Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mercardo Buenos Aires

Every now and then you run across a place like this. "Bay Cities" in Santa Monica, "Taco Miendo" and the fabulous "Aljeos" in Venice come to mind. Typically family owned and run - and it shows. Our friends from Argentina have been raving about this place for weeks now. So we go...

About 25 of us showed up - here is a rare picture with actual faces revealed. We generally do not publish recognizable images to be assured that we don't get any special treatment as known reviewers. We must remain independent even if it means having to go full fare.

We open with the empanadas - very tasty - light weight - not greasy at all. We did the meat and spinach and both were very good.

NA went full boat on the melanesa - check out the double barreled fried egg topping. Not for the faint of heart.

The ticket here are the combo meat platters. We show both in all their meaty glory. We got both varieties the sausage one and the other with ribs etc. Both were killer. Dos Mas all the way - but they leave no room for Dos Mas. One tray serves 3. And it's all good.

MBA is open until 10 Fridays and Saturdays. Sepulveda and Saticoy in Van Nuys. This is one of those places you wanna tell people "JUST GO". To be included with the likes of Tacos Por Favor, Taco Miendo, Beer and Salsa and Aljeos is high praise indeed and well deserved. I suspect the flank steak may even rival the best offerings of Monty's or the legendary "Chez Jay" pepper steak near the Rand Corp in Santa Monica. A great find thanks to our friends from Argentina.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't eat dinner that night, I was so satisfied from lunch. I'm looking forward to next time. The meat empanadas and the bread with pesto/salsa/olive oil were tremendous.