From Bolivia, we flew to Buenos Aires, home of football legends, Evita, tango and steak!
Our flight was at 7am (skipped breakfast), arrived in Argentina in the afternoon (skipped lunch) and did some sightseeing before dinner. At this point, it was almost 9pm and I was starving! This was the first time in 10 days that I had an appetite and did not diarrhea… so this called for a celebration.. with an Argentinian steak dinner!
The hostel recommended Gran Parrilla del Plata… which, from researching now, is pretty popular, has a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and would be considered the foodie highlight of this trip!
Look at the environment! It’s the most posh of our trip! haha
bife the chorizo (sirloin steak)……. that is double the normal size of steak! It looks perfectly grilled!
steak condiments… chimichurri is the sauce used for grilled meats and it’s made of chopped parsley minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and vinegar.
The steak was grilled perfectly and had a lot of flavour.. however, the steak was really tough. Bife de chorizo is supposedly the best cut already.. but it was so hard to chew.
We could pay US dollars at this restaurant, so this steak was 13 USD only! Such a good price for steak! The conversion rate at the restaurant was way better than the bank!
The 2nd time we had a steak dinner was our 4th and last night in Buenos Aires. We bought tickets to see a tango show and found a parrilla (recommended by Lonely Planet) near Calle Florida in the city center.
Each steak came in a set with salad and bread.. but since this is a no-fuss, hole-in the-wall grill… I decided to not have the risky salad…
bife ancho …. once again, it’s grilled perfectly.. but the meat was sub- par… lots of tendon…so hard to chew!
tango show at the Centro Cultural Borges… There’s tango shows everywhere in Buenos Aires but we chose the one at the cultural center because it’s more authentic and economical. The more elaborate shows come with dinner and it’s quadruple the price!
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
Gran Parrilla del Plata
Chile 594, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Phone:+54 11 4300-8858
Parrilla al Carbón
Lavalle 663, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Phone:+54 11 4328-0824