Bariloche Parrilla Argentina is a new Argentinian steakhouse in Medellín, which opened just a few months ago.
I had heard about the restaurant from a Colombian friend and saw some good ratings on TripAdvisor, so we went to try it out last weekend.
In the U.S., we’d call it a steakhouse, but here in South America it’s known as a parilla, a restaurant where grilled meats are served.
The restaurant caters to a more sophisticated, adult clientele. The restaurant’s interior offers an intimate atmosphere suitable for any occasion, from business lunches to a night out with friends, or a romantic dinner date.
One of the first things you notice when entering the restaurant is that it has an open grill so you can see your steak being cooked.
Diners have several seating areas to choose from, including a few tables on an outdoor patio, a section of tables when you enter as well as a section behind the grill.
Bariloche Parrilla is located in El Poblado, up the hill from the La Frontera shopping mall.
Our Experience at Bariloche
I was in the mood for a steak so I had the ojo de bife (rib eye), which is a typical cut to grill in Argentina that was recommended by our waiter. The cost was 33,900 pesos ($11.73).
The steak was perfectly cooked, and I appreciated every minute of it, as it was very tasty with a good flavor and tender texture.
My Colombian wife had the grilled chicken that was also perfectly cooked and tasty with a cost of 27,900 pesos ($9.66).
The grilled meals at Bariloche come with a choice of side dishes, and we had mashed potatoes, mushrooms, baked potato and Waldolf side salad, all of which were good.
For dessert, we had the Chocotorta to share, which cost 7,900 peoso ($2.73).
For two of us for dinner, not including alcohol since we weren’t drinking, but including tip, the total was 103,000 pesos ($35.64).
The Menu at Bariloche
Appetizers run from 3,500 to 13,900 pesos.
The steaks at Bariloche range in price from 18,900 pesos for a half portion to 33,900 pesos for one person. They also have a grilled Argentina platter for two that costs 64,900 pesos.
All steaks come with a choice of up to three side dishes.
The menu at Bariloche also includes chicken, pork, hamburgers, and pasta. There are a few salads also, but this isn’t the kind of place you would typically go when you want something green and leafy.
The menu also has a number of delicious deserts that run from 5,900 to 8,900 pesos. The restaurant also has a bar with a small wine list, which we didn’t try as we were drinking juices with our dinner.
The Bottom Line
I’m a fan of Argentinian steak restaurants having eaten at several in Buenos Aires, Argentina and some of the staff at Bariloche are reportedly from Argentina so I went hoping to find a good steak.
In Bariloche, you will find a restaurant with authentic Argentina feel and tastes.
There aren’t that many good steakhouses in Medellín in my experience, and I would add Bariloche to the list of the best steakhouses in the city after trying it out.
When you’re in the mood for a high-quality Argentinian style steak from the grill, combined with attentive service and a warm, inviting atmosphere, head to Bariloche.