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Las Vacas Gordas

933 Normandy Dr. Send to Phone
305-867-1717 | Menu
Marinated and grilled steaks are the specialty at this Argentine restaurant, one of Miami's first parrillada places.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Las Vacas Gordas Restaurant Review

: When this loud, and originally cramped, Argentine restaurant first opened in the mid-1990s, people lined up outside and waited as long as an hour for a table. Why? Because Las Vacas Gordas, which translates as The Fat Cows, offered various steaks that are marinated, tossed onto the parilla (grill) and served with scorching chimichurri on the side---for under $10. After a dramatic expansion/renovation in 2010, the space is no longer cramped; it's actually rather upscale glam-loungy. It's still loud, though, and waits often remain long---even when tables are free; service is not the most attentive. Steaks are still deeply flavorful, too, but now cost at least twice as much---and specials, like a "Kobe" steak, put The Fat Cows in the fat cat price range. Considering that the justly-famed enrollada skirt steak, when unrolled, hangs over its plate and can feed two, it's not a bad deal.

User Ratings & Reviews for Las Vacas Gordas
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by solenskinner on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:19 pm
Waited 1.30 hrs for our filet mignon, and then was cooked well done. we had asked for medium rare. had to wait another 30 min..when the steaks arrived was this time just seared extremely rare.
how difficult can it be to prepare a nice piece of meat ?
by then we had lost our appetite and was running out of time..
we left hungry, and very upset. to top it was overcharged for the bottle of redwine. Arrogant mgr when we complained, he did not even bother to come to our table.
We will never dine here again.
by aileen on Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:07 pm
I have to recognize the food is great, and with a little patience you can truly enjoy South American steak.
I will recommend the "Entrana" wich is the skirt steak. EXCELLENT !!!!
tks por todo exelenteeeeeeeeee!!!!!!
by maryfermiami on Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:43 am
:D gracias por su dedicacion atencion y esmero y los mejor para completar un buen dia fue la comida y el postre exelenteeeee ... sigan asi VACAS GORDAS nos vemos prontito !!!! NÂș 1 x lejos
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