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Las Vacas Gordas

As soon as you hop out of your car in the parking lot next to Las Vacas Gordas (translation: the fat cows), you'll smell the hot grill. For avid carnivores, the Normandy Isle Argentine parrilla offers one-pound servings of red meat along with chitlins, blood sausage, chorizo, and vegetables cooked on the grill. A huge bowl of spicy chimichurri awaits you at the table. Go on — dip your bread in there; you'll be a happy fat cow by the time you leave. La enrollada, a one-pound serving of meat served rolled up on a plate, is quite popular, but try the vacio or bife de chorizo with a glass of Las Vacas Gordas Malbec, the house wine. And to cut through all of that meaty juice, try a flambeed dulce de leche crepe.
Devin Peppler
Details
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 6-11 p.m.; Friday 12-11:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1-11:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Metered
  • Takeout: