I love trying new places, from a hole in the wall to a 3 star Michelin. Does anybody know of a local website that's independent and fairly spot on with their restaurant recommendations?
LOL. Thanks for the humor. Yes it does seem many serve the same dishes. That's why I'm looking around for other non-typical restaurants. I came across one Chinese restaurant that was pretty decent but didn't have some of their dishes available for that evening. But that's typical for them to put everything on the menu to entice, but don't actually make all of them. It was on the north end of Barrio Chino.The issue in Argentina is that 90% of the restaurants serve the same food. In BA you're lucky because there are a few options but once you get out of the big city it's beef/pasta/pizza/hamburgers/papas at every place.
How do all these places exist with the same choices??? I can make a plain piece of meat at home better than these guys can, so what's the point of going out?
I went to a night market here in Neuquen and they featured about 8 different food trucks. SWEET. I love food trucks... I am excite.... I go poking around and the menu was exactly the same at each truck. Choripan/hamburger/papas fritas. How does one entice guests to choose their food truck over the others if all offer the exact same thing? I don't really understand how they stay in business... are they all owned by the same company? If so what is the benefit of putting 8 trucks with the same menu in that area?
After a year in AR I've pretty much stopped eating out because I'm tired of the same ol thing and taking at least 2 hours to have a meal. I appreciate it when some innovative Argentine tries to go out of the box and offer something different. We now have a burger place here that features counter ordering and a "buzzer" for when the food is ready for pickup (think fast casual restaurant in the states)... the reviews of the place from the locals are terrible saying the service sucks and no one was nice to them when they entered or they have to wait in line when they ordered (which I know is BS because we all know nothing makes an Argentine happier than waiting in a line). This place truly has the best burger in town, you can eat fairly quickly if you go early, it doesn't cost much and the food is decent. AND THEY HAVE WHOLE BOTTLES OF KETCHUP AND MUSTARD ON THE TABLE SO YOU DON"T HAVE TO DICK WITH PACKETS OR ASK YOUR WAITER/MASTER FOR TWO MORE PACKETS OF KETCHUP PLEASE.