Carnivores the world over know that Argentina is home to some of the best beef around, and the meat-eaters of London are increasingly drawn to Whitechapel and the Moo Cantina, where the gaucho lifestyle is alive and well. Situated on the bustling thoroughfare of Brick Lane, their specialities are lesser spotted on the streets of London – lomitos, gourmet toasted sandwiches filled with meats and cheeses, and empanadas, the Argentinian-style pasties packed with flavour.
The stature of South American food is on the up-and-up across England, and of course, London is where one can find some of the best purveyors in the country. Down on Brick Lane – usually more Bangladesh than Buenos Aires – one can find Moo Cantina, an Argentinian restaurant that offers street food and steaks to the hungry public of London. Lunchtime means lomitos, posh sandwiches, and empanadas, pasties which can be filled with beef, chicken, ham & cheese, and then either fried or baked.
There is, of course, far more to Argentinian cuisine, and at a restaurant called Moo Cantina, it would be remiss not to mention the beef options. The steaks available at their outlet on Brick Lane in Whitechapel are impressive, from the standard fillet, ribeye and sirloin options to the more traditionally South American vacio cut, taken from the flank of the cow. Order one up and settle down to some of the best beef in London – just remember to book a table first.
Really good food with excellent fillet steaks and chips. Very good choice on the menu especially for starters and sandwiches if looking for a good reasonably priced meal. The Service was very pleasant and helpful and the wait times were minimal between courses. Good for dates or just catching up with friends.
Food was absolutely amazing. I had sirloin and sweet potatoes fries and the meat was tender and juicy. The cocktails were delicious, my favourite was Porn Star. The service was also excellent and friendly. I will absolutely recommend it and I will have to repeat again.
Table was ready on time. Great food and service. It was fast and tasty. The look and feel is nice, very Argentinean. Will definitely come back soon!