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A few blocks from the Avenida Florida shopping street is a GREAT local Argentinian grill called Es Establo. I'd guess it opened in the 1920s, and not much has changed since then. Waiters dress formally. There is a giant open grill where the chef's continuously attend to the charcoal and grill to make sure the steaks and meats are cooked perfectly. The restaurant is your typical Argentine feast with a wide selection of "al carbon" meats and seafoods. There is an extensive wine list and selection of side dishes. Quantities are large, so most can be split with your party.
I had a 1/2 lomo steak brochette with "pay pappas" (shoestring potatoes), my friend had spareribs. We shared a mixed salad that was too large for the two of us. With a glass of wine for me and vegetable soup for my friend, the total including tax was 51 pesos, about $17 USD in total. And the quality of the steaks ws on par with the finest steakhouses in America where you would pay around $100 for the same meal.
The restaurant is very informal, but many of the patrons are local businessmen in coat/tie. It is at/near the corner of Paraguay and Reconquista. The restaurant spans a few different rooms and has a second level. But be sure to go see the grill area!
From journal New Years Vacation in Buenos Aires