GREAT ARGENTINIAN LUNCH ON SEPULVEDA!
HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO STUMBLE UPON "THE CAFE BUENOS AIRES" ON SUPULVEDA, EAST SIDE, JUST NORTH OF SATICOY? IT'S A DELI WITH RESTAURANT CAFE IN A CORNER STRIP MALL. BUT ONCE INSIDE, YOU ARE TRANSPORTED TO AN AUTHENIC ARGENTINIAN CAFE-STYLE DINING EXPERIENCE. THE MENU IS BASIC, RESEMBLING THE ITEMS YOU'D SEE @ "GAUCHO GRILL", BUT THEN, SUDDENLY YOU SEE ALL SORTS OF INTERESTING DISHES BEING BROUGHT TO THE OTHER TABLES, THOSE OF THE MOSTLY ARGENTINIAN EX-PATRIOTS WHO EAT THERE. SPEAKING A LITTLE SPANISH, YOU ASK YOUR CRUSTY WAITER ABOUT THOSE MEALS AND YOU FIND OUT THAT THESE, THE "SPECIALS" AREN'T REALLY ON THE MENU! SO YOU FIND OUT THE NAME AND ORDER IT NEXT TIME. I'VE DONE IT THIS WAY ABOUT 3X WITH EXCELLENT RESULTS. UNIQUE. TASTY. HOMECOOKING @ A CHEAP PRICE. A FULL-BLOWN LUNCH WITH MAIN COURSE, SALAD, SIDES, DESSERT, EXPRESSO IS ABOUT 10 BUCKS. ANYONE ELSE KNOW ABOUT THIS TUCKED-AWAY-JEWEL-OF-A-LUNCH-PLACE WHO ISN'T ARGENTINIAN?
re: Michael S
I'd try the "Sopa del dia", One of the steak choices, or the "mixed sandwich". And definitely save room for the "flan" for dessert the good-value size strong espresso. But that's me. I'm just a chowhound who wandered onto the place, so I'm not an expert on this place, or Argentinian cuisine. So my advice would be to "go with the flow...see what other people are having and pick something that looks good. Have fun!
" I'm just a chowhound who wandered onto the place, so I'm not an expert on this place, or Argentinian cuisine"
No need to be an expert...preliminary sightings are just as important as analytical dissections!
But if you ever want to find out more about Argentinian cuisine, feel free to query hounds who might be better versed in it and who can suggest dishes to try, explain preparations, etc....on the General Topics board.
That's why we're here....to inform each other. And there's an incredible fountain of chow knowledge to tap.