Nice Places to Eat for Under 20 pesos

JHB1216

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I have this nice little local restaurant in my barrio called "Al Medio Dia" that is located on Bulnes between Humahuaha and Guardia Vieja.

Why do I bother tell you guys about this place? Well it is a little place that does not open till 1300 and they only have one thing on the menu for lunch. That is whatever they are serving that day. I have been there about 5 times over the last month and have not had the same thing twice.

They serve Columbian cuisine and the two cooks David and Natali (hope that I am spelling their names correctly) always put something good on the table. You might have to wait a little longer than the typical restaurant as the cook is usually the waiter/waitress but it is worth the wait.

The cost of the three course meal is 15 pesos....
 

tangobob

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I hesitate to reply, as this little gem could soon become overcrowded.

But in the spirit of generosity shown here I will anyway.
1810 Julian Alverez y Guatamala serves artisanal food daily from 2030 also I think at lunch time. Empanadas, Locro, and other dishes from Tucaman all very cheap. Just do not go too often or they may realise and put the prices up.;)
 

EliA

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There is a restaurant on Rodriguez Peña off Santa Fé called Cumaná that has fantastic Argentinean food for under 20 pesos an entree. It's a really popular spot so if you go at peak hours there is always a wait, but it's worth it! On Sundays I like to watch sports at Casa Bar, which is across the street, and eat dinner at Cumaná (which will also deliver next door, or to anywhere in the neighborhood).
 

nikad

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Most restaurants acros the city will serve lunch ( menu ejecutivo ) in the 20 ish peso range ( with a drink and dessert ) the thing is to find a good deal for dinner imho. Demashk is good for middle eastern, the place is not fancy though ( actually very basic ) but they have good shawarma and hummus, you can eat for less than 20 pesos. It is on Charcas 3816.
 

JHB1216

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nikad said:
Demashk is good for middle eastern, the place is not fancy though ( actually very basic ) but they have good shawarma and hummus, you can eat for less than 20 pesos. It is on Charcas 3816.
That sounds great. I am just amazed at the chef, David, at La Aromatica at Bulnes 873. I have been there over 8 times in the last 3 weeks and there is always something different. It is always vegetarian for lunch. The Columbian cuisine and variety of this restaurant is incredible.
 

mini

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tangobob said:
I hesitate to reply, as this little gem could soon become overcrowded.

But in the spirit of generosity shown here I will anyway.
1810 Julian Alverez y Guatamala serves artisanal food daily from 2030 also I think at lunch time. Empanadas, Locro, and other dishes from Tucaman all very cheap. Just do not go too often or they may realise and put the prices up.;)
I like this place! It's yummy!
My only caveat: don't bother with dessert. They look much better than they taste.

& thanks for the tip on Al Medio Dia. I'm going to try that one out next week.
 

nikad

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The most known colombian dish is " bandeja paisa " ( an assortment of ground beef, rice, beans, sausage, tarepas, fried pork fat, avocado and fried egg )
 

JHB1216

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nikad said:
The most known colombian dish is " bandeja paisa " ( an assortment of ground beef, rice, beans, sausage, tarepas, fried pork fat, avocado and fried egg )

I will take all of that...

To be honest with you I don't know what I am eating half the time and there is no choice at lunch. But I have never eaten Columbian food before so I can't say if this is a typical restaurant or not. I know that I have never had what nikad describes above because it is strictly vegetables on the menu. I have never not eaten anything that he has served...

But his typical lunch will have a small appetizer. It could be fried eggplant or what looks like a little pizza looking thing with veggies on it. The main dish will have rice, beans and a salad. Then the desert will be something with fruit. It has been a real treat for me and well within my budget.

Be warned though he does not open his doors for lunch until after 1:00 and sometimes later...
 
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