On Steves suggestion, a friend and I hit Victors Grill in Falls Church before going to a show at the State Theater on Friday.
We got there at about 9pm in the rain and definitely found a cleanish dive. My friend speaks fluent Spanish and flirted a bit with the waitress while ordering. There was much discussion so Im not sure if what we got was standard or not.
We both ordered the Argentinian style steak with potatoes, and an Inca beer (which is a treat in itself, sort of a sweet Port style beer).
First a plate of crisp veggies are brought outfor each of us, such as cucumbers, radishes, onion, lettuce, etc, that were for putting with bites of the steak (not so much as a salad). Then the steaks were brought out, and much like Steve suggested, they were perfectly cooked, and very large. They lay half upon a huge helping of potatoes (mashed, also done very well). All looks great, and we start to dig in. The waitress then brings out two sauces, one hot (very good, made with crushed chilies), one more of an oil (which I didnt have).
But it didnt stop there. Inexplicably, she brings out three baked potato halves, skinned. Yet one more trip brought out two over easy eggs for each of us. At this point we asked her to stop bringing food. She said that she was done.
I figured out that a piece of meat (previously coated with the hot sauce), with mashed potatoes on the fork, a bit of the veggies hanging on, slathered in egg yolk was about as close to heaven as could be had that night.
(Never could figure out about the side of potatoes)
Definitely on the top of my list from now on, Im eager to check out some of the other menu items (and have another Inca beer). Oh, and a footnote, as it was late, I was starving when we got there. Theres a Super Pollo next door and the smell was killing me (with how good it was). Since we were trying to make the show, I wondered if we were making a mistake by not getting the certified good Pollo, and making a quicker meal of it. Upon leaving, I knew we made the right choice.
Bill was $24 for each of us, pre tip. Thanks Steve.