For those of you not familiar with Argentine cuisine it consists of the following: meat, meat, and more meat. I recommend coming to this place on a COMPLETELY EMPTY STOMACH. You can see from the picture how huge the portions are. Prices are verrrry reasonable thanks to the exchange rate.
According to the guidebook, Cabana Las Lilas is one of the best steakhouses in Argentina. It is located in the up and coming area of Puerto Madero, right on the waterfront. Service was great, as you are served a variety of appetizers within seconds of being seated.
For those of you looking to practice your Spanish, "jugoso" means rare and "bien cocina" means well-done. Other essential phrases are "mas vino" which means "more wine".
This restaurant has to be among the great steakhouses of the world. Dark wook sets the atmosphere as you walk in past their wine cellar and the grill where busy chefs make it all happen. You must come hungry, though, as meals wil be quite filling, but not at the level you find in some of the steakhouses in west Texas, USA. The restaurant raises its own cattle and this is obvious by their incredibly tender beef dishes. Not a beef eater? Then get some of their salmon. By American standards, their wine is pretty much being given away in terms of prices. Great selection from Mendoza valley and their wine list is divided between exceptional and very good wines.
Favorite Dish: You just have to try their "lomo," or tenderloin together with their puree of "calabaza." Life just doesn't get any better than this. And you don't even have to order an appetizer, because before you know it, there will be a huge plate before you full of chicken, salmon, anchiovies, bread, and cheese. And what's more, during our June 2004 visit, dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine and coffee (which they served with an assortment of delicious sweets) came up to about $46 American dollars!
in Puerta Madero, on the river, is this great Argentine steak house. It's beautifully done, and the food is great too. And it keeps coming. Go hungary, because you'll be eating plenty. There are so many types of meat to choose from, and they're ll great, as well as the fish. I went here several times, and each time it was very good.
You get what you pay for in life, and the fact that Cabaña Las Lilas is one of the most expensive parilla restaurants in BA is proof of this: it is without a doubt the best restaurant of its kind in the city. The owner apparently flies in the beef daily from his own cattle ranch (estancia) in the Pampas, the vast grassland region of Argentina famous for producing the best beef in the world.
The food, ambience, service, and water-front location at Cabaña Las Lilas are all outstanding. If you are visiting BA from abroad and only eat at one restaurant, make this the one. If you live here and earn pesos, get your visitors to pick up the tab! (actually, it's still very inexpensive by U.S. standards).
Favorite Dish: Ojo de Bife, "jugoso" (Rib-Eye Steak, medium rare). Before I tried it myself, a friend told me it was so good it made her cry. She was right!
Housed in a modern, converted warehouse along the river in Puerto Madero, this airy parilla restaurant manages is widely considered one of the city's best, and for good reason. The place was not at all touristy but instead filled with an array of Argentinians wearing everything from evening dresses and sports coats to jeans. Service was impeccable. Great wine list also.
Favorite Dish: Grilled beef is the house specialty but every dish seemed divine. I don't eat red meat and had a superb grilled chicken dish with pumpkin mash. Bread was served a few moments after we set down, as is typical in Argentina, yet this was the only restaurant we visited where a designated bread-basket server stopped by every so often to replenish our plates with the most divine selection of breads I've ever seen.
Superb steak ….I can’t compare, but probably one of the bests in town…..if not in the whole world…
Favorite Dish: The baby beef is really great....
We were in four and ordered only one dish for all.....It's enough!
They have great food and great attention. You can notice that in the bill also...
Favorite Dish: Tenderloin steak
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