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Post by sm1mex on Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:31 pm

New Argentinian restaurant next to Tio Sams on the libramiento.  Ate there today.  It is a keeper.  Several people in there eating.  Cooks their steaks on a real wood fire.  Lovely decor.  Look for the agave planters in front of the restaurant.  Good parking.

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Post by WillieRae on Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:19 pm

Four of us had lunch there today.....excellent food all the way around! Service quite attentive. Very fair pricing.

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:57 pm

I was wondering how this new place was. We'll have to check it out. Thanks for the reviews.
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Post by sm1mex on Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:33 pm

It was very nice. I had a Philly steak sandwich but it didn't have that cheese whiz gook on it. It has a white melted cheese and onions. I could only eat half of it. Now when we have the car washed, we have another option where to eat !

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Post by slainte39 on Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:21 pm

sm1mex wrote:New Argentinian restaurant next to Tio Sams on the libramiento.  Ate there today.  It is a keeper.  Several people in there eating.  Cooks their steaks on a real wood fire.  Lovely decor.  Look for the agave planters in front of the restaurant.  Good parking.

"It is a keeper"
Most definitely, and agree with your other comments. 
I had been told that it was a new location for an existing operation with several locations in Guad., like La Estancia Gaucha.  But it turns out to be a new location for a "chain" that has restaurants in Cancun and GTO.
They will be expanding their menu in the future, as for now they only have 3 or 4 cuts of beef on their steak menu, but what they have is high quality and well prepared, wood fire as noted above. There's a good selection of tortas (sandwiches, Mexican style), and other items.  The black beans are a real treat, and definitely South American style, (if you like black beans).
They are also clearing and finishing off the lot directly to the east for more and probably adequate parking, which will give them a real leg up on Tango.
In the Argentine restaurant competition, whoever scoped this out, put some real thought into how to compete with Tango, and capitalize on their weakness.

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:52 pm

Thanks everyone. I am having lunch with a friend next week and she said she wanted to try someplace different. You just solved my problem of where to suggest!
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Post by suegarn on Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:11 pm

slainte39 wrote:
sm1mex wrote:New Argentinian restaurant next to Tio Sams on the libramiento.  Ate there today.  It is a keeper.  Several people in there eating.  Cooks their steaks on a real wood fire.  Lovely decor.  Look for the agave planters in front of the restaurant.  Good parking.

"It is a keeper"
Most definitely, and agree with your other comments. 
I had been told that it was a new location for an existing operation with several locations in Guad., like La Estancia Gaucha.  But it turns out to be a new location for a "chain" that has restaurants in Cancun and GTO.
They will be expanding their menu in the future, as for now they only have 3 or 4 cuts of beef on their steak menu, but what they have is high quality and well prepared, wood fire as noted above. There's a good selection of tortas (sandwiches, Mexican style), and other items.  The black beans are a real treat, and definitely South American style, (if you like black beans).
They are also clearing and finishing off the lot directly to the east for more and probably adequate parking, which will give them a real leg up on Tango.
In the Argentine restaurant competition, whoever scoped this out, put some real thought into how to compete with Tango, and capitalize on their weakness.

slainte39, the lot next door to Gaucho Tequila has nothing to do with them or anyone else in the plaza. I have been told by several people, including the workers on the lot, that it is going to be a multi-storey hotel with parking on the bottom level, then rooms above. Not sure how many floors it will be, but I don't think it's a good idea for such a narrow lot as this!

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Post by slainte39 on Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:39 am

Boy, you are right about that.  The lot could probably support about 2 rows of cars for parking. 
Depending on high they go, I don't know whether I want to be sitting next door or not. lol!

If so, still better parking than Tango.

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Post by Rosa Venus on Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:20 pm

I was driving past it today on other business and stopped to have a look at the menu. Place looks nice….and it sure smelled good in there. Limited menu at this point, but that's a virtue in my book. I'll be eating there soon.
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Post by gringal on Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:38 pm

Rosa Venus wrote:I was driving past it today on other business and stopped to have a look at the menu. Place looks nice….and it sure smelled good in there. Limited menu at this point, but that's a virtue in my book. I'll be eating there soon.

Had dinner there; table of five. Overwhelming road noise: all doors open; hot inside.

Nice service, and delicious philly cheese sandwich. Steak.....meh. Chicken plate....meh.

Good stopover for the Guadalajara crowd.

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Post by suegarn on Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:49 pm

Well, I've eaten there three times this week, and every meal was delicious! Steaks were cooked to perfection, love their garlic bread and sauces. I personally haven't had the chicken yet, but a couple of friends told me that their chicken was moist and tender!

As far as how hot it is inside the restaurant, that will soon change. They will be installing ceiling fans. And I haven't had any issue with the road noise, even sitting out on the patio. Occasionally, a loud dump truck will go by, but most of the car noise is minimal, compared with any other restaurants with outdoor patios!

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Post by David on Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:22 pm

Had lunch there today; Philly sandwich, Chicken sandwich, fries, Margarita = 208 Pesos. Food and service were both superb. Menu includes many tasty looking things. I loved it and will be back.
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Post by slainte39 on Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:42 pm

My partner and I sat inside and we didn't notice any road noise or excess heat as there seemed to be good air circulation. 
Two tenderloin steak dinners were high quality meat cooked to perfection, and I don't know where you could get a better steak of that cut around here.
Two different sets of friends were there at the same time and both had high praise for their meals which included Philly steak sandwiches at both tables.
This place certainly jumped up in our personal poll of favorite places, if they don't fall backwards.
They may get Tapatios on the weekend but I'll bet they get a good crowd of expat locals and Mexicans during the week.

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Post by sm1mex on Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:13 am

And the snow birds will be coming back soon. !! More business for them.

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:55 am

Eight of us went there for dinner last night. The steak was amazing. Everyone loved it. The place was packed and I heard people at the other tables raving about their meals. Tango's better look out.
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Post by sm1mex on Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:45 am

I agree. Tango's portions smaller and smaller and prices bigger and bigger.

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:57 am

It is just too bad that the Gaucho Tequila premises isn't larger because if they have to turn away people too often it could be detrimental long term. Reservations aren't required but definitely recommended.
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Post by sm1mex on Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:43 am

Well you know how it is with a new place. It will level out in the future and there should be plenty of space. There are lots of restaurants to choose from and most of them are good.

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Post by slainte39 on Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:14 am

CanuckBob wrote:Eight of us went there for dinner last night. The steak was amazing. Everyone loved it. The place was packed and I heard people at the other tables raving about their meals. Tango's better look out.

Couldn't agree more and the parking, though not great, is sure better than at Tango.  Meat quality is as good as, or better, than Tango.
Local people seem to be giving it a good try and are so far liking it.

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