The friendly hostess asked if we'd like to enjoy a drink at the bar prior to our dinner, which we did. The bartender made an excellent martini, poured a sweet and fruity cocktail, and then whipped up an Old Lab which was dangerously tasty. We enjoyed our drinks, munched on cheesy and crisp bread sticks, and popped black olives into our mouths.
- Burnt carrots, greens, goat cheese, and garlic chips: a delicious combination of sweet, savory, and rich.
- Humita: a classic Argentine dish. It was delicious, but not so different than other humita I've had in the country. I'd go for a more unique appetizer.
- Beef Empananda: also a typical Argentine food, but this was done so well, it was worth a try.
- Shrimp in an iron Box: sizzling shrimp (just 3 with heads and tails attached) came in a hot iron skillet, surrounded by crispy, thin-sliced potato discs that fried to the bottom of the pan. The entire skillet was sprinkled with bits of ham and bacon.
One was the "chivito" or baby goat, smothered with a green pesto sauce and served with fingerling potatoes. The meat was well cooked, seasoned, and salted. Excellent. The second was for our vegetarian friend. It was a beautiful pile of thick pasta noodles, in a olive oil and pine nut sauce, covered with a healthy amount of cheese. I should note that my friend sent it back because she doesn't like cheese (it hadn't been listed as an ingredient) and the staff was happy to comply, bringing a new dish out in acceptable time.
Restaurant Contact Information
1884 Francis Mallmann
Address: Belgrano 1188 - Godoy Cruz - Mendoza
Telephone:54 (261) 4242698 / 054 (261) 4243336
Sunday to Friday from 12:30 to 2:00pm
Sunday to Wednesday from 8:30pm to 12:00am
Thursday to Saturday from 8:30 a 1:00am