Croisscants are a great cheap option to start the day. There are many bakeries all over Buenos Aires that have fresh goods made daily. Three small and sweet croisscants go for 10 pesos. Other options
- Free Hostel Breakfast
- Empanadas-10 pesos each (1 might suffice). More of a lunch option though.
Then you way it out by the Kilogram and pay by your weight. This delicious treat ended up being 36 pesos. It was very filling and I was very surprised to find that pretty much everything in it had squid. There were a few disgusting foods in it that I had to throw out, but for the most part it was very delicious.
So far we have had breakfast and lunch for 45 pesos.
In Buenos Aires all the locals drink mate. It is more than just a drink it is a way of life. It gives you lots of energy with its caffeinne and it has ten times the antioxidants of green tee. Argentinians each have their own particular way of preparing the mate but it always involves this type of cup with a straw. You drink out of the straw and when you run out of hot water, you pour more hot water into the cup. The mate leaves just stay in there for up to ten steeps. This is the best pick-me-up drink in Buenos Aires. A setup for a cup, straw and a bag of mate will go for 45 pesos. But try going up to any Argentinian you meet that is drinking mate and they will most definitely eventually share with you over conversation. Mate is a very social drink here in Buenos Aires and is a very big contributor to the relaxed and laid back lifestyle.
Once you have your cup this is essentially free as long as you can get hot water, so I will say that we are still at 45 pesos, and high on energy too.
Now we are at 75 pesos.
For Dinner you are going to need to eat greasy because we only have 25 pesos left. For 25 pesos you can probably get two of these with a pop. These are called super panchos. Hot dogs are very famous down here.
- The Mcdonalds Super Value menu is about 15 pesos an item.
- Empanadas and coke. Probably can get this for 25 pesos as well. The flavours Ï have seen for empanadas so far are carne(pork, beef chicken), spinach or verdura (vegetable).
So if you want to live cheaply in Buenos Aires, just be prepared to not be eating very healthy and maybe to be hungry at times. Sometimes it's worth it to spring a little bit of money to eat healthy and make new friends.