Most seasoned travelers agree that Argentina is the beef capital of the world. The statistics seem to agree too; the average Argentine eats 70kg+ of beef per year, which is 30kg more than beef-loving Australia. Despite knowing all of this before arriving, I was still shocked at the popularity (and inexpensiveness) of beef.
That said, it takes a little knowledge and nous to end up with a great steak on your plate. For starters, the traditional Argentina asado involves cooking ALL parts of the cow, so it’s easy to end up with black pudding and sweetbreads, which paradoxically aren’t deserts at all. Also, the cuts have different names in Spanish and the popular cuts here are a little different to the popular cuts at home.