Known for its no-frills decor, this Palermo Soho stalwart is where generations of locals have been coming to dine. It's located inside a soccer club of the same name and draws its clientele from club members, neighborhood residents, and pretty much anyone who wants honest cooking that doesn't put a dent in their budget. While the menu features three different pastas and a dozen items off the parrilla (grill), your waiter will tell you what's actually available for the day.
Uriarte 1609, at Honduras, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1414, Argentina
Nov 28, 2009
If you want to avoid the risk of eating at a tourist trap, this is the place for you. Housed in a community center/gymnasium (while waiting for my table I watched soccer practice and tango lessons), the atmosphere feels like a spaghetti dinner at the local volunteer fire house, if the firehouse were in Italy. The antithesis of fancy, but great home style food at unbelievably low prices. I had a very basic salad, a delicious steak, veggie and fabulous
cheese stuffed pasta with red sauce, a split of red wine and dessert for under $10! Aside from the food the best part was watching the people - a wide mix of everything from kids through great grandparents. Staff spoke sufficient English to let any gringo order and the service was warm and friendly.
May 26, 2008
The food is good, like at home. People are friendly, mostly from the neighbourhood. Ideal if you are looking for a picturesque place far away from the fancy restaurants all over Palermo.