Inspired by a traditional Argentine parrilla, steaks are unsurprisingly the star of the menu here. Though the steaks are hefty, consider girding your loins and ordering a starter or two – you’ll be sorely tempted by the grilled sweetbreads or empanadas.
Most of the steaks are offered in cuts of ‘Cook’ or ‘Hunter’, stretching up to 500g and beyond when you look at the mouth-watering choices on the bone. Alongside the prime cuts are a handful of more interesting options, including short rib and prime rib. If you’re not up for steak, there’s also baby chicken, butterflied and grilled, and a fish of the day.
All steaks arrive with a side of house chimichurri, although more traditional mushroom, pepper and garlic sauces are available too. The side plates are a welcome change from the steakhouse staple of butternut or creamed spinach – expect the likes of roasted bone marrow, and broccoli sautéed in butter, chilli and garlic.
The dessert selection is small, but ticks the right boxes, with pancakes of dulce de leche, and churros with chocolate sauce.
A compact wine list is predictably heavy on the reds to suit the menu, including a selection of Argentine malbecs. There’s an excellent range of Scotch whiskies to round off the meal.
Efficient and friendly throughout, with wait staff always ready to recommend their favourites.
A space of two distinct characters. Downstairs by the bar is busy and bustling, while the (better) upstairs area is cosier, with deep-buttoned banquettes and wooden floors.
Date nights or catching up with friends.
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Excellent service and excellent food. I ordered the Don, 600gram Sirloin on the bone and ate the whole thing. Highly recommended and would definitely go again.
Delicious! We all ordered the recommended Prime rib steak (400g - R185), which was excellent - their chimichurri is still one of my favourites; the meat was cooked perfectly and the side salad is fresh and tasty. Service was friendly and efficient. Corkage is charged at R50 and only one bottle is permitted per table. Definitely one of my favourite "steakhouses", more so because it doesn't feel like one (decor wise).
Loved this place - great vibe, tasty steaks and efficient service. When booking, I would suggest requesting a table upstairs, as downstairs is a bit more bar-like, with seating on bar stools at high tables.
Tiny restaurant with a great vibe, one of those 'best kept secret' places in Cape Town. Excellent steak - we loved the house special, 800g rump Picanha steak served and cut at the table to share. Delicious fries and other side dishes such as the white bean salad, and grilled baby marrows. Tip - on a beautiful evening, ask to be seated on the fairy-light terrace upstairs where they can seat a group of 8 or 10 (if you don't mind the smokers outside).
Not bad could do with some seasoning on the vegetables and the zucchini fritta were not crispy enough
The chef needs to taste before sending out
Cauliflower mash also tasteless
Small wine list not but could be better there are some great Argentinian wines on the market
Nice space dreadful stairs to upstairs and quite dangerous
Perhaps some good vegetables on a skewer could be added for some colour peppers red onions squash courgette,Aubergine on metal would look good