If you watch Chef’s Table, check out the episode on Francis Mallmann the South American grill master and author of the renowned cookbook Seven Fires. Francis Mallmann can often be found at his Argentinean restaurant Patagonia Sur. An elegant old restaurant, Patagonia Sur is now around 30 years in the making. The use of dark woods and animal heads on the wall give a feel of rustic elegance. The food is extremely good Argentinean cooking with a German twist. Reservations required far in advance.
The meaty bargains at Tito’s Secret Parrilla are a secret no longer. This typical bodegonhas an extensive menu that boasts some atypical sides such as creamed spinach which you won’t find in many pricier parrillas. Booking a table is advisable as this steakhouse has a loyal customer base who figured out the secret to a cheap eat long ago. Don’t be fooled by the unwelcoming entrance and dodgy décor, it’s all part of keeping the secret of this hidden gem.