This restaurant is located in what I keep hearing referred to as "the new avenida quinta" in the far northern end. It is quiet, sophisticated and beautiful, unlike the much more tackier portions of 5th Street a few blocks south. We sat outside and perhaps because it was Sunday there was a deal for free wine with dinner.
We got a free tiny starter appetizer which was a bruschetta type of dish with a mild cheese and a spicey kick. Then there was bread served with three sauces, an amazing tasting fresh Chimishurri sauce, a fantastic butter/cheese spread that I have had at Argentine steak houses before, and a spicey sauce.
I got a wonderful glass of Tempranillo, which was honestly the best Tempranillo I have ever had. It went wonderful with the marinated Arrachera I ordered. It came on a wooden board with delicious fries.
Don't forget the empanada appetizers, they are fresh and delicious. Our server said the restaurant is Mexican operated but they use Argentine cooking styles for everything.
The flan desert we ordered was very good as well.
The only negative is when I went inside to use the bathroom (which was beautiful and clean) it felt approximately 500ºF in there due to the Parilla cooking the amazing meat. I think because there was no one sitting inside maybe they decided not to run the air conditioning.
The service was very friendly and polite, and the prices very reasonable. I think we paid something like $45 U.S. or so for two for a decidedly higher end dining experience including tip.
The outdoor tables in the evening had a beautiful ambiance and you could feel a cooling breeze. Highly recommended for a romantic dinner that won't break the bank and if you start to get tired of corn tortilla tacos and fish and coronas while staying in Playa del Carmen.
I highly recommended you order the thin steaks and not the fat steaks you might be used to in the United States. Try the flank or the Arrachera steak instead, arrachera being a Mexican specialty.
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