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The longer you have been living in Buenos Aires, the better you know your way around town, where your favorite shops are, and how to find the best of just about anything. This Resources page is a guide of those goods and services provided by BAIN Downtown members. This list can provide a starting point in your search for services, whether you are still researching a move to Buenos Aires or you are already living here.

Are you a business owner in Buenos Aires? A member of BAIN? For inclusion in this listing, see the How to Add My Business page.

As you have come to know in Buenos Aires, things can change at a moment’s notice. This listing is only as current as you make it, so please, if you see something out of date, or you know a location has changed, Contact Us and let us know!


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Terrie Orr: Sinclair 3148, Belgrano.  Phone: 11 3432-4141.  English speaking hairdresser that works out of her home.  Now offering eyebrow waxing!

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My Buenos Aires Travel Guide: An active blog of local events. The author also runs a private tour company.

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A Gringo in Buenos Aires: To live within the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires Argentina is to live like a Porteño. A Gringo in Buenos Aires is an extensive guide for expats, students, vacationers, or even a native, about living like a Porteño.
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Kids in Buenos Aires: a Facebook page with compiled information about having kids in Buenos Aires.  Ideas, activities and thoughts about having and raising children.

Pick Up The Fork: In the land of beef, wine, and eating disorders, my guide to Argentine good food, not so good food, restaurant reviews and my own creations made from my Buenos Aires kitchen.
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Charitable Organizations


AnyBody Argentina:
AnyBody Argentina is proud to be part of the larger global movement Endangered Bodies (, currently comprised of seven other cities around the globe, all committed to challenging the toxic culture that teaches us to hate our own bodies.

AnyBody Argentina, based out of Buenos Aires since 2010, is committed to transforming the current visual culture and society into one that includes a wide diversity of bodies. A primary focus of our work has involved promoting size law compliance, so that the majority of Argentines (with a focus on teens and women) are able to purchase fashionable clothes with ease, without having to face size prejudice. We also run regular awareness campaigns that highlight the importance of diversity.

We are completely volunteer-run and are always looking for passionate people to join our growing movement. If you are interested in becoming involved, please send along your CV to
Look forward to hearing from you!
Sharon Haywood,
Founder and Director


Send a Child to School is an all volunteer organization that was started by BAIN members in 1995. Today SACS provides individualized backpacks for underprivileged children in Greater Buenos Aires area so that they may begin their school year in March prepared and eager to learn. Volunteers help fill the backpacks and then they are delivered directly to the children. Fund raising is accomplished through various events, raffles and gratefully accepted corporate and personal donations.

For more information, please visit: and look for us on Facebook!

Founded in 1987, ADEA is Association of Spouses of Accredited Ambassadors in Argentina, a legally registered non-profit organization one of whose main objectives is to support Argentine charities through fund-raising events held throughout the year. The ADEA Charity Committee meets monthly to consider and evaluate requests. Donations have included dialysis equipment, pediatric wheel chairs, kitchen and dining equipment, musical instruments for a children’s orchestra, re-editing of an HIV-prevention pamphlet, and printing of books regarding cancer support issues.

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Child Activities


Location: Inside the Museo Evita, Palermo, Lafinur 2988
Kindermusik class is taught by independent teachers, so you need to be cautious with which classes you seek out, but Alcira is a great instructor (she speaks perfect English though the class is conducted in Spanish). The classes focus on music and dance for children 0-5 years old (separated by age). They offer sign up for monthly classes, one class per week, for AR$400 per month. There is a one time inscription fee that changes yearly, though you are able to attend a trail class before committing to the monthly fee. The classes run on a semester schedule.

Location: Instituto Cambridge, Recoleta, Tucumán 1483
There is also a Kindermusik location in Recoleta, taught within the Cambridge Institute.  The instructors speak English, though the class is taught in Spanish. The classroom is smaller, though clean and still quite nice, and the fees are around 50% of the Palermo location.

Ocampo Wellness Club Swim Lessons:
Location: Palermo, Ortiz de Ocampo 3250
Phone: 4802-8877 / 4803-2963

Ocampo Wellness Club is a fully functional gym with an indoor pool where you can sign up separately for swim lessons. They offer “Mommy & Me” classes for baby’s 6 months – 2 years and solo classes for kids 2 – 12 years. Their indoor pool is great for little ones since they have a super shallow end for little ones to practice standing. You can choose 1, 2 or 3 classes per week from AR$290, AR$370, or AR$450 per month. They also offer prenatal swim classes for expecting mamas.


