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“Fabulous!!”
Review of La Virundela - CLOSED

La Virundela
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Argentinian, Grill
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Description: La Virundela: es una aventura gourmet de la gastronomia tradicional argentina.
Reviewed 14 April 2014

My husband and I dined at the restaurant our last night in town after being here for the month. Next year it will be the first. The last reviewer from Cincinnati summed it up exactly... Rick, the owner/chef has a very warm and outgoing personality. He took us back to see his wood fired grill. The restaurant and kitchen are immaculate. You can see into the kitchen thru the floor to ceiling glass. Marco, our waiter suggested a great bottle of wine. We started out with the Homemade Chorizo. It was so good I almost ordered another. Very fresh salad. We had the very best steak and I raise Beef Cattle for a living. Cooked perfect, very rare. We sat in the dining room enjoying the eclectic artwork. At the end of the evening, Marco had gone down the street and had hailed a taxi for us. Can't wait to see you next year!!

1  Thank Whitefishfarmgirl
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This unique restaurant has an Argentinian owner/grillmeister, an Uruguayan cook, and an Italian waiter. It is also the best grilled steak restaurant in San Miguel.

Ricardo is the grill master, and he will cook you a perfect steak to your order, perhaps with a grilled chorizo as an appetizer. If you ask him to show you the custom-made, hardwood-fired grill, he will be happy to do so. And you should. Marco, the waiter from Milan, formerly at Mi Vida, will serve you at an indoor or outdoor table and will be happy to recommend a selection from their South American and Italian wine list. DeDée is the Uruguayan cook and also Ricardo's wife.

You need to make a reservation. The restaurant has a buzz-in front door that discourages foot traffic. It's not the kind of place you're likely to just stumble into. However, the reservation is well worth the minimal effort.

In addition to having the best grilled meat in town, you will also make friends with Ricardo, DeDée and Marco. Do that. You'll want to come back again and again.

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3  Thank jfmcd60993
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

This is a unique restaurant. They will make whatever you want if you call ahead. We had the pork and it was terrific!! I told the chef I lusted for an old fashioned hip sirloin, which he called a " sexy steak" who cares. Next time I' in town that's what I'm ordering. Great service, great wine and great new friends at this restaurant. This is a great place to have dinner. Merci to the chef and our server!


2  Thank joannahs
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

Three of us dined at La Virundela at the end of February. The restaurant has a beautiful ambience. After we ordered, the owner brought us to the cooking area to see the grill and how the meats were prepared. He was lovely as was our waiter, Marco, who was from Italy. We had a delicious bottle of Malbec wine, an appetizer of empanadas, and each had a different steak dish that was so wonderfully prepared and tasty. By the end of our meal we were all very full so we shared a Caramel Flan for dessert. We all enjoyed ourselves very much and are looking forward to going back again.

2  Thank Friskyfood
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Two of us went to La Virundela on a Wednesday night at 7:30 - no one was there and no one ever came in before we left at 9:00. The prices are not $15-$30 as stated. We split a rib eye, split a caprese salad and ordered their special French fries. We each had 2 glasses of wine, coffee and flan.....the bill was $60 EACH........we will not recommend this restaurant. Service was great and ambience quiet. No children allowed. We rechecked the bill twice to make sure we were not mistaken with the price EACH.

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3  Thank Susanne1943
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