Bandoneon mate bar-cafe is a must for tango fans and admirers of Latin American culture. Situated in the historical center of Athens, in the neighborhood of Thission, it offers a pleasurable experience of music, taste and the passion of Argentina.
Bandoneon — Photo courtesy of Bandoneon
Try the famous mate tea, Che Guevara's favorite, or a classic cortado coffee with a dessert made with dulce de leche. In the evenings, enjoy traditional empanadas or picada, accompanied by vinto tinto. The decor is inspired by the era of Evita Peron, with comfortable couches and armchairs and different styles for each table, which are placed around the dance floor. Chandeliers and gold-framed photographs, depicting dancers, musicians and poets from the history of tango, complement the atmosphere.
Mate at Bandoneon — Photo courtesy of Bandoneon
Tango music is the main selection, as the space is ideal for dancing all day, and every evening before the milongas, there are free lessons for those who wish to learn this passionate dance. The menu is inspired by the classic cafes of San Telmo, served according to tradition.
Every evening, Bandoneon presents a different milonga, offering the public a unique experience in one of the most romantic cafes in town, with many fans. Closed groups for tango lessons are held at the Bandoneon Tango Studio where experienced teachers explain the intricacies of the dance.