All posts tagged: Argentina

Don Julio Parrilla, Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires

Beef is popular in Argentina but not all restaurants serve a good cut of meat. Don Julio Restaurant is one of the best steakhouses I’ve ever been to. The place doesn’t start to happen until 9 PM. There’s an upstairs area, a type of balcony where you can get a great view of the place. The restaurant is rustic with cart-wheel light fixtures, wood panels and cow skin placemats. The most popular thing on the menu is bife de chorizo (sirloin steak) and of course that’s what we ordered. The steak is a main corse in itself, any other side dishes have to be ordered separately. The steaks are huge and juicy and the meat is tender. We heard how great Argentinian wine is so we had to try some. Without knowing too much about wine, I’ve picked the malbec Aguijon de Abeja (Bee Sting) and I was really impressed. I really recommend this wine with red meats. After you’ve finished the bottle of wine you can sign it and ask one of the waiters to put it …

The Old Charm of Buenos Aires

I loved the days I spent in Buenos Aires. The city’s neighborhoods are very different but worth visiting depending on the experience you’re after. On our first day there we had breakfast at the hundred and fifty year old Cafe Tortoni. I had a cafe con leche and three medialunas (croissants) and my boyfriend went for a hot chocolate and three churros (fried-dough pastry). The croissants were smaller and sweeter than a typical French croissant. The cafe is charming with beautiful wooden panels, lots of pictures and waiters dresses in elegant suits. After breakfast we headed south of the city to La Boca. La Boca is the birthplace of tango and soccer player Maradona. Italian immigrants took over this part of town and made it their own by painting the exterior of buildings in bright colours. We walked el caminito, a popular street in La Boca with artists, souvenir shops and tango performers inviting us to sit down at their restaurant for a tango performance. La Boca has a huge soccer stadium and it could make for an interesting experience to watch a game with the …