SquareMeal Review of
This restaurant comes from two former Borough Market buddies: Frederic Fugazza previously ran street-food stall Porteña, while Nicolas Modad used to be head chef at Brindisa. A traditional Argentinian parrilla, the focus here is on charcoal-grilled meat – glorious steaks, Ibérico pork and juicy chorizo sausages – with grilled vegetables, house-made pastas and fish dishes, such as the signature grilled octopus with polenta, in support. We kicked off with classic empanadas generously stuffed with spicy beef, alongside gooey grilled provoleta cheese. Meaty mains included a silky sirloin with chimichurri sauce and crisp fries, followed by indulgent dulce de leche crêpes to finish. The short drinks list sticks to native beers – Quilmes or Buenos Ayres – while wines are from Argentina and Uruguay (the Reto Malbec makes a fine match with steak). Although the menu occasionally gets lost in translation here, cooking feels authentic and it’s great value.