AUSTIN - Unable to find the Mexican restaurant I was looking for and unwilling to stray too far from I-35, I settled for lunch at this place: Buenos Aires Cafe on East 6th Street in Austin. Solid choice. Borders on uppity, but apparently this place is the first Argentinian restaurant to come to Austin.
The hostess suggested the ceviche, or the Lomito Beef sandwich. I took the latter. It was called the Best Sandwich in Austin by The Onion.
It's also noteworthy that for the first time in my entire life I said "No" to the option of fries. My body is still suffering withdrawals from the decision.
Lomito is a speciality of Argentina, and it's well done here. Well done as in very good. It's pork tenderloin with chimichurri sauce, or Dijon mustard on a French baguette. Cheese is also an option. The meat is outstanding; not try in the least, and just the right amount of tenderness. The sauce does not take away from the meat flavor.
If you're going to come here, don't be a Vegan. Argentinians are all about meat.
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