Almacén Secreto

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This 'secret store' was never really a store - and it's no longer even a secret following its move to more spacious premises. But owner María Morales Miy's fans don't care - they're too busy celebrating the expanded menu to match. Beautifully rendered northern Argentinian dishes such as empanadas tucumanas, tamales and locro now form part of the 'El norte' portion of the menu, with 'El centro' and 'El sur' broadening the range of regional specialities on offer to include carne al horno de barro (meat slow-cooked in an adobe oven) and cordero patagónico (Patagonian lamb).

The wine list features independent labels from around the country - try the Colomé Amalaya blend. María's artist partner Julio Lavallén is still a vital part of the setup: his Lucien Freud-esque portraits are hung in a gallery behind the restaurant, and his wonderful animal gargoyles line the patio's inner wall. Live music nights and art workshops are two further innovations. Not to be missed.

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Almacén Secreto details

Aguirre 1242,
Villa Crespo

Area Villa Crespo

Transport Bus 19, 34, 71, 93, 108, 168

Telephone 011 4775 1271

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Open noon-4pm Mon-Fri; from 8pm Thur-Sat

Main courses AR$30-$55

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Comments & ratings 4/5 (Average of 1 rating)