Los Talas del Entrerriano | Gaucho Parrilla | The Meat Tent Buenos Aires

country-style meat tent

my favorite pigs

assassinating the piggy

simple menu

big cafeteria ambiance

let the feast begin!

sweet breads

juicy flavorful vacio

the tender matambre

the beautiful lamb

mm..room for flan

Los Talas del Entrerriano

Brigadier Juan Manuel de Rosas, Av. 1391, Zona Oeste, Buenos Aires 4729 8527

If you are a ridiculous foodie and an obsessive meat-eater, a 40 minute drive is the last thing you’ll care about entering this meat heaven. This parrilla is one of a kind- started years ago as a pit stop for friends and truck drivers during the weekends. In just a few months, by word of mouth, people started streaming in from all over the city, checking out this famous meat; the owner decided then to quit his job and do this full-time. Looking back, who would of imagined his road-side parrilla is now the size of a factory, having at least 20+ workers, kilos of meat on the grill, and feeding thousands of people per week. 

Restaurant Critic

The location of this place is in the outskirts of the city, middle of nowhere land, off of a highway and onto some gravel dirt road. When arriving you’ll be greeted by this big rustic factory/tent compound, which comes with their own parking lot. Once walking towards it, the smell of meat grilling, and the vision of smoke fogging up the air is just the teaser as one walks into a world of wood grills, coal grills, countless parrillas, and gaucho-like men butchering up cuts of meat to be served. This factory space has a few choices catering to the public: parrilla bar to look upon the grill when eating, tables for couples, long bench tables for big parties, or just stand and block traffic to buy kilos of meat to go. Curious to know more? Throw in a couple of clowns entertaining, loud noises, a kid’s playground in the back, the old and young crowded together devouring hunks of meat. Just a perfect Sunday afternoon to gather with families and chat up with old friends.

Food Critic

This just doesn’t stopped at the ambiance or the experience. The meat was heavenly. The rolled up matambre, cooked for hours wrapped in a foil was tender and juicy; the vacio was fatty, hearty and full of flavour; the lamb was wonderfully tender and gamey; the mollejas, though not sliced in half was dead-crunchy on the outside and fat-tingly soft in the inside. My favorite? Of course, the suckling pig- crispy crunchy skin. The skins left by all the porteños were greedily devoured by me. It is the first time I stepped out of the norm of ojo de bife, bife de chorizo and fell comfortably in love with other cuts of meat. As if that is not enough, we finished with flan topped off with dulce de leche. I was happily disgusted with myself for the rest of the week. Go with a bunch of people, ignore the salads, drink up on beers, and order a cut of everything- won’t surpass 100 pesos ($23) per person.

Pros

  • ambiance decor and service: a memorable experience away from the chic parrillas in the city centre
  • beautiful meats: vacio, the pig, molljeas, lamb, matambre
  • the sky high wood that can be seen in the back, along with the up close experience of parrillas
Cons
  • too fatty of a morcilla (blood sausage)
  • a bit too far (though I vow to come back once a month now)

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Sarah G. - From the world - July 27, 2012 - 9:49 pm

An Argentine friend made me a huge favor and drove me until this place. Terrific. You feel like a genuine carnivore when you eat meat directly on the cutting board. And the meat…gosh. Delicious.

FrancesRenHuang - March 7, 2012 - 4:54 pm

a 5D, with few different lens. 24-70 is still my favorite for capturing food.

mark - March 7, 2012 - 3:07 pm

..my brother in law raves about this place and took me there a few months ago. Fantastic meat and so different to anything on the Palermo scene.

By the way, beautiful pics..what kind of camera are you using?

FrancesRenHuang - November 15, 2011 - 11:37 pm

there is nothing to be brave about! Good food= I’ll be there.

FrancesRenHuang - November 15, 2011 - 11:37 pm

Thank god you don’t or else you’ll be embracing your double chin and the rolls in your stomach..like a michelin man :)

Allie - November 15, 2011 - 8:37 pm

I wish I could live in a meat tent.

debbie - November 15, 2011 - 6:57 pm

Very brave of you to head to this place and try their food!! :) Everything looks awesome but I’d be so scared to go. LOL.

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