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April 17, 2003
From journal South America on Sale
September 4, 2002
I had wanted to order a set menu lunch, but the somewhat gruff waiter said that was not available (apparently the lunch specials are on weekdays only). Therefore I ordered something called "pollo calabrese", and it was delicious! I was served a quarter roast chicken with a heaping side of garlicky potato balls. The portion was tasty and enormous, perhaps from the largest chicken in Argentina. I did finish my serving of chicken, but not all of the potato balls. The style of cooking is similar to Chicken Vesuvio if you have had this before. My meal was accompanied by a small basket of crusty bread; the Pepsi was for an additional cost. The extensive menu also features thin-crust pizza.
The crowd was not too bad on a Saturday afternoon, so this was a good place to have a relaxing weekend lunch. This was the place I entered after my notorious "sliming" incident (see "I've Been Slimed !" article below). I tried to mop up my mustard stains with the small paper napkins. El Farola looks more like a local hangout rather than a touristy restaurant, so that is usually a good thing if you can find it.
From journal Bill in Argentina - BUENOS AIRES