Museo de los Niños:
Location: Shopping Abasto, Av. Corrientes 3247, Nivel 2
Phone: (054-11) 4861-2325
The Museo de los Niños is a children’s museum located in the second level of the Abasto shopping mall. It is open from 1pm – 8pm Tuesday through Sunday and has a special calendar available on their website to discuss their hours on holidays. Children 2 and under are free, as are teachers (when you provide a pay stub and DNI) and people over the age of 65. For kids 2 – 17 tickets are AR$50 each, and adults are AR$20. Also, using your DNI as proof, the entrance fee is waved on your birthday.

El Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales:
Location: Located behind the Recoleta Cultural Center, Junin 1930 y Quintana
An interactive science museum ideal for children 4 years old and up.  Their motto “Prohibido no tocar” (it’s forbidden not to touch) makes this museum great for any toddling little ones, though under the age of 4 they are probably not understanding a whole lot of the science part.  As of 2013, the entrance fee is AR$25 for anyone over the age of 4.
Hours: 10am – 5pm, Tues -Fri; 3:30pm – 7:30pm, Sat & Sun, closed Mondays.

Bioparque Temaiken:
Location: Ruta 25, Km. 1, Escobar, Provincia de Buenos Aires
Phone: (03488) 43-6900
A great day trip for kids of almost any age.


Zoologico Palermo:
Location: Av Las Heras and Sarmiento (main entrance located at Plaza Italia)
Phone: 4011-9900
This zoo is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm. General admission is AR$25, or AR$40 if you choose the “passporte ahorro” that includes the reptile and aquarium areas and a ride on their little boat attraction.

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Bayard (Palermo): Castex 3348, Tel. (54-11) 4803-0902
Starts with preschool and continues to high school. *Bilingual.

Belgrano Day School (Belgrano):
A school that starts in preschool (2 years old) and continues through high school. *Bilingual.

Colegio del Arce (Canitas):
Starts in preschool (1 year old) and continues through high school. *Bilingual.

Nightingale (Palermo): Bulnes 2571, Tel 4802-1913
Preschool only located in Palermo. *Bilingual.

Lincoln (La Lucilia, Northern Suburbs):, Andrés Ferreyra 4073, Tel: (54)(11) 4851-1700
The American school, elementary through high school. *More English than bilingual.

Risas de la Tierra (Palermo): Cerviño 3760, 4802-2683
Music and dance centered preschool starting at 18-months. *Spanish only.

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Family Services

La Leche League “Liga de la Leche Argentina” – Lactation support.

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Fashion & Accessories



Location: 929 Maipu St.
Leather jackets, handbags and furs in stock or can tailor make in one day. I ship to the USA and other countries. Hours are Mon-Fri 9:30 am to 8 pm, Sat 9:30 am to 5 pm. Sundays and holidays are by appointment only.
Contact: Bettina Rizzi, Tel./Fax:(+5411) 4313-5307, cell: 15-5175-8500.


VINTIUM BAGS: Handcrafted leather wine bottle bags in many colors and styles. 1, 2, 4, and 6 bottle capacity available.

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Food & Drink




Tony and Nino have opened their apartment for a closed door restaurant on Friday evenings. you are seated at a communal dining table for 10 people for a night of beautiful food and conversation with old or new friends. Nino is a fully trained Chef having trained in Europe and worked in top restaurants in Europe and BA. Check out our website for more information on menu and contact details.
Contact: Tony Gillespie,, Phone: 11-4970-4865
Location: Palermo Botanico


Location: Guatemala 5415 (corner with Juan B. Justo in Palermo Hollywood)

Sugar & Spice is offering authentic home-baked style treats which can now be found in select gourmet and specialty food stores throughout the country. Our goodies include: Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Pasion for Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Almond Biscotti, Nocciola Cantucci (chocolate & hazelnut), Chocolate Cantucci (chocolate & walnuts), Almond Raisin Cantucci, Pound Cakes, and Stollen. The list of stores where you can purchase our products is located on the DTNC website. Please contact us to inquire about our prices, to place orders, or to give us any suggestions.
Contact: Frank Almeida, 4777-5423

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iHABLO: Learn Spanish in your own words, English!

