EL CLAUSTRO Santa Catalina

EL CLAUSTRO Santa Catalina is one of those hidden gems that you will, only find, by the hand of a local. Located right the middle of the downtown of Buenos Aires (city porteña, how local refer to it), a little mirage of peacefulness, good taste and an interesting gourmet options.

 Have you ever thought that within a Monastery right in the heart of Buenos Aires you will be able to enjoy an amazing lunch ? Well this is the case. Take a short break on your Day Tour of Buenos Aires and relax at this charming and unique restaurant. During the warm season you also have the plus to have access to the outdoors patio.

I was there yesterday for lunch, and I would have to strongly recommend the Stuffed Chicken Breast with goat cheese and dried tomatoes with a spinach quiche. Yummmy… !!!!

(*) For those interested on trying EL CLAUSTRO Santa Catalina here are the details ( San Martin 705, corner of San Martin and Viamonte. Tel. 4312-0235 ) CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends


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Argentina turns into the second country in the American continent and first in Latin America to approve Gay Marriage. Despite a strong and controversial opposition by the church, in a debate that lasted over 14 hours, with 33 votes in favor 27 against and 03 abstentions, it became a law during last night after a majority vote in favor in the government’s upper house.

The whole process and debate denotes a social / political / cultural growth in the Argentinean society, where those in favor and against had their chance to express their points of view and preferences.

The whole project was supported from the very beginning by the Kirshner presidential couple, with questionable internal fights between their current administration and strong critics by the highest authorities of the church. The perfect disguise for very controversial political and social times that Argentina is undergoing.

BUT the important issue is that from TODAY on, guys we can get married. Congratulations to those that have actively and openly fought and supported this project. NOW the questions is  WHO WANTS TO MARRY ME  🙁 no one… anyone. ???