Are You A Meat Lover?
Fire Up Your Appetite!
When we think of a great meal, many people immediately think of the meat they will eat. If you are a meat lover, you will notice that restaurants serving tasty grilled dishes are a speciality in Andalusia. We love eating at these kinds of restaurants – and there are several to recommend. Here is our personal selection if you happen to be staying at Quartiers Marbella Apartments.
Flame-Grilled Perfection: Why Argentinian Steakhouses are Among the Best in the World
Unlocking the Secrets of Argentine Meat: Why it’s Unlike Any Other. Argentina is renowned worldwide for its rich meat-centric culinary traditions, and for good reason. Argentinians take pride in their unique cuts of meat, which are carefully selected based on texture and shape. Unlike the fast-and-furious approach of typical barbecues, Argentinians employ a slow roasting technique that allows the meat to cook to perfection. To add that distinctive smoky flavour that’s synonymous with Argentine steak houses, the meat is finished with a high-heat sear that leaves the outside with a slightly charred crust. It’s a time-honored process that’s the key to the incomparable flavour and texture of Argentine meat.
Spanish Retinto Beef is world class
While Argentina is renowned for its beef, Spain is making waves with its own high-quality and exclusive offerings that are sure to delight meat lovers everywhere. One such standout is the Ternera Retinta or Carne de Retinto, hailing from Extremadura and the Cadiz region. The cows are grass-fed and walk near the sea or even on the beach, boasting a flavour and texture that’s truly exceptional. A must-try when in Marbella!
This is also the case with various beef cattle breeds from the mountainous regions in Spain, such as Rubia Gallega, Ternera Asturiana, Tudanca from Cantabria, Pirenaica from the northern regions of Navarra and the Basque Country, to Morucha from Salamanca and Avileña Negra Ibérica from Sierra de Guadarrama.
6 Great Grills and SteakHouses in Marbella, Puerto Banus & San Pedro Alcantara
EL GAUCHO – Puerto Banús
Address: Muelle Benabola 9, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
Telephone: +34 952 81 21 67
El Gaucho in Puerto Banus is a famous classic and authentic Argentinian Steakhouse. It is like it has been there forever, and the food is tasty. Make sure to book a table in advance!
BUENOS AIRES STEAK HOUSE – Old Town Marbella
Address: Calle Tetuán, 5, 29601 Marbella, Málaga – Open for dinner.
Telephone: +34 952 77 31 24
Argentinian Grill. Meat, fish, delicious salads and typical Argentinian specialities. This steakhouse has a terrace and modern interiors with minimalist decoration. It is one of the best Argentine restaurants on the Costa del Sol. And do not let its high-quality standard put you off, it’s not expensive at all.
TANGO – Puerto Banus
Address: Av. de Julio Iglesias, s/n, Puerto Banús, 29660 Marbella – Open in evenings
Telephone: 951 89 95 57
Tango Puerto Banus is an exclusive Argentine restaurant where exquisite international cuisine, based on the preparation of typical Argentine dishes is served.
ANGUS STEAK HOUSE – San Pedro Alcantara
Address: Calle Linda Vista, 27, 29670 San Pedro Alcántara, Málaga – Open in evenings
Telephone: + 34 951 48 05 02
Excellent meats and vegetables, very good service and the staff help choose the different cuts of Argentine meat. The restaurant has a quiet and pleasant terrace.
ORIGEN ASADOR ARGENTINO – Marbella
Address: Calle Acera de la Marina, nº 2, 29601 Marbella, Málaga – Open for dinner all year. Lunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in winter.
Telephone: + (34) 951 352 164
Delicious Argentinian meat grill close to the beach promenade Paseo Maritimo in the centre of Marbella. With a good wine menu and Argentine grilled meats, Origin Restaurant in the heart of Marbella is a good option if you are a meat lover if not, you can always opt for the vegetarian menu.
TEHUELCHE – Benahavis
Carretera de Benahavis (A-7175), Km. 1,5, 29688 Estepona, Málaga – Only open evenings.
Telephone: + (34) 952 883 742
When you are staying with us at Quartiers Marbella Apartments, and want to have a grilled steak for dinner, without going to Marbella or Puerto Banus, you can visit Tehuelche, just a few minutes from us. A perfect place to spend the evening enjoying grilled meat and other typical Argentine dishes such as chorizo and empanadas. The restaurant has nice terraces with fantastic views of Guadalmina Alta.