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Description of Service:  Spanish Class for Beginners (English speaking beginners)  –  iHablo is a Spanish curriculum designed here in Buenos Aires to teach Spanish to English speakers.  iHablo offers two courses:
Course Level 1 – Your Beginning, designed for beginning students; and
Course Level 2 – Your Next Step, for students who have completed Level 1

The schedule for each course is 2 weeks, 2 hours per day, Monday thru Friday, in Recoleta.  Class size is limited to four.  All course materials are furnished by iHablo.  To sign up, please see, and/or send an e-mail directly to  Please include your contact information.



TEACHER, ENGLISH/SPANISH: Location:Recoleta/Barrio Norte

Silvia Portalanza teaches Spanish and English to children and adults. She offers flexible hours and individualized classes. Contact Silvia directly for rates and availability.
Contact: Silvia Portalanza:, 15-3073-3039

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Medical Services


Dra. Adriana Campione:, F.D. Roosevelt 2973, 1st floor #D, Belgrano 4783-3148, cell:  15-5038-8040.

Dra. Adriana Campione, General Dentist and Orthodontics Specialist, speaks English and Spanish. In addition to her general dentist practice, Dra. Campione is an orthodontics specialist for adults and children. Dra. Campione has been in practice for over 20 years.  Top professional with a warm and friendly personality.

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Dr. Howard Raiten, Ph.D.    114-050-5187,

I am a licensed psychotherapist who provides services in English to individuals (children, adolescents, adults), couples, families and groups. I have had over 30 years of experience practicing in multiple venues including Argentina, Hawaii, New York City, Boston, Hong Kong, Micronesia, etc. In addition to practicing psychotherapy I have trained and supervised psychotherapy interns, taught at several universities (New York University, University of Denver, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hawaii, etc.), conducted research in the fields of psychotherapy and mental health and been the director of a multicultural mental health center. I provide short and long-term psychotherapy and am skilled at dealing with the whole range of mental health problems and personal growth and development issues.

If I can be of service I would be pleased to meet with you for a free initial consultation at my office in Palermo.

Ximena Farren (PhD. MA. Lic. Psic.) MN:25688,

Senior Clinical Psychologist with 17 years experience and significant international experience. I exercised my profession in 3 countries, including Spain and the Republic of Ireland where I was validated as Senior Clinical psychologist and worked in the state health service of that country (HSE). English and Spanish .  Bilingual.   I developed a special interest in intercultural and transcultural processes.

I can be of help in the treatment of disabling symptoms and conditions like Depression, Anxiety, grief, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, PTSD, Addictions, marital problems, couples facing infertility, etc. I also work with individuals who want to examine their experience and work towards growth and improving their quality of life and with those who are struggling with cultural differences.
Contact:, Phone: 15-3427-4385
Discounts for BAIN Members.

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Personal Wellness



Betsubara Dojo is an urban refuge offering martial arts & exercise classes as well as thai massage, reflexology and reiki treatments.  In a renovated warehouse with high ceilings and lots of light, we offer tai chi, aikido, kung fu and jiu-jitsu classes, some exclusively for women and others mixed.  It’s a space where beginners are welcome and encouraged, and it’s a place designed to make you feel at home.

Aikido and Jiu-jitsu classes for kids, ages 5 – 13 years old.
Exercise classes for adults looking to increase flexibility and strength.

Kung fu, aikido and jiu-jitsu classes exclusively for women, designed specifically to cater to women’s bodies and ways of learning.

Amanda Gray
Phone Contact: 15.3283.0961
Location: lerma 365, villa crespo
Discount for BAIN Members: 50% off first 5-class pass
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A native of Finland with 30+ years of experience in fitness and dance, Arja has taught internationally in both the U.S. and in Europe. She is now based in Buenos Aires and offering one-on-one classes with flexible hours.  Make a positive change in your life through fitness!

Arja Pirinen
Phone Contact: 15-3597 2827
Email Contact:

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Professional Services


Personal shopper Sophie Lloyd offers private and group customized shopping tours and experiences to visitors and locals living in the city. She’ll help you get the most out of Buenos Aires’ unique shopping scene and help you find what’s on your wish list, whether it’s fashion, homewares, leather or souvenirs. Tours include visits to secret showrooms and artisan workshops. She also offers personal styling and wardrobe edits and gift shopping services. BAIN members are offered a discount of 15%.

1234 Email:


Phone: 11 3921 0460





Josh Johnson (aka “MacDaddy”) is an Apple Macintosh technician from New York City, now based here in Buenos Aires.  Services include upgrades, minor repairs, software and hardware installations, and training on all Apple products. Contact him for a full list of services and rates.
Many positive references for Josh can be found on all the expat message boards. House calls for no extra charge.
Contact: Josh Johnson:, 15 3948-3398.



