This was a rash decision of mine. I was on my way to La Luna when I walked past and was drawn in.
The place looked fantastic; a chargrill aroma filled the brick and mortar style room.
We were led through the restaurant to our seats, the restaurant housed a pleasant ambience helped by Low hanging fluorescent lights and very interesting copper tables, and it had a classy yet local comfort.
I decided to start with the scallop which was incredibly cooked with a chilli kick. It was served with some tangy mayo mustard which went really well. It was Charred awesomeness. (In my haste I forgot to take a
I was disappointed when the waitress said the short ribs were all finished for the day, but nevertheless they still had 2 steaks on the menu. We ordered the baby chicken in Peruvian spices, the wagyu rump and the quinoa salad.
The steak was fantastic, well-marbled, and so tender there was no need for a steak knife. Beautifully charred and Smokey with amazing seasoning and cooked to perfection, a squeeze of lime, a touch of chimichurri and I was in heaven.
We finished everything (the flavours were lick the plate clean good) and had a problem. We only ordered one of each dish to share and were still hungry, so we ordered the sirloin, med rare again.
Despite that, it had a crunchy char outside with good flavour, helped by the addition of the chimichurri but was slightly under cooked, presented rare. As to be expected from a sirloin, it wasn’t as meaty as the rump but just as tender, still not requiring a steak knife.
Piqeuos had really flavoursome dishes and what felt like an authentic yet refined take on Argentinian food. Absolutely worth a visit, regardless of if you order the steak.
How well it’s cooked (Medium Rare) – 9
Flavour (Argentinian grilling) – 8.5
Tenderness (No steak knife needed) –8.5
Overall – 8.7
How well it’s cooked (Slightly under ) – 7
Flavour (Chimichurri goodness) – 7
Tenderness (No steak knife needed x2) –8
Overall – 7.3