Carne en Zona Norte

markbsas

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Hi everyone,

Can anyone make a recommendation on where to buy good meat in Zona Norte? (we live in Florida) I admit I am confused enough with the different cuts of meat and trying to order in spanish but it's all a waste of time if I'm in the wrong place.

How are the large markets such as Coto, Jumbo, Carrefour, Walmart, etc?

We don't need anything fancy just some meat for milanesas etc. Where would you recommend?

Thanks!
 

Neil

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Bife Ancho - A steak from the prime rib and part rib eye
Bife de Costilla - A normal T-bone steak
Bife de Chorizo - Sirloin and rump
Bola de Lomo - Fine strips or large cuts - the same cut as sirloin strips
Chinchulin - The lower intestines
Colita de Cuadril - The tail of the rump roast
Cuadril - Rump roast
Lomo - Tenderloin
Marucha - A part of short ribs
Matambre - A very thin part of the flank steak.
Mollejas - Sweetbreads
Ojo de Bife - eye of round
Rinones - Kidneys
Tira de Asado -These are short ribs usually sold as long strips with or without the bones attached.
Ubre -The udder

Bola de lomo is good for milanesas....ojo de bife is good for quick cooking on top of stove.... quick fry...
 

SaraSara

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A good cut for milanesas is peceto - no fat and no nerves. It is generally sold whole for oven-roasting, but butchers will slice it if asked.
 

nikad

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For beef your best bet is Jumbo, if you like boneless cuts to roast your best bet is " peceto " not very cheap but you won´t waste anything at all. Bifes de chorizo are in order too :)
 

markbsas

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SaraSara said:
A good cut for milanesas is cuadril - no fat and no nerves. It is generally sold whole for oven-roasting, but butchers will slice it if asked.
Ah, this is what happened to me. I bought a cut, I think it was Bola de Lomo or something like that but I'm not sure. It was very good, but my wife had a heck of a time preparing it because she said it was full of nerves.

I admit to having grown up in a Kroger or Publix world and just pick a pack of meat from the counter. Asking a butcher here for specifically what I want is pretty cool. uh... once I learn what I want!

Thank you everyone!
 

SaraSara

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SORRY - I made a mistake. The good cut for milanesas is not cuadril but PECETO: eye round. It is excellent.
 

Mano Negra

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I would thoroughly recommend the covered market in San Telmo for excellent veg, meat, fiambres, etc. Become a regular and you can ask for you avocado ready today, tomorrow, or the next day. A lot cheaper than the supermarkets and of infinitely superior quality and everyone very happy to chat about what you want. No need to be intimidated, they are proper market people with specialisations (I found one of the best blue cheeses I have ever eaten there), they won't rush you, they are trying to create a regular customer.

Also, once you know them, most do delivery.
 

nikad

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The OP asked for aplace in zona norte, that is north out of the city, I highly doubt he will want to travel, cross the city, past the downtown to make it to San Telmo for groceroes...
Miles Lewis said:
I would thoroughly recommend the covered market in San Telmo for excellent veg, meat, fiambres, etc. Become a regular and you can ask for you avocado ready today, tomorrow, or the next day. A lot cheaper than the supermarkets and of infinitely superior quality and everyone very happy to chat about what you want. No need to be intimidated, they are proper market people with specialisations (I found one of the best blue cheeses I have ever eaten there), they won't rush you, they are trying to create a regular customer.

Also, once you know them, most do delivery.
 

SaraSara

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There's an excellent butcher shop in San Isidro, a block from the train station. It's on Cosme Beccar, between Belgrano and Ituzaingo. There's also a good produce store in the same block.
 

elhombresinnombre

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markbsas said:
We don't need anything fancy just some meat for milanesas etc.
Go into your butcher and ask for milanesas de ternera and they will simply cut what you require and it will be delicious. As far as I can tell, in Argentina veal is simply to beef what lamb is to mutton and there are not the same animal welfare issues that there are in Europe. The meat isn't white, for one thing.

If you have veggie friends coming for lunch, visit your greengrocer instead and buy courgettes and eggplant/aubergine. Make milanesas in exactly the same way as you usually do only substitute nutmeg for your usual spices. They are truly scrumtious: don't be surprised if the meat-eaters scoff the lot before the veggies can get a fork in.
 
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