MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) — Nothing can stir an appetite like the sounds and smells of sizzling steak on a grill and at Las Vacas Gordas, which means “The Fat Cows”, steak rules supreme along with almost anything else you can put on a grill.

Owner Luis Gajer opened the restaurant, located at 933 Normandy Drive, 15-years ago next month. He says when it comes to great tasting steak, keep it simple.

“We don’t put anything on these steaks,” said Gajer. “Just salt. We’re cooking it South American style, Argentina style and from Uruguay.”

The restaurant recently went through a renovation and expansion, with cowhide seats and elegant tables. The feel is fun and festive and the wine bar is quite extensive.

“We start at 20 dollars a bottle and go up to $4,000 for a bottle of wine,” said Gajer. “We have people with all kinds of palettes and all kind of budgets.”

Speaking of budgets, anyone on a budget can eat heartily and happily here. For example, a mouth watering “Enrollada” or skirt steak is more than 3 feet long. It can easily be shared by 2 or even 3 people.

“The skirt steak, which is the best seller for 15 years. is almost 2 pounds of meat for $23.99.”

A pound and a half grilled chicken breast is actually an order for one. It runs around $21.00 but fills up a platter and can be shared as well.

“Our prices are really affordable and accessible and sometimes even ridiculous,” said Gajer.

Even the appetizers are huge. The Proveletta is an elegant piece of grilled provolone cheese seasoned with oregano. It’s an ooey gooey meal in itself.

Another $12 appetizer of baked eggplant topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese is yet another delicious meal in itself as well as the langoustines with hearts of palm.

Las Vacas Gordos is open 7 days a week. Click here for more information.

Still in the mood for some meat? Click here for our list of Best Steak Houses In South Florida.


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