One of the city's best parrillas, this restaurant serves thick cuts of fine Argentine beef. Like Piegari , El Mirasol is also located in La Recova, but its glassed-in dining area full of plants and trellises gives the impression of dining outdoors. Your waiter will guide you through the selection of cuts, among which the rib-eye, tenderloin, sirloin, and ribs are most popular. A mammoth, 1.1kg (2 1/2 lb.) serving of tenderloin is a specialty, certainly meant for sharing. El Mirasol is part of a chain that first opened in 1967. The best dessert is an enticing combination of meringue, ice cream, whipped cream, dulce de leche (caramel sauce), walnuts, and hot chocolate sauce. The wine list pays tribute to Argentine Malbec, syrah, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon. El Mirasol, frequented by business executives and government officials at lunch and a more relaxed crowd at night, remains open throughout the afternoon.
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- Highly Recommended 2010