetables, that can be served cold or hot.
Alcoholic beverage derived from non-distilled fermentation of corn.
Typical food of Tigre, Argentina
Tigre has a great variety of traditional dishes, and has adopted some recipes from the nearby city of Buenos Aires. Its gastronomy mixes different cuisines from the colonists with indigenous ingredients used by local people, to blend ancestral and modern flavors.
The Argentine meat is healthy, tasty, and essential for local people. “Asado” (grilled meat) is the most typical way to prepare it and is a synonym of family and friends encounters and celebrations. It is usually accompanied by “Chimichurri”, a very seasoned and spicy sauce made with garlic, oil, vinegar, pepper, and salt. In addition to the steaks, local people tend to eat grilled spicy sausage, kidneys, and sweetbreads in the famous “Parrillada mixta”. The cuisine of Tigre is also represented by the famous patties, which can be stuffed with beef, chicken, ham, or cheese. Another renowned dish is “Matambre”, a kind of rolled meat stuffed with peppers, eggs, and vegetables, that can be served cold or hot. The regional cuisine is also represented by the pre-Hispanic “Locro”, prepared by sautéing corn and pork with chickpeas, beans, and squash; and also “Carbonada”, a soup of meat, legumes, and rice served in a pumpkin.
A good barbecue must always be accompanied by a good wine, as the Argentine Malbec, for example. Another traditional drink of the north is “Chicha”, made from the fermentation of corn. However, the characteristic infusion throughout the territory is “Mate”, served at any time. It is prepared by pouring hot water into a small container of the same name, with yerba ‘mate’. Some people prefer to sweeten it with sugar, others simply enjoy it bitter.
A delicious dessert after the main course cannot miss. The region is known for its sweets as “Cayote”, fruit similar to the watermelon; “Duraznos cuaresmillos”, and “Alfajor”, which consists of two discs of dough stuffed with caramel milk and wrapped with chocolate. However, ice cream is the favorite for dessert. Most of the ice-cream shops preserve the Italian artisanal preparation, which gives a distinctive flavor.
We invite you to visit El Ciervo Rojo restaurant, where you can admire a beautiful panoramic view of Sarmiento River on a balcony while enjoying a delicious Argentinian barbecue. You can also visit a most central place called “El Reloj del Tigre”, that has a large terrace with a unique view to downtown and the river, and offers grilled steaks, homemade pastas, and a variety of 55 pizzas.
If you travel from May to September, make sure you bring warm clothing.
Summers are warm and quite humid in Delta del Tigre. You should drink enough water.
The inhabitants of Tigre dress in a fashionable way, sport pants or shorts are not common to stroll in the city.
There is much to see in the vicinity of Tigre, so we recommend packing comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.
The weather in Tigre, Argentina
Tigre has a temperate climate with average temperatures ranging from 24 ºC (75 °F) in January to 11 ºC (51 °F) in July. The annual average temperature is 18 ºC (64 °F), which allows to enjoy the city throughout the year, despite the normal high humidity. Rains are more frequent in summer and fall, but it can rain at any time of year.
What to bring by season
Summer (December to January): summers are hot and very humid. Mornings are warm and temperatures rise during the day reaching 29 ºC (84 °F), but they drop at night to 18 ºC (64 °F), so you might need a light sweater. You should wear light clothing and comfortable walking shoes, and bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a swimsuit.
Fall (March to May): at the beginning of the season, noon and early afternoon are hot with temperatures reaching 26 ºC (78 °F), while mornings and evenings are cooler. Towards the end of the season, days are cool and nights are cold with temperatures that drop to 10 °C (50 °F). You should bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to wear during daytime, and warm clothing for the early morning and evening.
Winter (June to August): June and July are the coldest months of the year. The cold is moderate during the day, but becomes considerably cooler at night. You will need to bring a coat or jacket and a scarf to go out.
Spring (September to November): spring in Tigre brings sunny days, but temperatures are still slightly cold in the morning and at night, rising at noon. In November, average temperatures reach 25 °C (77 °F) and decrease to 15 °C (59 °F). You should bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for daytime and warmer clothing for the morning and evening.
Tigre is a small village on the bank of the river of the same name, in Gran Buenos Aires. The capital city is 32 kilometers (19.2 mi) away. Tigre is a very colorful place, specially at Puerto de Frutos, a commercial area at the edge of the river where you will find handmade furniture, fruits, and vegetables, as well as rattan items.
Tigre is also famous for hosting Museo Naval de la Nación with more than 200 scale reproductions of boats and historical pieces regarding the naval history of Argentina. Other museums in the city are Museo de las Artes, Museo de la Reconquista, and Museo del Mate, a very popular beverage in the country.
Some of the most popular attractions include Parque de la Costa, an amusement park with over 70 games, including five roller coasters, as well as the casino of the city with more than 1,900 slot machines. For nature lovers, there are several sightseeing tours through the river and to the area of Delta, where you can visit a biosphere reserve, home to deer and birds.
***The official currency of Argentina is the Argentine Peso (ARS).