Anything But Paella

A Meat Feast in Madrid

Sometimes you are lucky enough to eat in a restaurant that is so good that you just want to let the world know! That’s what happened at the weekend in Madrid. Vegetarians should look away now!!

El Gaucho

Sometimes I miss Argentina terribly despite not having lived there for many years. The Parrilla El Gaucho certainly had me longing for a return to South America and there were many reminders of why I found the country so enchanting – Mafalda, Maradonna and Ricardo Darin!

 

Think of the food in Argentina and 99% of people will probably say steak. Whilst steaks from that part of the world are to die for, a bit more variety of meat can be had in a parrillada. This is like a small barbecue brought to your table topped with beef, chicken, sausages and morcilla, Argentina’s version of blood sausage. It took some time to get through it, but there wasn’t a scrap left by the time we had finished, and it was all for just €16.10 per person. The wine was amazing too and, despite being a Rioja, it reminded us so much of the typical Argentinian Malbec we used to love so much. A complementary chocolate mousse was served afterwards too, which was delightful!

Parrillada

No parrillada would be complete without the special chimichurri sauce which goes so well with any type of meat!

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So, next time in Madrid, I know where I will be heading to. Maybe I’ll see you in there!!

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