El Nacional

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In an unusual location, divided from the street by a wonderfully wide and inviting terrace, San Telmo contender Nacional has been given a new lease of life by its reinauguration in November 2008. With an accomplished chef-owner fresh from a stint at Olsen's Madrid branch, the menu is full of tempting, comforting dishes like home-made mushroom ravioli and roasted pork loin (bondiola) with pumpkin and ginger purée, but check the specials board too to see what's cooking, aside from the Sunday jazz sessions downstairs. A chocolate volcano, the new standard on many a BA menu, is given a nice lift with the addition of a delicate lavender cream, and the intriguingly named Mingo's Project is a classic Argentinian dessert and highly recommended - that's dulce de membrillo (quince jelly) with a slice of deliciously creamy cheese.

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El Nacional details

Perú 858,
entre Estados Unidos y Independencia

Area San Telmo

Transport Bus 10, 22, 29, 86, 195

Telephone 011 4300 2887

El Nacional website

Open 9am-5pm Mon; 9am-1am Tue-Fri, Sun; from 5pm Sat

Main courses AR$22-$49

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