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Puerto La Boca

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Named for a waterfront neighborhood in Buenos Aires that was home to generations of newly arrived Italian immigrants, this handsome restaurant is at the gateway to an area filling up with trendy boutiques, including a Harley-Davidson showroom. Like the cooking in Buenos Aires, the menu here marries the traditional Argentine love of beef—and lots of it—with traditional Italian recipes and techniques. A long list of sizable steaks is crowned by the parrillada, a feast of beef cuts, sausage, sweetbreads, and chicken, meant to be shared by at least two people. The sliced tomatoes in a creamy Roquefort sauce are the perfect way to start the meal. If you're not in the mood for beef, try the unusual "Bombonera" pizza with prosciutto, heart of palm, and olives.

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  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch on Sun.
Updated: 05-16-2014

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    The best beef in San Diego

    After many times eating here, I can completely recommend this place. I try go to Puerto La Boca every time I'm in town. I'm not real big on eating red meat but here is a good reason for exception. Try the Entrana (too much food for even for two people). Although several of the Empanada appetizers (beef & spinach) are equally up to the task. The Buenos Aires salad is to die for consisting of watercress, beets and bacon. The atmosphere is of an elegant bistro with white table cloths but nothing special. The place is small enough that your waiter is never far and nearly all the them hail from Argentina. All and all a rewarding dining experience if you like meat.

    by W8ing4U, 11/21/08

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