Parrilla Peña

A cheap, authentic local parrilla spot in Microcentro

Courtesy of Guía Óleo

This competes with Reencuentro for the spot as my favorite parrilla in the city. It’s a little dirtier than Reencuentro, but instead of waiting in a line out the door, you’ll be waiting among a bunch of regulars: old couples who miss the Argentine countryside and having their own asados, young couples who live around the corner, friends meeting for lunch. It’s the most authentic, the cheapest edible place (except Club Eros), and one of the tastiest. You will take home a box of leftovers, and you will go back. Try the matambre de cerdo for a tender pork cut, or the tira de asado for the best ribs you’ve ever had (sans sauce, of course).

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Rodriguez Peña 682 at Viamonte, in Microcentro. (54-11) 4371-5643. Cash only. Expect to drop around AR$40 and take home leftovers.
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