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Great steak! We asked for the sirloin steak cooked rare and it was cooked perfectly. The service was great and the decoration and atmosphere were lovely
Very nice, great food, excellent wine and wonderful service. The outside seating area was absolutely perfect for a lovely sunny Sunday! Will definitely be returning!
Excellent service. The food was excellent and the restaurant has a great vibe to it
Beautiful steak, great service and all round fantastic Sunday lunch.
De La Panza is a friendly and reliable local restaurant. Food is always excellent and steaks cooked perfectly. Wine list is good although some of the prices may make you blink. Fernando, the owner, always takes real care of his regulars and has established De La Panza as a bit of a local institution. Only problem is some of the other diners who can be LOUD - why have a private conversation when you can share it with strangers? Unfortunately that's what you can expect in this part of Hackney/Islington now!
Very good experience. The meat dishes were excellent (short ribs, fillet steak and ribeye steak): tender, perfectly cooked and seasoned, besides very tasty. The chips that came with them were very good and so was the "chimichurri". We all had the same dessert, coffee flan, with which I wasn't very impressed. It tasted too much like instant coffee to me, although it might have not been made with it. Still, not bad and an interesting variation on the traditional flan. Big disappointment were the spicy beef empanadas. Edible but that was it. The restaurant atmosphere was great and the service, albeit slow, was good and courteous. I didn't mind the slowness in the food arriving since good Argentine barbecued meat should not be rushed.
De La Panza is a friendly place with excellent food and service. Try the gondola (a kind of pork stew), you won't be disappointed. Wine list is limited but with an interesting choice of wines from Argentina. The Juan Peron wine is good for a special occasion but make sure it is open for 30 mins before you drink it.
Service a little abrut but not as bad as some Resturants I have visited. The table we had at window far corner was a little cold but this would of been Ideal in the summer. Food was great no faults on food but plates we were given for our table grill main were cold . Regarding the black pudding sausage not to our taste but we did try it. Deserts recommend th pancake. Valentine's nite no silly over priced menu complimentary bubbly on arrival and piano played throuout the evening which gave the resturant a nice romantic feel.
The ambience and design of the restaurant is lovely. Sad to say the food and service did not live up to it. I had fish - which was actually ok - but my companions had steak and pork. The steak, considering it is supposed to be a speciality of Argentina was poor and the pork smothered in what only can be described as a 99p cook in sauce. Our order got lost so we waited over 30 minutes to get our starters - when the mistake was discovered we were given a bowl of olives as 'compensation' -no choice offered- and as two of us do not like olives it was scant consolation! Would not go again, although it would be a lovely place to sit outside on a warm evening and have a drink!
Would I go again? Yes I would, had the Sharer and the wife and I couldn't finish it, ribs were a bit over done but it was tasty. Everything else was cooked well. Staff were friendly and even put the leftovers in a doggy bag without us even saying anything.