Lomito Porteño at La Rambla - Buenos Aires - Recoleta

Recoleta . Buenos Aires

La Ramba Lomito Porteño Buenos Aires

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Overall Rating

  • Ambience 80%
  • Service 60%
  • Food (Execution) 60%
  • Creativity 60%
  • Value 60%

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Restaurant Details
Lomito Porteño at La Rambla - Buenos Aires - Recoleta

Locale: Recoleta
Address: Posadas 1602

Telephone: +54 911 4804-6958
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Argentine
Price: $$$
Hours: xx[/types] xx[/types] [/types]

Summary of Review
We don't normally like "old-school". But the Lomito Porteño sandwich at La Rambla in Recoleta is about as old-school at it gets. Old-school delicious!

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Restaurant Review for Lomito Porteño at La Rambla - Buenos Aires - Recoleta

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Rating: 4.0 stars
Review Date:
09/13/2015

Sometimes, when something is “old school”, it’s a good thing. In the Buenos Aires restaurant scene, I’d say that “old school” is typically a bad thing. Restaurants that haven’t been remodeled in three decades. Boring menus with boring ingredients. That kind of “old school” I can do without.

And “old school”, when it comes to sandwiches in Buenos Aires, can mean some really boring sandwiches. Ham and cheese on white bread with the crust cut off? Please. Anything’s better than that.

When you talk “old school” restaurants, La Rambla, at the corner of Ayacucho and Posadas, behind the Alvear Hotel is just about as “old school” as it gets.

But I’d heard that the traditional lomito sandwich at La Rambla was something special. So, I had to put this one on our “must-visit” list in the search for the best sandwiches in Buenos Aires.

La Rambla looks about like any other corner café in the city. A worn-out décor. With waiters that either never knew how to smile, or lost the talent for smiling many years ago. And patrons who look as if they actually learned to dance the tango when it was the “hot new dance” close to a century ago.

And I don’t think I’d want to go there for much else, but this lomito sandwich was pretty darn tasty. It’s chunks of sliced tenderloin, grilled, and then put on toasted bread, with a few slices of grilled red bell peppers and mild, Italian pepperoncini. It juicy. It’s tender. Not the least bit chewy. It’s flavorful. And it doesn’t really need much more than those peppers to make it a sandwich.

We don’t put many things that are “old-school” on our list of favorite things in Buenos Aires. But this Lomito Porteño sandwich at La Rambla has rightfully earned a spot on our list of the Best Sandwiches in Buenos Aires.

La Rambla - Recoleta

Lomito Porteño at La Rambla - Buenos Aires - Recoleta

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