Argentinean steakhouse El Bodegon
has a devoted following for their super-fairly priced Argentinean steaks. And other stuff. I think
they do other stuff. It's really hard to tell what's on other people's tables, because those other people are usually ravenous guys hunched over plates inhaling some type of meat off a cutting board. It's one of the few places in Shanghai you can count on being full every night of the week, including rainy Tuesdays that kill their competition. They are on to something. Maybe it's the unapologetic devotion to meat; one of the "sides" offered for their steaks is chorizo. They are now parlaying that success into a second location
. It opens next week. The space is bigger; they may add a Uruguayan wagyu onto the menu. But that's it for changes. The formula remains nice, grass-fed beef, over flame, to table, for surprisingly reasonable prices. Like 150rmb for a 300 gram rib-eye
. The new location will be on Panyu Lu, above the Brasa Chicken there and just down the road from Pie Society
and The Tipsy Fiddler
. Good luck, gauchos!