Beef is a huge staple in Argentinean cuisine, whether said food is found in native Argentina or right here in Miami. The cultural influence of the Latin American population in Miami has contributed to a wide variety of cuisine stylings, including Argentine fare. The best Argentinean food can be found spread throughout all neighborhoods of Miami, and don’t worry – there will be no shortage of chimichurri sauce. – Kimberly Porter
2345 s.w. 37th Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33145
The genuine Argentine cuisine of this restaurant has kept locals coming back since 1987. As a family owned restaurant, the owner Miguel or his son is always around ready to talk to newcomers and oldies. The relaxed ambiance of the restaurant welcomes families, romantic dates or just a good time with friends. Make sure to try their famous “lengua a la vinaigrette.”
Las Vacas Gordas
933 Normandy Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Known for it amazing “parillada”(steak), this Miami Beach restaurant is where many Argentine natives go to when they feel like visiting a piece of home. While the service may not be the best, the meat is what makes most come back. The place is a little loud but great to bring friends to watch a game or simply talk while sipping some of their Malbec wine from Mendoza, Argentina.
The Knife Argentinean Steakhouse
3444 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133
The Knife Argentinean Steakhouse actually has five locations in and around Miami, with its Coconut Grove neighborhood locale being the most popular. The interior has a high, wood-beamed ceiling and the outdoor patio provides views of the lively street below. The fixed-price menu includes all-you-can-eat meat, salad bar, a dessert and beverage options – either two beers, a bottle of wine or refillable soft drinks – per person. The long salad bar takes up the center of the dining room, where patrons can create their own salad or try some traditional cold Argentinean appetizers. When you’re ready, take your plate to the big, open grill window and point out which slices of meat you’d like off the grill – you’ll have 35 different options to choose from. Lunch and dinner is served here seven days a week.
12018 Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33186
Che Tito’s is a local Miami favorite when it comes to Argentinean food. Located in the western suburban area of Kendall, Miami, Che Tito’s serves lunch and dinner daily. The food here mainly consists of meats and pastas, because while Argentinean food is chiefly known for its beef-base, it also takes influence from Italy as well. The interior is small and cozy, but the menu is large. Try the gnocchi with your choice of sauce or the spinach and ricotta ravioli – both come at very reasonable prices. However, you cannot go wrong with a traditional churrasco, which Che Tito’s serves both as a 16-ounce and an 8-ounce portion.