The Best Steak in Cape Town

The Best Steak in Cape Town

The perfect steak is a rare treat, so The Inside Guide has listed their favourite meateries in Cape Town. Don Armando’s Argentinian specialities has made it to their list of favourites.

Located in the Prestwich Street precinct (right next door to its Italian sister, Il Leoone), this Argentinian parilla (grillhouse) specialises in asado (that’s braaied meat in this neck of the woods). The restaurant is cosy and contemporary, with wooden floors and comfy booths. We sat on the balcony outside, as it was a perfect Cape evening and, when it got chilly, our waiter Blessing brought us snug Don Armando-branded fleece blankies. Meat, obviously, is the main event on the concise menu, and all cuts come with your choice of a side. For me, there’s nothing better than steak and chips, so I ordered the Papas Fritas (hand-cut potato chips), but if you want to add a splash of green to your plate, go for the pan-fried spinach with garlic and lemon or the mixed salad. The starters menu includes other Argentinian specialities, such as empañadasand quinoa salad.

SteakBoyz recommend picanha (pronounced, pee-KAHN-ya) – 800g of pure, unadulterated meat, covered in a blanket of moreish fat. A popular South American cut, it’s taken from the section just above the rump. I wasn’t up for that quantity of meat, so my partner and I shared a prime rib steak and fillet on the bone, which the kitchen cut up for us and served on a platter. Both were tender, tasty and well prepared, and came with chimichurri dip on the side, but if you’d prefer a different sauce, choose from mushroom, pepper, mustard or garlic and herb

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