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Best Argentine Restaurant Miami 2008 - Estancia Argentina

Estancia Argentina

Estancia Argentina

178170 Biscayne Blvd.

Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

305-932-6477

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Argentine steaks are revered not because of how they're cooked, but because the meat is incredible. The cattle roam the fertile pastures of the pampas and are never forced to exert themselves (because exercise makes the meat tougher). They are carted around the country in train cars. This special treatment produces beef that melts when it hits your tongue and is unrivaled in tenderness and flavor.

But until just last year, the USDA — out of protectionism and semi-legitimate fears of hoof and mouth disease — banned the import of Argentine beef. Now that it can again be imported, you don't want to go to some fancy Argentine steak house and have them jack up the price on you just for cooking the meat. That's where Estancia Argentina comes in. It's a Miami-based chain owned by Buenos Aires transplants, with locations in Aventura, Coral Gables, Kendall, and Miramar. It's half restaurant, half market, and all good. The empanadas ($1.55) and sandwiches ($8) are delicious, made fresh with quality ingredients. The walls are lined with bottles of wine, so you can buy a Malbec and drink it with your meal. The meat counter is to drool over, with all sorts of Argentine beef cuts, cheeses, chorizos, and chimichurris. They also have great desserts ($1 to $5). The place is always packed with Spanish speakers enjoying a cup of vino or guarana soda with meaty skirt steak or prosciutto and mozzarella sandwiches. Join them.

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Eli
Eli

wroooooonnnnggg !! very wrong! that is not a restaurantits a market!! you should get informed before publishing something.

Agosto
Agosto

Totally WRONG.."LA ESTANCIA ARGENTINA", that's the name, is a Market, with a few tables to eat with plastic forks and plastic plates, it is not a RESTAURANT. Don't be confused!.it's a meat-shop / gourmet deli / market / empanadas, milanesas and facturas shop that sells all the argentine goods (wine, sweets, cheese) but with very expensive prices. The milanesa sandwich is recomended.

JACK
JACK

C'mon! This is a supermarket with a coffee shop! This is far, really far, from being a restaurant. They have a couple of specials in the menu and they are not even argentinian food (chicken and rice, baked meet). Yes, they sell empanadas (definitely not the best empanada in Miami) and several argentinian stuff (mayonesa, salt, jam, dulce de leche and wine) and their meat has the "argentinian cut" but putting this extremely expensive supermarket is a huge mistake! Maybe the category should've been Best Argentinian Market, not this.... Wrong, guys... to wrong! People may be thinking about dining in this place after this wrong category though...

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