La Patagonia

31 Camden High Street, Camden, London

Rustic Argentinian is great value for money

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Address:31 Camden High Street
Map:Map & nearby
Nearest Station:Mornington Crescent
Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday
Lunch 12.00 - 15.00,
Dinner 18.00 - 23.00

Saturday and Sunday
12.00 - 23.00
About: The home of rustic Argentine cuisine in London. Our concept is simple: to offer reasonably priced quality food in a friendly and informal environment. In Argentina ,along with football, the enjoyment of good food and wine is a national obsession, however, unlike in the UK there is an abundance of quality food at relatively modest prices. Most neighbourhoods (barrios) have their own restaurant for the locals and these barrio restaurants always guarantee quality meats, fresh pastas and the classic selection of desserts. Now London has its own first barrio restaurant with a complete Argentine menu offering meats or vegetables from the grill, baked delicacies from our Horno de Campo (clay oven),hand made fresh pasta, delicious Argentine wine from Mendoza - its famous wine region in the foothills of the Andes as well as a selection of traditional desserts. Of course Argentina will always be famous for the quality of its beef , however, its cuisine is more diverse than simply "parrilla" (grilled meats). We hope that in La Patagonia, your own barrio restaurant here in Camden Town, you will be able to experience some of the rich culinary tradition of Argentina.

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  1. Real Good Argentine Food (0.5 miles)
    Camden Lock Place, Primrose Hill, NW1 8AF
  2. The Gaucho Grill (1.0 miles)
    Charlotte Street, W1T 2NU
  3. Garufin (1.3 miles)
    Lambs Conduit Passage, Holborn, WC1R 4RG

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Where to get a meal before a gig in Camden
Camden’s very own Argentinian steakhouse. Chargrilled rump, marbled ribs, lamb loin and sirloin feature on the menu, along with a selection of Milanesas - breaded escalopes of chicken breast and beef steak. The keen prices make it exceptional value for the quality on offer, little wonder the restaurant is packed at lunch and dinner times.

"Rustic Argentinian is great value for money"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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Steakhouses have been hip since Hawksmoor made meat sexy. Forget Angus Steakhouse, now we have the fabulously art deco MASH, trendy Soho joint Flat Iron and high end Goodman among many others, all worthy of merit for different reasons.

As Argentina is famous for its beef, it’s only natural Argentinian steakhouses should prove successful on this side of the pond. In the centre of Amsterdam every other restaurant is a South American steakhouse, and while they aren’t quite as ubiquitous here almost everyone has eaten at a Gaucho or one of the highly praised examples of the genre like Buen Ayre or Garufa.

But La Patagonia is not just about steak. The menu has a good representation of traditional Argentinian food and its influences, so as well as arepas (corn pancakes) and grilled meats there’s Spanish chorizo and Italian pasta dishes.

We start with a couple of empanadas, the Latin equivalent of pasties, fried rather than baked. One is stuffed with well-seasoned minced beef, spinach, raisins and egg; the other with spinach and rich béchamel. Provoletta a la Patagonia is melted provolone cheese sprinkled with a little red onion; it gets more and more appetising as it cools and crisps up.

Milanesa Puerto Madryn, named after the coastal city, is a breaded chicken escalope with a deep fried sweet banana and sweetcorn cream over the top, a surprisingly great combination. Asado de tira is ‘cut across the rib cage as per the Gaucho tradition’, essentially grilled, perfectly marbled beef ribs.

Ensalada de campo translates as ‘field salad’, but it’s in fact a rather sumptuous mix of rocket, parmesan and sundried tomatoes. Even the chips are special; Provençale fries are hand cut with the skin on, seasoned with salt, garlic and parsley. Obviously the wine list is mostly made up of Argentinian wines, but there’s native Prosecco and Quilnes beer too.

Both food and service are top notch, plus the bill comes to just £70 including two glasses of Malbec and two beers. That’s value for money few steakhouses can beat.

Leila reviewed La Patagonia on Wed 23 Apr 2014

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