La Dorita [Buenos Aires]
La Dorita is a well-known steakhouse –parrilla– located in the trendy Palermo neighbourhood. There are actually four locations: one is across the street at 1895 Humboldt St. and 901 Arce St, Belgrano, and Bulnes at Cabello in the Botanico area.
We went to the original La Dorita (1905 Humboldt St) and sat on a table outside, on the street. It was a lovely, breezy spring day. The trees provided ample shade and the temperature was really comfortable.
We ordered flank steak (entraña) for two and a salad –ensalada grande. The waiter brought us butter (real butter, not that whipped oil goo you get at some American restaurants) and a bread basket with white and rye rolls and a small loaf of farmhouse bread.
The flank steak was delicious and full of flavour. The waiter brought salsa criolla (a sauce made with finely chopped tomatoes, red bell peppers and onions, salt, vinegar and oil) and chimichurri (the quintessential Argentinean sauce, “beef’s best friend”. Find a recipe here).
Our salad had everything but the kitchen sink in it: greens (butter lettuce, rocket, radicheta,) potato, beets, hard boiled eggs, carrot and onion. It was hearty and fresh, a good side dish that balanced out the heaviness of the meat.
We were thrilled to be able to be in our favourite city ion the world. When the beef arrived, I said “yup, we’re home now.”
Parrilla La Dorita
Palermo – Buenos Aires