A high-quality steak in Buenos Aires is the price of a gourmet sandwich in Toronto. And it’s also the size of your head. (This is not an exaggeration, we held the plate up next to my face.)

La Cabrera (Cabrera 5099, Palermo Soho) is one of the most famous restaurants in BA, and for good reason. You’ll enjoy one of the most indulgent meals of your life, and it won’t cost more than $20 with wine. The meal starts with bread and a bud of roasted garlic in olive oil, but don’t fill up. In fact, don’t eat anything else that day.


The cuts of beef are both succulent and massive. The first visit I ordered a half portion (seen above) and could only eat a quarter of it. The second time I was smarter and shared a steak, but we still struggled to finish.

Included with your meal are a dizzying array of 13 side dishes. The white ramekins are brimming with beets, pumpkin mash, potatoes, hard-boiled quail eggs, a sweet mixture of garlic cloves and other things we didn’t recognize but happily ate. The vegetarian of our duo recommends ordering a courtesy salad, then making a meal out of the sides.


You’ll never enjoy a feast this good that costs so little. It’s a life-changing food experience that will haunt your dreams for years to come.