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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Buenos Aires Cafe in Austin

I recently visited Buenos Aires Cafe's South 1st Street location (2414 South 1st) and had pretty tasty Argentinean food.  I first tried their empanadas and desserts at Tour de Vin a few weeks ago, and I wanted to try them again.  I tasted four of the dishes offered, and my surprisingly, the spinach salad (no photos) was one of my favorites.  The salad combined fuji apples, candied pecans, and goat cheese with a sweet and tart vinaigrette dressing.  The dark and spicy creme brulee was also delicious with a slow creeping burn.  The waiter caught me licking the ramekin, and I had no shame.  No shame because he said he does it too. 

This Quilmes Pils was alright.  It was a little too light to be paired with the food we ordered.

Pastel de Papas - Argentinean style “Shepherd’s pie.” Ground beef, green onions, raisins, green olives, herbs, and spices topped with mashed potatoes and baked until golden.  This dish was made for rainy days.

Milanesa a la Napolitana -Two tender and breaded beef cutlets blanketed with ham, mozzarella cheese, and homemade marinara sauce, baked until melted. Served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and broccoli florets. My only complaint about this dish was that it arrive kind of lukewarm. 

Dark and Spicy Chocolate Crème Brulee - Dark chocolate and spicy pasilla and cayenne peppers. Lick the bowl.  I won't judge.


  1. I'm so glad you liked Buenos Aires. I love that place and hope they do well.

  2. Ooh, been wanting to go there for ages! Thanks for the nudge.

  3. I can nudge you some more too!

    I've been having empanada cravings lately. Since having Marshall's at the Slow Food Pot Luck, Natanya's, and Buenos Aires'. Let's go.