When it comes to steaks, or asados, no one quite does it like Argentina. La parrilla employs a slow-cooking approach and the meat is cut in a unique fashion. It is tender with the flavors of the Pampas.
And since Miami is no stranger to Argentine culture, there’s an overwhelming number of
steakhouses. In this article, we provide a guide to to help you narrow your choices.
Perfect for a date night or birthday celebration, Fuegos del Sur offers the complete
Argentine experience, from meats and wine to the unique folk music transporting
customers to Buenos Aires. The restaurant is known mainly for its classic Argentine
steaks, with prices ranging from $21 to $29. However, there are certainly options for any
type of customer. Try the sandwich picanha ($14.99), the ravioli pasta ($14) or the
fugazzeta ($12.99). And considering Argentina’s standing as one of the top
wine-producing countries, it’s no surprise Fuegos del Sur’s cellar includes a variety of
some of the best wines from the south. The restaurant also offers delivery services and
welcomes dogs in the outdoor seating.
Located just 15 minutes from Miami International Airport, La Cosecha is a hidden gem.
Though it’s a small restaurant, its rustic décor and friendly staff create a warm and
welcoming environment. Chef and owner Rosana Piñeiro often visits her guests’ tables to
greet them and make sure they’re enjoying their time. Fan-favorite items on the menu
include the Angus-certified tomahawk ($159), which is perfect to share, or personal
dishes like the grilled glazed salmon ($35) and the budín de pan Paula for dessert ($14),
which is actually based on a recipe created by Piñeiro’s sister.
3. La Parrilla Liberty
1255 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
This family-owned restaurant brings Argentina to Miami Beach. Parrilla Liberty is
known for its friendly staff and reasonable meal prices. Watching soccer on the big
screens while enjoying a glass of vino tinto is a big draw for many visitors. The restaurant
has appetizers ranging from $3 empanadas to $14 to the prosciutto di Parma burrata. One
of the fan-favorite items is the parrillada ($58), which comes with a good variety of meats
to share. One of the most affordable items is the grilled chicken breast with a side.
Parrilla Liberty also has a weekday lunch menu; prices varying between $14 and $16.
Inspired by Buenos Aires-traditional bodegones, Tigre brings a piece of the city to
Biscayne Boulevard. Its calming and unique location disconnects people from the busy
Miami life while offering a chance to enjoy authentic Argentinian food. Tigre has a
variety of menus and prices. Tigre offers a brunch menu with prices that vary between
$12 and $42. For its regular menu, the place has appetizers ranging from oysters ($4) to
pulpo con papitas ($28). Main dishes vary from arroz meloso ($22), a ‘brothy rice’ with
beans and mushrooms, to snapper ($42). Another option is the to-share menu, which
includes dishes like the 36-hour beef rib ($70) and the swordfish steak ($90). For a more
affordable option, the restaurant also has a “happy hour bites” menu with appetizers and
drink options. And aside from its regular menu, Tigre has a Miami Spice menu that includes one choice of appetizer, one main dish, a side of your choice and one dessert for $60 per person.
There are four Novecento locations from Key Biscayne to Aventura. They are all known
for its rustic architecture, Argentinian cuisine, steaks and variety of wines. The new
location at CityPlace Doral offers indoor and outdoor dining, a wine cellar on the second
floor and private dining options for special events. They have weekday promotions like
Pasta Wednesdays ($13), Wine Tuesdays with wines 50% off and Monday—Friday
Happy Hour from 3 to 7 p.m. Novecento also has a variety of options for any customer
from soup of the day ($8) to pulpo a la brasa ($21). Its main dishes include the gnocchi
gratinado ($21) and the meat risotto ($28). There’s also a variety of parrilla options with
prices ranging from $22 to $36. Don’t forget the to-share menu for three or four people.
And there’s a brunch menu available on weekends. Novecento is participating in Miami
Spice during August and September. At dinner you can order an appetizer, a main dish
and dessert for $45.