You can imagine that a college student’s budget doesn’t allow me to experience some of the great restaurants that Buenos Aires has to offer. That being said, if I do plan on going out, I scout out the place beforehand to get the most of my experience. It would be devastating if I spent all this money at a restaurant that I didn’t even end up liking.
After checking out reviews and recommendations on the Internet, I finally decided on Pobre Luis, a restaurant close to my apartment in Belgrano. Walking there, you might think that it would be a Chinese restaurant. Pobre Luis is located just on the outskirts of China town, but trust me, it is nowhere close to being Chinese food.
The first thing I noticed about the restaurant was the fun decorations and light atmosphere. It was refreshing to see such an acclaimed venue that didn’t take itself too seriously. There were soccer (futbol) jerseys hung up all over the walls, and the parilla was right in the center of the restaurant, allowing everyone to look in and see their food cooked.
We got a series of courses, including meats, potatoes, salads, and of course a dessert. The steaks were cooked to perfection, and highlighted by the simple garnishes. The dish that stole the show, though, was the “sweetbread”. It’s not what you think. Pobre Luis is known for their sweetbreads but it is far from what I expected a sweetbread might look like. As it turns out, this dish is a very tender cut of meat. From my understanding, this cut comes from right around the neck of the cow, allowing for a sweet and juicy dish. It was masterfully cooked and served hot. I would definitely recommend getting this plate because Pobre Luis definitely knows its meat!