Argentina is known for its curiosity with Minor League Baseball, driving only on the shoulder, and outfitting professional dancers with pizza-cutter spurs. Taste the fruits of their dancing with today's Groupon, offering $20 worth of Argentinean flavors for lunch or dinner at Buenos Aires Pizzeria for $9. The game-changing pie palace is located not far from Coors Field, home of the world's largest outdoor renaissance faire.
Buenos Aires Pizzeria's menu was crafted outside of the pizza box. Try an empanada ($2.05 each) filled with a mouthwatering meat such as beef or chorizo, or choose one of their veggie empanadas, including blue cheese and onion, corn, and margarita (tomato, basil, and cheese). You can also opt for an order of canastitas, better known as open-faced empanadas ($2.90 each). Venture down the menu with a warm sandwich, such as the Cuban (ham, pork, swiss, pickles, mustard, and mayo, hot pressed on Cuban bread, $8.30), Media Luna (ham and cheese oozed between flaky croissant, $5.65), or a meatball sub (with tomato sauce, oregano, and chunks of mozzarella, $7.90).
Pizza is a standout, and options are seemingly endless. All pies feature Buenos Aires' fresh, homemade tomato sauce and come in three sizes ($10.25–$19.65). To build it yourself, choose from ham, bacon, chorizo, soppresatta, hearts of palm, hard-boiled egg, roasted red peppers, and more. There is also a bevy of premade pies such as the Fugazza (sauteed onion and oregano), the Fugazzetta (mozzarella, sauteed onion, and oregano), and the Crudo (mozzarella, prosciutto, sun-dried tomato). The authentic eatery also serves fresh gelato and a variety of coffee and warm beverages, perfect for angrily throwing in the face of disrespectful country music stars.
With a menu that boasts familiar dishes prepared in ethnic settings, Buenos Aires is the perfect place to ease the foodphobe in your life into more experimental types of eating. Owned and operated by two generations of the Carrera family, the eatery has service that is personable and pleasant. Dine in for lunch or dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m.
- Excellent experience with unique and traditional argentine cuisine. Authentic flavor and atmosphere with only Argentine music ever playing in the background. Prompt service with delicious hot fresh bread and "chimichurri" (argentine herb sauce & marinade). Moderate pricing and convenient location make this place worthwile [sic] to stop by. The specialty is the pizza, but no menu item is a bad choice...not to mention you MUST try the gelato while you're there! – fubolito2002
Buenos Aires Pizzeria
The United States isn't the only place where Italian immigrants have made an indelible mark on the local cuisine. But while American pizza generally errs on the side of thin crust, notes USA Today, Argentinian pizza starts with "thick, bready crust" crowned with heaps of onions and cheese. The Carrera family's Buenos Aires Pizzeria, the newspaper continues, walks "a middle ground" with a hand-tossed, medium-sized crust. Flavored with housemade tomato sauce or olive oil, these pies arrive topped with everything from spinach and prosciutto to chorizo and mint leaves, an ideal ingredient for pizza you'd rather kiss than eat. In addition to nearly 40 specialty pizzas, the eatery accommodates diners of all stripes with customizable pies and gluten-free crust.
Pizza isn't the only thing the Carrera clan crafts by hand. Made from scratch, traditional and open-faced empanadas sport nearly 30 fillings, from butternut squash and carrot to a medley of bacon, cheese, and fig. For dessert, try over 35 gelato flavors—such as chocolate almond and mango—made in-house daily. While cooks work tirelessly in the open kitchen, bartenders serve wines hailing exclusively from Argentina, including four varieties of malbec.