Yesterday I had some of the best steaks ever, really!! Once again, I was staying in Germany for my job and fortunately for me, I’ve got some great colleagues (believe it or not, one is one of the Happy Birthday singers from my Josephine’s blog post) who also enjoy good food. In Italian they people would be called ‘gente di buona forchetta ‘. Usually we always go to the same restaurants close to our hotel and work, but sometimes we are tempted to go to Cologne (that is only 15min drive).
Last night was one of those nights, we went to restaurant “El Chango”, an Argentinian Steakhouse.
I already went to this restaurant a few months ago when we were celebrating the “bachelor party” of a friend of mine but I had to go back to double check because my memories were not very clear after all those beers.
The restaurant is located close to the Heumarkt. This might scare some people away as it is a touristy place. It is alsotrue that the place looks quit kitschy, so it is not very appealing. But once you taste the meat, all those thoughts come to dissapear. The meat gets grilled on an authentic Argentinian grill and is seasoned in the way it should be. I remember the first time I was pretty surprised to eat only meat with a tin foiled potato (without sauce, etc…), but as the meat has so much flavor that you don’t need anything extra. This time I only went for a normal 300gr filet steak (Bife De Lomo), because last time I took the double filet steak from 400gr
The only thing that disturbed me a little bit, is that the staff didn’t really seem motivated… But then again, these are things that happen to all of us, I didn’t lose my appetite because of it .
Did you guys already have great meat like this? Let me know!!
Restaurant El Chango
50667 Köln, Germany
Phone n°: +49 (0)221 2581212