We headed over to check out the newest place to enjoy Argentinian ribs in London: Chacho’s Buenos Aires Rib Club (courtesy of Billetto UK)! We had been keen to visit anyway as we had heard great things from some of our other fellow foodies.
We were greeted by the friendly Romi, with Mark attending the custom built parrilla. They are a husband and wife team who are keen on sharing the delights about asado, the iconic sharing feast with ribs as the main event, and are both very passionate about the fact that their produce is carefully selected and well sourced.
The pop-up is held in a cool semi-open space with a bird’s eye views of your fellow diners if you are on the upper terrace.
During your dining experience you can wander over to the Fernet Branca cocktail bar as well as enjoying brilliant craft beers and amazing wines from around Argentina.
We settled down with our Yerba G&T’s made with Chacho’s own infused gin and began chatting to our neighbours.
We kicked off proceedings with a tapas sharing platter of cold cuts complemented by the homemade sweetcorn salsa, with the addition of manchego and membrillo (quince cheese) to the platter, which all went well with the citrusy notes of the Yerba G&T.
We then tucked into flavourful hunks of Scotch thick cut Tira Beef Ribs complemented by the homemade chimmichurri, chargrilled chicken served with Romi’s confitura. Chacho cure their own chorizo sausages and make their morcilla (black pudding) – which J loved with it’s spiced notes- accompanied by sides of veggie skewers and citrus ensalada criolla. Fran got a vegetarian option of roasted butternut squash with goat cheese and rocket.
When we got to the dessert of Malbec Sundae (layers of raspberry coulis, vanilla double cream, dark chocolate brownie topped with dulce de leche and malbec sorbet), it was a universal consensus with our neighbours Ali and Fran that the malbec sorbet needed a bit more sweetness to balance out the dessert – so a surprised but generous Mark brought over a glass of more Dulce de leche! We did all admit though to all having a sweet tooth, but if you especially like dark chocolate you will enjoy this dessert.
Some of the best ribs both here in the UK and also on our travels in South America! We also loved the communal tables as it allows you to get to know other people whilst you are enjoying your dining, as well as getting ideas of new places to explore.
The pop up runs til 28th September so definitely buy your tickets from Billetto and go check them out!
Watch this space for more from Mark & Romi and the Chacho Buenos Aires Rib Club.
£30 + £1 booking fee
includes 3 courses plus welcome drink: Yerba Buena
Chacho Buenos Aires Rib Club takes place in a converted metalyard a 5 minute walk from Vauxhall tube.
4 Durham Street
London SE11 5JA