The Meat at La Pulpéria comes with a capital M, served in a noisy, welcoming little dining room and whipped up in white-tiled kitchen by talented Argentinean chef Fernando Di Tomaso and his South American team. The menu changes daily, but on our visit it all began with crunchy calf’s sweetbreads accompanied by a few girolles mushrooms and a cep sauce, and a pretty cod ceviche surrounded with fine slices of sweet potato, avocado purée and a splash of lemon juice. Each flavour sung out, while perfectly complementing the others on the plate.
Then the mains (vegetarians look away now). A bloody, magnificent churrasco cut of beef, just recently arrived from its native pampas, served with rissole potatoes and garlicky, spicy chimichurri sauce. There was also the pluma ibérique, a piece of pork wrapped in a very fine layer of well-flavoured fat and pan-fried then grilled, producing a delicious dish, so tender in the middle that it almost seemed not to be pork. Both dishes were generous, precise and seriously good.
The prices might seem a bit high at first (starters from €10 to €12, mains €25 to €30, desserts around €10), but for the quality of the products and the cooking, it’s really very reasonable. The portions are huge, too; we were left mournfully contemplating the splendid cheese board, incapable of fitting in anything resembling a dessert, not even the promising dulce de leche.
This restaurant serves one of Time Out's 50 best dishes in Paris. Click here to see the full list.
|Venue name:||La Pulpéria|
11 rue Richard Lenoir
|Opening hours:||Du mardi au vendredi, de midi à 14h30 et de 20h à 23h. Le lundi et le samedi, de 20 à 23h. Fermé le dimanche|
|Transport:||Métro : Charonne ou Voltaire|
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Genuinely one of the best steak restaurants I've been too - ahead of Hawksmoore in London and even better than many of the better restaurants in Buenos Aires.
Food is the main draw. It is comically cramped in the dinning room, but the atmosphere is wonderfully jovial, which more than makes up for it. The meat is excellent, but what really makes it is the attention paid to the sides and other courses. Excellent stuff - in a cracking neighbourhood of Paris too.
Brilliant food. the sweetbreads to start were out of this world. service was good and latin.. don't expect to get your ego massaged! really enjoyed my meal. the portions are big but i managed the churrasco and the dulce de leche at a big push. very happy
Be careful, because the restaurant is very noisy. The service is non welcoming, if you don't pick a 100 € wine bottle you will have derogatory remark from the owner. There are so much meat restaurant better than this one in Paris ! Unico is so much better if you want to try argentine meat. Sachez que ce restaurant est très bruyant et donc à éviter pour les dîners romantiques ou intimes. Si vous ne choisissez pas de bouteilles de vins à 100 euros ou si vous redemandez du pain, vous aurez droit aux remarques désobligeantes du propriétaires des lieux. Il y a tellement de restaurants de viandes sur Paris. Mieux vaut préférer Unico si vous souhaitez découvrir un bon restaurant de viande argentin.