We thought we'd found the best steak in the world at El Refugio, which is about 3 km south of Malbec. Two nights later, we ate at Malbec and discovered that they have equally delicious steak. Both are run by charming Argentian couples and both have only 4 tables (El Refugio) or 5 tables (Malbec), so reservations are a must. Both have friendly, attentive service. The biggest difference is that Malbec specializes in beef, offering about 10 different cuts of amazing steaks and El Refugio has only one fabulous steak dish and a variety of other delicacies, such as octopus and tuna. The Argentian Malbec red house wine was perfect with our meal. All steaks are huge and flavourful. The Peppercorn beef tenderloin was fantastic and came with the best scalloped potatoes in world. The rib eye steak had quite a lot of fat but was delicious and tender. The dessert crepes w creme flambe and chocolate drizzle was decadent and the Charlotte dessert that was vanilla ice cream w slivered almonds and organic choc sauce was light and tasty. This restaurant is steak-lovers, heaven!
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