Argentina is known for their meat, and we love meat. After doing some research we decided to go to the “all you can eat” BBQ restaurant “Siga la Vaca”. Who would be the winner? Me or the cow?
“Lomo” (tenderloin) with chimichurri
This is how it works… inside the restaurant is a buffet with sides and a HUGE barbeque. Our favorite side was the “blue cheese balls” – don’t go here to eat salad!
You can pick whatever meat they have on the grill or you can order steaks the way you like them
First we had the “vacio” a cut of meat from the cows rear mid section and some ribs (left picture). Both cuts are slow cooked. Then we ordered the “bife de chorizo” (thick sirloin in the right picture), had a piece of “carré a la mostaza” (pork loin in mustard sauce).
We also tasted the three different kinds of sausage: chorizo (thick sausage but not spicy), morcilla (blood sausage) and salchida (thin sausage)
We passed on the grilled intestine (had that on the Galapagos and for Christmas) and the chicken (we eat plenty of chicken already)
Included in the price of 495 arg. pesos per person (25 USD or 150 DDK) were one beverage (1 liter of beer/soda or 1 bottle of wine, 750 ml), and after eating more meat than we have ever done, it was time for the included dessert. It is worth coming here for the meat, because we really liked that we could try so many different cuts. So who won? I still think that the cow did. We were defeated by the meat. We had eaten way too much, and went for a 10 km walk around Buenos Aires just to recover.
Watching the contrast between the new and old buildings. The architecture of Buenos Aires reminds us about the architecture in Europe, but it seems like, that the different styles of architecture developed over centuries in Europe have been mixed during the last 150 years in the creation of Buenos Aires.
Even the old style buildings looked new
I wondered what this is…? We came across a telephone booth, which reminded us about London
With the rushing traffic and taxi’s honking their horns, it was like being in any other big city in Europe
This business man riding his Harley Davidson would fit-in in every big city
We loved exploring Buenos Aires on foot, and with all that walking there was room for even more food. So we visited the Mercado de San Telmo, which was just around the corner from the apartment. The Mercado de San Telmo is a mix of restaurants and shops.
Everything from paella (seafood with rice) to a real chocolate brownie. The last piece of real brownie I have had was in Cartagena, Columbia 8 months ago.
The smaller shops offer everything from fruit and vegetables to meat including brain and tongues
The place is a mix of locals and tourists with an amazing atmosphere
It is amazing what you can buy
What else is Buenos Aires famous for – check out the next post!