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How do I order beef medium-rare in Buenos Aires?


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How do I order beef medium-rare in Buenos Aires?

Mike624 | Nov 27, 2009 10:04 PM

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I seem to be finding multiple ways to order beef medium-rare in Buenos Aires and some sites contradict others.

Seems like "a punto" is the most common way to request medium-rare, but I've read on a few sites that "a punto" isn't really what Americans (I'm from NYC) would consider medium-rare and that meat can often come much closer to well-done. One site I came across suggested ordering meat "azul." Can I simply ask for "rosa" or "rojo?" One phrasebook suggested to order "no muy hecho," but that seems awfully ambiguous. Should I order rare ("vuelta y vuelta"??") and hope for the best?

Anyone living in BA or with extensive travel experience there have any thoughts on this? I'll be in town from December 7 to 9 and I'd like to get some good-old fashioned bife de lomo MEDIUM-RARE.

Thanks in advance for your help,


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