Buenos Aires

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Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
East Village
It’s no fun scanning a wine list in search of an affordable bottle. At Buenos Aires, a bustling, bright Argentine spot, there isn’t a bottle that isn’t reasonably priced. The list, packed with Malbecs for around $25, delivers maximum flavor for your buck. So does the menu. Fat, succulent steaks; plump, snappy sausages; juicy, lemony chicken fresh off the grill—this is a carnivore’s playground, where meat may come with a side of meat (a jumbo slab of skirt steak is paired with blood sausage!). If you must get your greens, load up on the vibrant, shamelessly garlicky chimichurri sauce (a lovely chartreuse, thanks to the parsley); there’s a bottle on every table, and you should slather it on everything but dessert. Your breath will reek for days, but that’s a small price to pay for a tasty meal, decent service and a bill that won’t break the bank.
Venue name: Buenos Aires
Contact:
Address: 513 E 6th St
New York

Cross street: between Aves A and B
Opening hours: Daily noon–midnight
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave, 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average main course: $14. AmEx, MC, V
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