The World Designs, Ltd. Series:
The first book of the series, The Kámen, takes place in Czechoslovakia, amid the chaotic 1990 aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The second book, The Long Way Home, traces a long and perilous chase across the Netherlands and Belgium.
A third volume, To Hold a Rainbow, is set in 1990 Argentina. This time two brothers from Colombia take on a drug lord in Misiones Province, at the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
And number four, A Land without Morning, takes place in Afghanistan, again pitting the World Designs Ltd. operatives against the Kabul drug trafficking cartel.

These books are available online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in Perfect Bound format. They are also offered as eBooks, on Kindle and Nook. For BAIN Members there is no shipping, handling or taxes charged if books are purchased from the author.
For more information, please contact Bonnie Ridley Kraft at, or go to her website at



I very highly recommend the services of Iris Pintura for any kind of indoor or outdoor paint job, renovation or light construction. These guys are honest and very detail oriented. So far they have a 100% costumes satisfaction rate and that is because they don’t play any of the games of hussles. What ever the size of the project, it will be completed on time and on budget and done to the highest standard. I started working for these guys exactly because of their philosophy, a real old school good business sense which is so rare to find here in Buenos Aires. I encourage you to read the story of how Iris Pintura came to be at; in itself it is a very heart warming tale so rarely heard in this world. If you are considering a project you may want to read our manifesto as well at It does not matter if its a small reconstruction or if you are an architect or a real estate developer, we work on every scale.
Contact: Aleksander Plonski, 15-4057-8572, email contact:


Will transform English written by non-native speakers into polished, professional prose. Reports, articles and agreements (American-trained attorney on staff). Will also work wonders for native-English speakers who want to improve their written materials.
Contact: Howard Maurer, 4811-7696


Location: Azopardo 1345, Capital Federal (San Telmo), Argentina
Transpack Argentina and the Transpack Companies provide packing, moving, customs, storage, and shipping service for household effects. Through its relocation arm, it also provides home search, school search, cultural and practical orientation, coordination for look-see visits, airport pickup, and extensive documentation assistance such as obtaining visas, DNI, drivers license, and more.
Contact: Marcia Williamson:, 54-11-4363-9300

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Tour & Travel


Horseback Riding with Caballos A La Par:

Description of Service: Just 30 minutes away from Buenos Aires city, you can enjoy yourself horseback riding, learning and having fun. At a unique and amazing Forest Reserve, you can be in touch with nature riding throughout thousands of acres of a paradisiacal landscape. All our activities and services are PERSONALIZED AND TAILOR-MADE. Caballos A La Par is a Horseback Riding Stables and an Equestrian Training Centre whose main objective is to help you develop your riding skills and confidence (regardless of level from absolute beginners to the more proficient/advanced). Only the owners (who are also the instructors) will ride free “side by side” (or in Spanish “A La Par”) with you. We ride in small groups, we don’t ride on trails and the horses don’t follow each other !!! We invite you to share this exciting adventure with Caballos A La Par, a Different, Unique and Rewarding Experience. Caballos A La Par is open every day of the week. We will be waiting for your visit !!!
Contact: Miriam Kapel, Email:
Phone Contact: +54 911 35524025
Discount for BAIN Members: Yes



Zelfa has been traveling to Antarctica since 1997 and she promotes fascinating trips to the Antarctic Peninsula on board of ice strengthen vessels departing from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego during November through the end of February. It’s a lifetime experience to visit the White Continent while you are living in Buenos Aires.
Contact: Zelfa Silva, 4806-6326


A family owned wholesale boutique travel company based in Buenos Aires, dedicated & specializing in travel services for discerning BAIN members. Sundance Spirit is known for providing meticulously planned, flexible, custom-designed itineraries based on hands-on personal experience. Our field of expertise extends domestically to every conceivable destination within Argentina, to Brasil, Chile, Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos. Then there are our portfolio of alluring international destinations we have accumulated 20 years of personal & operational knowledge of, such as South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, UAE / Dubai, Egypt & across the South Pacific to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji & Tahiti.
Contact: Allan Falck, 011- 4313-6626

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NOTE: Listings on the Resources page are subject to the discretion of the Board and are for informational purposes only; BAIN Downtown is not responsible for any actions and/or outcomes in regard to these offerings.






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