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5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Ste. B-21 (I-85) Send to Phone
Authenticity is key at this small, unpretentious restaurant that caters to the local Argentinean and Uruguayan community. The rest of us should support it for its warm service and excellent prices.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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: Argentineans and Uruguayans looking for home-country fare will recognize the matambre, a cold, sliced braised beef wrapping egg, carrot and spinach, served with its side of Russian potato salad, actually a classic Spanish dish. Empanadas are much better than at most local establishments, sporting a crispy crust and generous amounts of well-seasoned filling. The parilla para uno (grill for one), served on a table-top grill after being prepared on a flat grill in the kitchen, is plenty para dos (for two). The tastiest morsel is the asado de tira, a strip of flank with ribs, but the blood sausage is first-rate, and so is the grilled salchicha (another sausage), both made locally for the restaurant. The Argentine sirloin isn't bad; accompanying de rigueur chimichurri sauce tastes freshly made, and is dead-on correct. Kidneys, sweetbreads and chitterlings round out the presentation, but we find these cooked a little too much for our liking. Desserts are made in-house, in the attached bakery. Other tastes include an array of pizzas and pastas---Argentina is arguably a suburb of Italy---and Uruguayan specialty steak sandwiches (chivitos). The wine list is boring, but we're told improvements are in the works.


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