The reputation of this South American grill is spreading, and on a Monday evening it was hard to get a table. The mainly young crowd comes for one thing: the meat. This is certainly no place for vegetarians, and starters and desserts are unexceptional, but the sizzling beef and lamb are top grade. There are soups and empanadas to start, and also a complimentary salad. Beef and lamb are grilled to order and brought out on a brazier of hot coals – perfect for giving an extra grill to a slightly underdone cut, or simply to keep half your order hot.
Chicken could get an additional sizzle and you can divide the four juicy lamb chops so they don’t get cold. Steaks are sold according to weight, and the accompanying bowls of chips are large enough for even the hungriest teenager. The pleasant, attentive staff are happy to advise on the fattier cuts, such as asado ribs, and to make sure the meat is cooked to the requested degree. La Fiesta isn’t an intimate spot – the wooden tables are fairly close together and there’s a buzz of conversation – but if you want the best kosher meat, this is where to come.