Just visiting

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Hope you don't mind a visitor posting here. I'll be in Buenos Aires the last week of August. Staying at the Marriott Plaza and have never been to BA before. Any tips on good/local places to eat? I really just want local food and drink. I get lots of French and Italian in NYC. I'm only there a week. Is it worth the trouble to take a day trip somewhere? I know the weather will be iffie so I know it will limit where I can go. I'd appreciate any tips in general.