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“Suckling Pig”

Restaurante Don Candido
Price range: US$25 - US$50
Cuisines: Argentinian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Suckling Pig”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We arrived at 9.30pm and were the only ones there and thought maybe we had made a mistake. DEFINITELY we did not! By 10pm it was absolutely full. We were taken to a little Cellar to choose our wine with tables set with olives & nuts, should we wish to linger before or after the meal. We chose the Half Suckling Pig, house speciality, which was 'flambeed' at the table then the waitress 'carved' it up using 2 plates. It was fabulous! Crunchy Crackling and succulent meat underneath. Don't miss this little restaurant which is tucked away just off the main square.

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This is where the locals go”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Don Candido is quintessentially Chacras de Coria - maybe 6-8 tables, only open Friday and Saturday nights, and very relaxed. It was a bit of a walk from our hotel, and anyone coming from further afield would have to take a taxi. Previous reviewers aren't kidding when they say its a bit tricky to find - we ended up entering through the kitchen, much to the surprise of the bemused chef!

The service is very prompt and friendly, and by 10:30pm there we plenty of locals to fill the place. The menu is sufficiently varied and the wine cellar is very good, but most people who come here don't order the Argentine beef staples. Don Candido is known for its grilled pork, and no matter what cut, you're in for a treat. We enjoyed sharing a plate of pork ribs that were excellently prepared. The mollejas (sweetbreads) were delicious as well, but way more than one person would probably want. All for a very reasonable (cash) price. Recommended highly if you're in town on a weekend night.

  • Visited November 2013
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Tigard, Oregon, USA
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“Very enjoyable meal, great locals place”
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We liked the local feel and outdoor cooking fires and ovens for great bread. No contrived tourist stuff. Our waitress was knowledgable and spoke good Ingles... The Lomo steak was huge, flavorful and cooked perfectly to order - I asked for just a little red in the middle. Comes with just a few papas fritas, which is perfect. We also ordered the "Condido" salad which was a nice mix. Next time we will split a steak, so we have room for postres. We enjoyed going into the vino cava (wine cave) which is a cellar where you choose your own bottle of wine, instead of choosing from a wine list. Nice touch...

  • Visited April 2013
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Arlington, TX
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Go where the locals go”
Reviewed 30 January 2013

December 7, 2012

Based on the recommendation of our bed & breakfast we visited Don Candido for dinner on a Friday evening in Chacras de Coria. Don Candido specializes in Conchinillo (grilled whole baby pig) and they are well known locally for their grilled meats.

A few tips to start:

Nobody at Don Condido speaks anything but Spanish so be prepared. You can learn some passable Spanish or not bother visiting.
Don Condido does not take credit cards. Bring pesos.
Don Condido is only open on Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations are recommended.
Taxi drivers cannot find Don Condido easily even when a native speaker tells them precisely where it is so don’t be surprised if you circle a bit.

Taxi drivers don’t want to come pick you up once you’re there. At the minimum they’ll be very busy on a Friday or Saturday evening and you’ll be the last person they’ll pick up. Fortunately for us the waitress’s husband drove us back to our bed and breakfast in his personal automobile completely free of charge. This is yet another testimony to the wonderfully generous, friendly and helpful people of Argentina.

Before you start your meal you take the stairs down into the wine bar and cellar area and pick out what wine you’d like to drink for the evening from the wine racks lining the wall. There were at least two dozen options ranging at price points from entry level to high end wines, mostly Malbec with a good showing of Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine pricing and selection were good in my opinion.

We both ordered quite by accident the special for the evening (I thought I was ordering the special of the house) which was a Bife Chorizo; otherwise known as the biggest freaking Sirloin you’ve ever eaten by yourself. This roast on a plate for one was well charred on the outside with good flavoring and fairly moist meat on the inside. This huge hunk of cow minus the hoves was a bargain at AR$96.00 (roughly $18-20 USD after conversion at the time). Each entree is accompanied by an appetizer of toast with eggplant tapinade, olives, hot (I cant’ stress this enough) from the oven bread, fresh sliced tomatoes and french fries on the side. If you can eat all of this by yourself more power to you. This special is recommended.

Don Candido: recommended

Visited December 2012
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