My First GOOD Milanesa at El Preferido de Palermo

Although I personally have grown quite weary of the very concept of the milanesa, having ordered one too many grease-bombs that left me curled up in bed, whispering little-league-coach-like encouragement to my digestive system (“Come on little fellas, we can do it! Let’s take ’em out of here!”), I had to put one in front of…

Some Empanadas and Penguin Juice at El Sanjuanino

On nights when I don’t want to treck it to Palermo but still want to partake in some low-key merriment here in Recoleta, I usually go for El Sanjuanino. There are many reasons why it is my dive of choice: 1) a pinguino (nifty penguin-shaped porcelain jugs which can hold an always-surprisingly amount of crappy…

Parrilla Pena: The Perfect Parrilla

This place has quickly become one of my favorite meat stops in Buenos Aires because it is real in a way that La Cabrera just isn’t. The ambience is simple, honest and unpretentious. The service is good – surprisingly good – super fast and friendly for this city and especially for a traditional, 4-hour-dinner parrilla. The…

Astrid & Gastón

Nothing better than light, fresh seafood on a miserably hot and sticky summer day in the “Paris of South America”. Especially when it’s prepared Peruvian-style, with plenty of tart lime juice and spicy chile to wake up your heat-stricken, sweaty face. I enjoyed just this at Astrid & Gastón the other day, 3 great marine…

A Delicious Sandwich at Florencio Bistro & Patisserie

It takes a pretty special sandwich to break a 2 month long writer’s block. The prosciutto-mozzarella on ciabatta at Florencio Bistro & Patisserie definitely did the job. Number one on the menu and from now on number one in my list of nearby lunch options, this sandwich was effortlessly delicious. The ciabatta was super-fresh, crisp…

Mexican NumNums by NOLAchef

Have an event coming up? Sick of standing next to your smokeless asador for 5 hours and serving your friends dried out vacio? How about impressing them with some super-flavorful, vibrant and beautiful Mexican food instead? Street-food style sopes with black beans, pickled cactus or salty, spicy, hand-mixed chorizo;  braised beef or pulled pork tacos topped off with clove/all-spice flavored…

The Americana at El Club de la Milanesa

Normally I don’t really like writing about chains but this time I’ll make an exception since 4 out of 5 Argentines I know have told me to come to this place. I was hesitant to and, on retrospect, 100% right to be so. I love milanesas, mostly because they remind me of a Hungarian granny-food…