A taste of Argentina

Josselle Sison

With its brick walled interior, richly colored brown booths, dark wooden tables and soft lighting, diners don’t need to travel far to feast on Argentinean cuisine and get the Buenos Aires experience.

Buenos Aires Grill, which opened in March 2002, is located just off of Nordhoff Street on Corbin Avenue. The restaurant offers a variety of Argentinean dishes that are all served in a relaxed atmosphere just moments away from the CSUN campus.

When guests first enter they are greeted by friendly hosts. The walls are lined with shelves filled of bottles of wine, sports memorabilia and black and white portraits of dancers. Flat screen televisions are spread throughout the restaurant, each showing a different soccer game.

Moments after guests are seated, sourdough bread is brought out accompanied by the house sauce, a mix of garlic, olive oil, parsley, salt, and vinegar.

For starters, Buenos Aires Grill offers appetizers such as Tortilla Espa’ntilde;ola, a traditional Spanish potato tart, and the house specialty, empanadas, baked Argentine turnovers filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables.

The menu has a large selection of main course items, ranging from seafood pasta to Caesar salads with your choice of chicken, steak, or shrimp. A popular dish is the grilled portobello salad, made with baby spinach, grilled portobello mushrooms and topped with fresh mozzarella, diced tomatoes, and olive oil.

In addition to vegetables and pasta, Buenos Aires Grill specializes in a variety of meat prepared fresh on an open grill. The menu showcases ‘family items’ such as Parrilla Buenos Aires, Parrilla Argentina and Parrilla Completa. These are large dishes of differently prepared steak accompanied by sides of sausage and shortbread, meant to feed parties of two or more.

For guests who dine solo, the menu offers a generous selection of smaller dishes. The sandwiches give customers a taste of Buenos Aires Grill’s meat for a fraction of the price of the large family-sized dishes. The Buenos Aires Sandwich is $8 and consists of sirloin strips, melted provolone cheese, saut’eacute;ed julienne onions, and roasted red ‘amp; green bell peppers. On weekdays, sandwiches are accompanied by a side dish and customers can choose from items such as home made mashed potatoes, Spanish rice, or saut’eacute;ed creamed spinach.

The restaurant also features a long brick bar that serves wine and beer. The wine list features eight types of cabernet sauvignon and seven types of Merlot from Argentina as well as white wine from Italy.’

Monday through Thursday the restaurant hosts a wine tasting from 4 -7 p.m. Wine tasting is available upon request and guests can sample up to four wines chosen by the manager from different parts of the world depending on the day of the week.

No meal is complete without dessert. When guests are done with their main course, Buenos Aires Grill has their own unique recipe for Panqueques Argentinos, an Argentine pastry crepe filled with dulce de leche, a special milk caramel, topped with a touch of chocolate syrup and caramelized sugar. For $6 an item, guests can also choose from cr’egrave;me brulee, tiramisu, and Tarta de Manzana, an apple pie pastry filled with caramel and cinnamon.

Whether you’re craving large portions of grilled meat or just looking for a place to sip wine and watch a soccer game, Buenos Aires Grill is the perfect getaway in the middle of Northridge.With its brick walled interior, richly colored brown booths, dark wooden tables and soft lighting, diners don’t need to travel far to feast on Argentinean cuisine and get the Buenos Aires experience.

Buenos Aires Grill, which opened in March 2002, is located just off of Nordhoff Street on Corbin Avenue. The restaurant offers a variety of Argentinean dishes that are all served in a relaxed atmosphere just moments away from the CSUN campus.

When guests first enter they are greeted by friendly hosts. The walls are lined with shelves filled of bottles of wine, sports memorabilia and black and white portraits of dancers. Flat screen televisions are spread throughout the restaurant, each showing a different soccer game.

Moments after guests are seated, sourdough bread is brought out accompanied by the house sauce, a mix of garlic, olive oil, parsley, salt, and vinegar.

For starters, Buenos Aires Grill offers appetizers such as Tortilla Espa’ntilde;ola, a traditional Spanish potato tart, and the house specialty, empanadas, baked Argentine turnovers filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables.

The menu has a large selection of main course items, ranging from seafood pasta to Caesar salads with your choice of chicken, steak, or shrimp. A popular dish is the grilled portobello salad, made with baby spinach, grilled portobello mushrooms and topped with fresh mozzarella, diced tomatoes, and olive oil.

In addition to vegetables and pasta, Buenos Aires Grill specializes in a variety of meat prepared fresh on an open grill. The menu showcases ‘family items’ such as Parrilla Buenos Aires, Parrilla Argentina and Parrilla Completa. These are large dishes of differently prepared steak accompanied by sides of sausage and shortbread, meant to feed parties of two or more.

For guests who dine solo, the menu offers a generous selection of smaller dishes. The sandwiches give customers a taste of Buenos Aires Grill’s meat for a fraction of the price of the large family-sized dishes. The Buenos Aires Sandwich is $8 and consists of sirloin strips, melted provolone cheese, saut’eacute;ed julienne onions, and roasted red ‘amp; green bell peppers. On weekdays, sandwiches are accompanied by a side dish and customers can choose from items such as home made mashed potatoes, Spanish rice, or saut’eacute;ed creamed spinach.

The restaurant also features a long brick bar that serves wine and beer. The wine list features eight types of cabernet sauvignon and seven types of Merlot from Argentina as well as white wine from Italy.’

Monday through Thursday the restaurant hosts a wine tasting from 4 -7 p.m. Wine tasting is available upon request and guests can sample up to four wines chosen by the manager from different parts of the world depending on the day of the week.
No meal is complete without dessert. When guests are done with their main course,

Buenos Aires Grill has their own unique recipe for Panqueques Argentinos, an Argentine pastry crepe filled with dulce de leche, a special milk caramel, topped with a touch of chocolate syrup and caramelized sugar. For $6 an item, guests can also choose from cr’egrave;me brulee, tiramisu, and Tarta de Manzana, an apple pie pastry filled with caramel and cinnamon.

Whether you’re craving large portions of grilled meat or just looking for a place to sip wine and watch a soccer game, Buenos Aires Grill is the perfect getaway in the middle of Northridge.