It was a pleasure to make my way to Brooklyn Heights last month to enjoy the flavors of recently opened La Barrita Argentinian Steakhouse and Wine Bar. This new spot is bringing Argentinian culture and authentic dishes to New York. The restaurant was brought to life thanks to restaurateur Nando Ghorchian and the creativity and passion of Sebastian Cardona who serves as the creator of this welcoming and alluring steakhouse. Keep reading to learn more about their location, delectable dishes, and amazing team!
La Barrita has a very casual, warm, yet sophisticated vibe. It offers a bar and lounge area where you can enjoy their great variety of Argentinian Malbecs carefully curated by Sebastian Cardona himself. Among the Malbecs available are a number of rare varieties from some of the best small wine producers in Argentina. These include a limited-edition 2012 Rivus from Patagonia and limited-release 2010 Bodega Navarro Correas. This last one is also an organic wine gold winner in Mendoza. You can also join them at the bar for happy hour all day, every day for $5 beers, $8 well drinks, $9 wine, and $10 Sangria.
Then, as you move deeper into the establishment, you have their main dining room and an outdoor patio perfect to enjoy a meal outdoors (open seasonally). The menu not only offers authentic Argentinian dishes, but dishes inspired in the childhood and upbringing of Cardona in Mar del Plata, where he grew up in a farm and learned how to cook from his grandmother. La Barrita only sources local grass-fed, hormone free meats and seafood making them stand out even more amongst other Argentinian restaurants in the area.
Food at La Barrita Argentinian Steakhouse & Wine Bar is fresh and hand crafted, so there is a lot of thought, time, and love involved in every single dish. Good energy all around! From their appetizers, I fell in love with the delicious wild mushrooms sauce in their Polenta del Bosque. I got extremely excited to try their Morcilla (Morcilla is one of my favorite Puerto Rican dishes! However, Puerto Rican and Argentinian Morcillas are refreshingly different from each other. So aim to try both!). I was also really intrigued to try tongue for the first time with their Lengua a la Vinagreta. If you want to compliment a dish or appetizer with a salad, their Quinoa Gusto is sweetly delicious and refreshing, while their Kale Ceasar is addicting!
No Argentinian meal is complete without an Empanada, and their homemade ones were a hit that night! Go for either a classic Carne Cortada a Cuchillo one or the Espinaca one if you prefer a vegetarian version. Then, of course, treat yourself to all the Argentinian meat goodness your heart desires with their various sandwiches, from the grill, and parrillada options. Those meats were crazy impressive! Needless to say, I would totally recommend anyone wanting to try some great Argentinian food in New York to stop by La Barrita in Brooklyn Heights.
132 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201