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Need Recommendation - Argentinean Restaurant for Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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nd33x Aug 16, 2006 09:56 PM

I recently saw a television program that showed a NY Argentinean restaurant that prepared its steak with a chimichurri sauce. I have never tried it and it looked very tasty. Does anyone have any recommendations in the Glendale/Pasadena/Downtown area?

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    JBC Aug 16, 2006 11:09 PM

    Not in your requested area, but farther west:

    Third entree from the top:

    http://www.carlitosgardel.com/carne.html

    They also have a house brand of Chimichurri sauce that you can order/purchase (hit that button up top). Don't know if they "actually" make it themselves.

    1. Das Ubergeek Aug 16, 2006 11:33 PM

      El Morfi Grill, in the 200 block of North Brand (across from the Alex Theatre), Glendale. They make the chimichurri themselves (and sell it in bottles).

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        Jerome Aug 17, 2006 12:05 AM

        Most argentine stores sell chimichurri and it's easy enough to make.
        For home prep - consider going to Carniceria Argentina at Victory just east of Colfax in North Hollywood. they have lots of argentine cuts (and even marrow gut - chinchul(l)in).
        And I think they sell chimichurri as well.

        Catalina market also has an argentine-style butcher. Western s of Santa Monica blvd

        1. davinagr Aug 17, 2006 12:12 AM

          Buenos Aires Market on Sepulveda in Van Nuys serves a delicious chimi sauce with their steak. Went there today for lunch.

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            Norm Man Aug 17, 2006 06:18 AM

            Link to a review of Mercado Buenos Aires:

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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            SwissMiss Aug 17, 2006 02:17 PM

            LaLa's Grill on Melrose Ave.

            http://www.lalasgrill.com/about.html

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              Das Ubergeek Aug 17, 2006 03:09 PM

              ...or Studio City, corner of Radford and Ventura.

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                nd33x Aug 17, 2006 04:56 PM

                Thanks for all the great tips. Mercado Buenos Aires sounds great, but it sounds as if they don't serve wine and is more of a lunch spot. I'm looking for a dinner, but will definatley check out Mercado Buenos Aires in the future. El Morfi Grill is about 5 minutes from my house, so I think I'll check it out Friday evening and will report back.

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                  Das Ubergeek Aug 17, 2006 08:11 PM

                  Service can be leisurely (but they're very nice and they don't @$#% things up), so plan accordingly.

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                jdwoods Aug 17, 2006 11:35 PM

                I know its not in your area, but there are quite a few locations of Gaucho Grill... I really like their chimichuri and I love their Proveletta (fried cheese)....

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