Review: Charango Barbacoa
Bree Stree in Cape Town is a culinary hot spot and ever so often a new restaurant opens its doors.
Charango Barbacoa is the new-ish kid on the block.
The restaurant has had a name change and a new look and is a perfect spot to enjoy a casual meal.
The South American-style grill house re-opened its doors just over three weeks ago.
The spot is cosy yet casual and the seating flows on to the sidewalk for a more relaxed setting.
I have gone vegan for the month, so perhaps last Friday wasn't the best time to go, but my partner loves a good steak.
The easy-to-read menu has a range of light starters, sides and salads to meaty mains.
For starters, we both had tacos – for him, a signature meat taco which he really enjoyed.
It was filled with a generous portion of pulled beef, lettuce, coriander pistou, jalapenos and a mango salsa.
My first taco was filled with a combination of salads and my second one had mixed quinoa with toasted pumpkin seeds, toasted almond flakes with lots of greens.
For mains, my partner had a 600g picanha – a cut of beef known as sirloin cap in America – with a side of fries.
The meat was cooked to perfection.
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The chef kindly prepared my spread of vegan-friendly sides of which the sweet potato fries and the chargrilled corn were my favourites.
The next time I go back and order my own plate of meat, I will definitely add these sides.
I also had the zucchini fries and my least favourite was the baby veg bowl.
If you are in search of a good steak in the city, this is probably where you’ll find it.
Tel: 021 422 0757
Email: [email protected]
Address: 114 on Bree, Cape Town