Though a red flag may go up when you see the gaucho-costumed waiters, this is no cheesy theme eatery. Photos of tango hero Carlos Gardel adorn the wood-paneled walls, and Argentine treats are geared to make porteños (Buenos Aires natives) misty-eyed. The ground beef in the baked empanadas is well seasoned; steaks are perfectly cooked. Try the tarantela—an apple-flan cake; ask for it smothered in dulce de leche.
|Venue name:||La Porteña||Contact:|
74-25 37th Ave
|Cross street:||between 74th and 75th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, F, V, G, R to Jackson Hts–Roosevelt Ave; 7 to 74th St–Broadway|
|Price:||Average main course: $17. AmEx, MC, V|