Tango Porteño, these two words genuinely sum up the essence and identity of a great city. To be born in Buenos Aires is to be Porteño - and tango was born and is alive in Buenos Aires - the city of Tango. At the end of the twenties, a small theater existed at 700 Corrientes Ave (when Corrientes was still a narrow street). The now legendary Porteño Theater, as it was called, faced Tabarís, another renowned theater. About the year 1925, the famous French artist Maurice Chevalier made his debut in the theater. It was he who premiered the Tango Porteño, a Tango Composed by Francisco Pracánico to celebrate Chevalier´s debut in the Porteño Theater. That same year, the Tango Porteño was recorded by Carlos Gardel for de Odeón label, and a legend was born. We have recreated the most important, unparalleled age of Tango history in our Tango Porteño. In this special place only a few steps from the famous Obelisk we have recovered the essence of a unique time and place. The setting is luxurious and is the embodiment of refined ambience; a treasured Metro Goldwyn Mayer movie theater from bygone years. The theater was restored down to te last detail in pure art-deco style and is complemented creations. We have a great commitment to excellence, and our mission has been fulfilled. Tango Porteño is the image of Buenos Aires.
THE GOLDEN DECADE SHINES ONCE AGAIN
Tango Porteño recreates the golden age of the forties, which is unquestionably known as the reign of the tango, the great Argentinean passion. Here you will travel through time in the glory days of Buenos Aires when tango was enjoyed and breathed in every corner of the city. Tango Porteño is a marvelous space where all the stars of the Golden Age of Tango live together. During the magical decade the great orchestras of Canaro, Fresedo, Piazzolla, De Caro, Gobbi, Biagi, De Angelis, Di Sarli, D´Arienzo, Lomuto, D´Agostino, and of course the unforgettables both Troilo and Pugliese developed to their full potential in a wholesome but demanding rivalry and challenged each other at the Chanteclair, Marabú, Tabaris, Tibidabo and many other ballrooms. The meticulous scenery and costumes at the Tango Porteño create the ultimate framework to transport you to that enchanting time when all Buenos Aires was Tango - an unforgettable experience