Flank steak, stuffed pork bondiola (shoulder)
Cabrera 5099, Buenos Aires
+54 11 4831 7002
There are parrillas (steakhouses), and then there is La Cabrera. Located amongst the quietly superior boutiques and bars of BA’s Palermo area, the restaurant is a shrine to simple meat cookery and majors on exceptional steaks that can appease even the city’s notoriously uppity beef bloggers. The meat here is expertly sourced with bola de lomos, bife de costillas and asados sizzled with unparalleled care and attention to bring out the flavour of the country’s famed grass-fed beef.
While unapologetically steak-focused, La Cabrera is also known for the high quality of its starter plates – try the provoleta de queso de cabra (grilled goat’s cheese) and its chinchulines de cordero (small lamb intestines) – and its unusually creative side dishes, which include quail egg potato salad, pureed squash, tomato-marinated pinto bean and a stunning potato gratin. If a table proves elusive, try La Cabrera’s equally vaunted sister restaurant, La Cabrera Norte.