While the Argentinian diaspora throughout the United States is vibrant, New York and Los Angeles tend to specialize in Argentinian steakhouses. With incredibly diverse populations, restaurant goers in those markets are more open to new cuisines and approaches to cooking. So it’s no surprise that a large portion of our list of the Best Argentinian steakhouses in America come from those two markets. But we’ve also found some excellent options in Atlanta, Miami and Chicago.
10970 State Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022
A legendary local steakhouse, Pampas has been serving northern Atlanta residents incredible, Argentinian style steaks for nearly 20 years – and has gained the attention of Zagats, Wine Spectator and others for their delicious food, top notch service, and beautiful decor. With specialties including their “The Brick” filet, and special cuts like the Tomahawk, Churrasco and Delmonico, along with sides and appetizers like their empanadas and chorizo, every dinner at Pampas is a four star dining experience.
Lo de Lea
7001 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
Can a steakhouse be charming and modest and still deliver? Lo de Lea believes it can. With a focus on fresh – the Miami restaurants uses ingredients from markets and farmers in Florida – they make sure all meats are the best quality, certified proteins. They also make all pastas and chimichurris from scratch, bake fresh bread every day and have a focus on creating an incredible experience for each diner.
3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Chicago knows what a good steakhouse should taste like, and Tango Sur in Wrigleyville is well aware. That’s why their approach to La Parrilla is filled with options – anything from short ribs (Asado de Tira) to Strip Steak (Bite de Chorizo) to Sirloin (Churrasco). But what’s even better is how you can get all of those delicious options without completely killing your wallet – every cut is under $40. Order some empanadas to start – the ham & cheese and spinach & cheese are great options.
152 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002
Some of the most ordered dishes at Balvanera include Skirt Steak, Flan, Burrata, and Chimichurri. Balvanera restaurant derives its name from a historic “barrio” of Buenos Aires where musicians and poets once convened. The beverage and steak menu has been developed with Argentine Wine Consultant Sebastian Koncurat to create perfect pairings of South American wine and beef.
Lala’s Argentine Grill
7229 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Inspired by nostalgic memories of Argentina, Lala’s Argentine Grill gives you a unique dining experience with their cultural cuisines. The restaurant is perfect for business dinners, family get togethers and date night. Get 5-star treatment from well-experienced and professional staff, who have no other intention except to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. To the Argentine community, showing affection means providing the best homemade food prepared with care.
Terra E Mare
13251 Ventura Blvd 91604 Los Angeles
Terra e Mare offers a getaway style dining experience, with a beautiful open air patio and the best Argentine food on the west coast. Popular dishes include their grilled calamari with lemon marinade, octopus salad, carrot ginger soup, lobster ravioli, and tuna and avocado tartar. All pasta is house made and ingredients are sourced locally for the freshest Argentinian dining experience you can find.
La Cabana Argentinan Steakhouse
8607 Northern Blvd Jackson Heights, NY 11372
La Cabana was established and developed by an immigrant from Buenos Aires. Their 35 years of experience has allowed them to create a reputation among locals in Jackson Heights for excellence and consistency. In addition to mouthwatering cuts of meat from Argentina, they have great specials including a bisque soup, gaucho pie, and their famous mussels and mozzarella sticks – all prepared to perfection.
550 Court St, Brooklyn NY 11231
The restaurant was established in 2015, and in addition to solid Argentinian steaks, El Mate also wants to be your favorite place to come and watch a match of futbol! With a cozy environment, El Mate is different than your typical steakhouse, but the chefs have extensive experience crafting traditionally made and delicious Argentine recipes.
221 S 1st St Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tabare was established in 2010, with influences from both Argentina and Uruguay. While beef is the main focus at this steakhouse, they make incredible other proteins like lamb and chicken. A great spot for date night, everything at Tabare is made from scratch and locally sourced, for a five star dining experience.
49 Grand St Brooklyn, NY 11211
Café Argentino better have good beef and wine with a name like that – luckily, they do. Established in 2010, they make mouthwatering meat and satisfying specials like tallarines pesto pasta, chicken empanadas and more. With a family friendly atmosphere, lots of live music and great wine, what’s not to love about a meal at Cafe Argentino.
Libertador Steakhouse – Brooklyn
404 Henry St Brooklyn, NY 11201
With their 4-star rating, Libertador may be the best Argentinian steakhouse in Brooklyn. With a top tier kitchen staff and excellent service, liberate your wife or husband from the kids and make date night happen. Split a chicken empanada or grilled octopus to kick off the meal, peruse their extensive wine list or try the white wine Sangria, and finish things off with a delicious dessert.