We 'd been in Buenos Aires for close to a week so we'd enjoyed a range of wonderful Legendary Cafes however we hadn't tried the Argentinean grills. When walking down Lavelle Ave we were enticed by the meat being prepared and cooked in the front window. After spending time traveling around Asia I've found that if you can the food preparation and cooking area you are generally guaranteed clean and good quality food.
La Estancia did not disappoint with hearty and flavorsome food. We ordered a turista for two people. We struggled to eat it all. The meat was served on a platter heated by coals. We asked the waiter to choose a Malbec fornus a he chose a reasonably priced but fine wine that complemented the meat.
We were given empanadas and a basket full of bread too.
A hearty and wonderful meal with service from attentive and cheerful waiters.
One young waiter left the restuarant early and farewelled us with "hasta la vista baby" - cliche Ok but it was a hoot.
We also with photoshoot with the knife wielding cook at the front shop.
Total cost about $50usd per head. Not cheap. But we reckon it was worth it.