- Cuisines: Latin American, International, Fusion
Known largely to Argentines who tango, this small cafe, opened in 2006, has an old-time atmosphere with its exposed-brick walls. The food is basic Argentine staples, such as grilled-beef picadas (tartlets), enhanced with sandwiches and salads, and many people come just for coffee to while away the time and chat. The main highlight of the restaurant is its emphasis on tango and folkloric shows on Friday and Saturday, which sometimes means a small entry fee of about $8 to $12 (£5.70-£8.50), or sometimes none at all. Ask about the schedule of tango classes also held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Owner Ceferina de Jesus Orzuza speaks English, and with her piercing green-hazel eyes, is an engaging woman with whom to hold a conversation. The name of the restaurant is an expression meaning "very Buenos Aires," and she is to the core.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010