Argentina and America share many similarities: waves of immigrants built their cities, cowboys roam their hinterlands, and juicy slabs of steak serve as their preferred currency. Cross a culinary cultural divide with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a three-course prix fixe meal for two at Caminito Argentinian Grill (up to a $60 total value). The prix fixe meal includes:
- One appetizer
- Two entrees
- One dessert<p>
Taking its name from a street in an immigrant neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Caminito celebrates the cosmopolitan nature of Argentine fare with elegant prix fixe feasts. Executive chef Mario Lobos oversees a culinary summit between Spanish and Italian eats, awakening appetites with golden-brown empanadas stuffed with savory meats and cheese before tempting palates with main meals such as a gnocchi de la casa, bursting with house-made dumplings swimming in a cream and tomato sauce. Diners carve the salmon al champinion’s fresh fillets of grilled fish mingled with creamy mushroom sauce and spinach, or listen to a folksy tale of the rustic Pampas in the sizzles of juicy bife de chorizo. Dulcet after-dinner treats punctuate each meal, with a custardy flan con dulce de leche or a cream-topped budin de pan arriving with two share-ready utensils.
The colorful restaurant space swells with national pride, awakening walls with framed Argentine soccer jerseys and a mural depicting city-dwellers dancing down a Buenos Aires street. Gaslight-style wall sconces cast glowing light on a décor of deep reds, blues and goldenrod, while a sturdy wooden bar easily supports impromptu tabletop tangos.