Garufa Argentine Restaurant

Another Dinning Adventure with my Students, 18 December 2011 and 20 January 2013

The corner of Degollado and Mariano Abasolo   Google Street View    Garufe's website with menu  

Nery and I visited here twice before bringing the other two guys to celebrate Christmas and Nery's graduation  from college  That was in 2011, We returned for another pig-out in January 2013 and discovered the restaurant had moved to the building next door.  The now digs are much lager and vary handsome.

The restaurant is divided into two large light, airy dinning room. Much more space than the old building both for the dinning rooms and the back of the house.

There is a private dinning room for parties and meetings.

For starters, they have a variety of Argentine empanadas which are quite different from the ones found in México -- much larger and shaped differently. This is a picture of a meat one.  I had a ham and cheese.

There are three soups on the menu including New England style clam chowder.  I was surprised to find it and surprised that it was pretty good although it had far too few clams. 

Carpaccio de atún    thinly sliced raw tuna with a dressing of lime, olive oil and spices and with a  mound of  julienne cucumber. Nery and I each ordered this and shared with the other two guys.  Damn good!

Nery had the house specialty steak -- two pieces of tender, juicy meat with mashed potatoes, sautéed onions and a wine gravy all in an interesting presentation

Alex and Misa had steaks with sautéed onions and a couple of chiles. They said the steaks were outstanding.  I asked if they were like grocery store steaks.  They laughed and looked at me as though I were an idiot.  This is our third steak house in our quest to eat our way through Torreón.  It seems to be the best so for with one more on the tryout list.

The guys' steaks and my tuna are on the charcoal grill.

I'm not a beef eater (except hamburger), so I ordered lightly grilled tuna steaks.  Excellent.

On an earlier visit, I had cheese ravioli with shrimp, very large ravioli, much better than the ravioli at Ilalianni's.  They offer several other Italian dishes and pizza.

For dessert Alex and Misa had cheesecake.  Nery and I had ice cream with wine and cookies. I couldn't finish mine, so Alex and Misa split my remains.  Nothing ever goes back to the kitchen from our tables.


The tab with tip was $2,000 pesos, which is about $37 dollars each.  Not bad for the quantity and quality of our pig-out.

Rolly, Misa, Alex and Nery

Marco took good care of us.

Return to the main directory