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“Amazing Empanadas!”
Review of Al Chimichurri

Al Chimichurri
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing Empanadas!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Al Chimichurri has amazing steaks if that's what you're in the mood for. But better yet are their empanadas: my favorites are spinach, mushroom, and the gorgonzola is to die for!! The waitress and face of Al Chimichurri is Anna - so thoughtful and connected to her customers. She makes it more than a meal - it's a dining experience.

Visited November 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nicest restaurant in town...”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We had a wonderful meal at Al Chimichurri based on recommendations from a couple of expats living in Puerto Morelos. It's a Uruguayan steakhouse, so make sure that the wait-staff explain the cut of meat you have just ordered. For example, an outside-flank is more similar to a sirloin than a flank. The steak was well cooked, the empanadas were delicious. It was a meal comparable with any high end restaurant in the world, but served at a streetside table in Mexico.

Visited November 2012
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Richmond Surrey
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great place, just a shame”
Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Really nice place, friendly staff, very popular, we we're just unlucky our night..
The toilets had overflowed, so the smell was terrible, like a few other people we had to move indoors, not the end of the world.
It's speciality was meat, do we both ordered different cuts of steak, medium rare, having French staff we thought it would be good, sadly we had to send the steak back twice, it was a thick cut, first it was blue, then next time we both ate around the rare (bloody) bits and sent the lump back to make it medium rare, owing to the toilets the main guy was pre occupied and not overtly concerned our food was wrong. The low mark was obviously the chef got the hump, mine came back cremated, seriously, was crispy and well done, I pointed this out with a smile and got a shrug...a real shame as I'd still say it was the nicest place there...
It was our last meal after two weeks of driving around seeing amazing temples and diving...bad ending.
Not even an acknowledgment or apology...
Still go though :-)

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Sams Valley, Oregon, United States
1 review
“the best food in pomo”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Went here for dinner was the best food we have eaten here in Peurto morelos, good prices wonderful food, will definitely eat here again. Go after 630 to avoid mosquitos

  • Visited November 2012
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Ithaca, New York
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Quite possibly the best steak I've ever had”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Now before you scoff, I am a professional eater. I've eaten at top steak houses around the U.S. and Europe (not bragging, just back story). Amazing place. Even the pizza was good. Great vibe. Been coming to PoMo since 07 and one of my favorite places.

  • Visited January 2012
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