The real reason I keep returning to Buenos Aires

by Matt on May 15, 2009

steak

Bife de Chorizo from Bar Del Gallego, Bonpland 170 in Palermo,  Buenos Aires.

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Hillary May 15, 2009 at 8:49 am

Understandable! :)

I would return for this: http://chewonthatblog.com/2008/07/14/honing-ou-beef-eating-skills/
(Pepper lomo steak from La Cabrera)

josephine May 15, 2009 at 9:01 am

i adore buenos aires, too! and your reason for returning? matt, i like your style!

keiko May 15, 2009 at 9:43 am

Can’t believe I gave up the BA trip with you, I’ll regret it forever… kxxx

Steve-Anna May 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

You’re killin’ me.

Jessica May 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

WOAH, This is one of God’s beautiful things on the face of the earth!

Hey, let us know if you’re coming to Brazil, we can point you to a few places ;)

Ronald May 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I just finished a nice dinner of roasted pork loin, simply seasoned with rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil, some new potatoes and snap peas… All was right with the world and I thought to myself it couldn’t be any better… Then I looked at this picture and it was all gone. My full tummy moaned and the green of envy set in. Just wanted to say thanks, Matt, for sharing. You evil man you! ;P

Marija May 15, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Seems like a good reason to even move there ;)

Sarah Chavez May 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I love BA for the food too. From Cabana Las Lilas to choripan on the side of the street. I love it all. Hope you are having fun.

Sarah May 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Bife de chorizo kicks stewed prunes ass! I’m a 36 year old woman and that sentence made me giggle like a 14 yr. old boy. Prunes and ass in the same sentence… ;-)

Have a fantastic vacation in BA and everywhere else you go in Argentina. I haven’t been in nearly 15 years, but I remember loving so much. I still dream of Patagonia. And I didn’t truly understand dulce de leche until I had some dulce de leche ice cream in BA. Then I proceeded to try some at every ice cream shop we passed in every neighborhood at all hours of the day and night. The flavors offered there are like a master class and Ben & Jerry should go take it. Had it not been for the extreme heat and endless walking I surely would have gained 20 pounds.

I was young so I didn’t give much thought to my cholesterol levels either. But between all the meat and ice cream, it was a good thing I didn’t stay too long.

I hope you have the most wonderful and memorable travels. Thanks for sharing.

heidileon May 16, 2009 at 8:50 am

Nunca he ido a Mi Buenos Aires querido, even thought I have lots of friends over there!. Looks like your having fun and eating a lo grande over there. Ok, do it. Have a glass of merlot on my name and eat lots of alfajores ;-)

Matt May 18, 2009 at 11:54 am

That was one of my favorite parts of being in BA myself! The steak there is out of this world! You are lucky to be there and enjoying it!

Though I would have a nice glass of Argentinian red wine (which are awesome) in the background myself instead of their beers, (which are only OK..).

Keep posting these photos to make us all jealous!

veggiebelly May 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

have you been to el sanjuanino in recoleta? amazing food!

Hudson May 20, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I am from BA… and miss that sooooooooooo much. Not that the beef here in Los Angeles is bad… but still…. bife de chorizo… *sigh*
And make sure to bring back some provoleta to grill, and some havannets (dulce de leche, of course) from Havanna.
Have you tried the empanadas from La Querencia? (at the corner of Junin and Juncal). You could also go to Cumana… (Rodríguez Peña 1149) it’s REALLY cheap and great regional food (get ready for sucky service, though, but it’s worth it).
Anyway… let me know if you need any pointers… and have fun! (and bring me back some soil in a jar… I never thought I’d miss BA as much as I do.

Yasmin (Almond & The Hazelnut) May 21, 2009 at 2:29 am

Oh the joy that is BA. I was there last year and had me some of the best hunks of meat i’ve had in my life, unadorned and perfect… and I’m referring to the beef of course :)

Candy May 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Wow, your photographs are inspiring. Plus I want steak now.

Culinary Cory May 21, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Wow! That looks like one really big piece of meat. I’d say that’s reason enough to keep coming back.

Julia @ Mélanger May 22, 2009 at 4:03 am

Ohhh, this looks amazing. Being Australian, I definitely appreciate a nice piece of beef!

I’ve never been to Argentina. Although, my first trip to South America will be later this year – Chile, in fact. Any food tips or hints for Santiago?

StickyKeys May 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Oh Matt, that’s just MEAN! :D

Gato Azul May 24, 2009 at 6:45 am

Je comprends tout à fait (I understand fully well)… Now where is the chimichurri?

suburbanrambler May 24, 2009 at 6:54 pm

funny to see you here too; am here for three weeks. make sure to visit social paraiso. dan pearlman, along with guiaoleo, had been my zagat guides and he probably lives around here [las heras + uriburu] near recoleta… in fact i just took three friends to la brigada that he reviewed in san telmo [which was a total zoo today] and went to visit/drop by brasserie petanque and chat with the owner– a swiss, ex-newyorker as dan..

buenas!

msveee May 28, 2009 at 6:58 am

wow. must catch up with your buenos aires posts…yum.
i just returned from my venture to san francisco. i must say all you food bloggers changed the way i travel. finding new things…photographing them, noting…always did but now maybe a bit different way to look and appreciate.
thanks.

Stephanie June 4, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Grrr, you need a search box on your site. ;)

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