La Cabrera, Grillado & Bar
Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on December 18, 2010
Whilst aboard Grande Francia we had steak every lunch and every dinner, approximately 60 meals over the duration of the trip, it was with some trepidation that we checked out La Cabrera.
Highly recommended, Rough Guides say: “This fabulous down-to-earth parilla serves hard-to-beat Bifes de Chorizo (the half portion can feed two) with an array of delicious tapa garnishes; it’s so popular the owners had to open a second restaurant just up the road. Reservations aren’t accepted, so go early and grit your teeth until a table is free…’
As we found out, they do take bookings(!)
Feeling rather gutted that we might not get in we stuck our names down on the waiting list and told to come back at 2045hrs which we did, and were quickly seated – the restaurant was buzzing and we both felt quite lucky at getting in, particularly as it was a friday night!
The menu was pretty extensive with a good wine list – the menu also states that “the chef wants you to know that each dish is abundant…’
For starter we shared a prawn dish which was huge and we ended up leaving 3/4 of said dish which we brought home to have for lunch the following day. For mains, I had the 400gm Biefs de Chorizo (med rare,) Shelley the Confit of Duck.
We also ordered a very expensive Argentinian Pinot Noir which was delicious.
We tried to order a couple of sides, the waiter dismissed this with a ‘you’ll not be needing anything else…!’
The food was very good and the portions were more than generous – if you go, just order one starter and one main, sharing both! We had a great night out – even though the place was packed there was no rush to finish our meal.
Total bill was $460 pesos which is a considerable amount for Argentina though the Beef was approx £10(!) and we paid about $170 peso for the wine…