For our very last dinner in Iguazu Falls, we wanted churrascaria. Brazilian, as we know it back here in NYC, where they come around and keep feeding you meat and don’t stop… Yum. (Yes, we decided one night off meat was enough.) Though we were clearly in Argentina, we figured since we were at the border of Argentina & Brazil, we should be able to find a really authentic one…
Unfortunately, through the language barrier arose a miscommunication or misunderstanding, and we were sent here. A happy mistake… this was no churrascaria as we know it in NYC- where the meat flows freely- but still had a huge parrilla (grill) outside and we sat nearby, watching them grill the meat to perfection…
We opted for a local winery (or so it said on the wine list!) red, which turned out to go well with our meal of meat meat meat.
Still wanting some greens, we started out with two salads of tomato, onion and lechuga or lettuce.
Fresh. I should mention here again, we were eating “early”, still not accustomed to eating at 10pm (the average dinner time in Argentina), so the place was empty save a few tourists aside from ourselves. But as the night progressed, this place filled to capacity- and it was quite huge, with outdoor and indoor seating that extended far back- with locals. The prices will tell you why…
As we browsed the menu, searching for meat, I noticed a parrilla completa por quatros personas (a complete grill for four people) priced at $66. I turned to StB and asked, very confused, “Is that per person? Or perhaps in USD?” We quickly ruled out USD because that was just way too expensive, but it nagged at me that it might be per person, which, at ~$22, seemed a bit pricey for the area. Finally, we asked the waiter, who seemed amused that we asked him three times if that was the total price, not per person.
Behold the platter we received with all this meat for approximately $5 USD a person.
From three sides:
Those are all the pictures from this meal; delicious, yummy, we were all stuffed at the end of the meal. Though we hardly touched the offal or the sausages, this was well worth the $5 USD we paid for it… yummy, authentic, and super cheap. So much food, too! Everything else on the menu was even cheaper- we ordered probably the most expensive dish (though it IS meant for 4 people) and didn’t finish. We couldn’t order dessert, though we finished our bottle of wine, haha.
Our entire meal, what you see above plus three bottles of water, a soda, a bottle of wine, a side dish of rice… came out to the grand total of hmm… I’m not sure. It was probably less than $10 USD a person, based on my memory of how much the wine, the side dish, and the drinks were… Truly a bargain.
Yvo says: If you’re in Iguazu Falls and don’t know what to eat, this is another great place, even cheaper than the last – and really good food. A nice experience as well; our waiters didn’t really speak English that well, but it was an authentic experience and a yummy one.
recommended; great bargain