Chacho Buenos Aires Rib Club, Vauxhall

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Twitter: @CHACHORIBCLUB @BillettoUK

£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.


The Yard
4 Durham Street
London SE11 5JA

About goantolondon

International food and travel blog by London based British Goan duo: Jason and Chiara Pinto. Twitter: @goantolondon @jasonpinto100 @chiarapinto About Goa: Goa is a small state on the western coast of India. Though the smallest Indian state, Goa has played an influential role in Indian history. Goa was one of the major trade centers in India, thus it had always been attracting the influential dynasties, seafarers, merchants, traders, monks and missionaries since its earliest known history. Throughout its history Goa has undergone continual transformation, leaving an indelible impression on various aspects of its cultural and socio-economic development. History of Goa: The East-West symbiosis of Goa makes it different from other parts of India, more than the historical and social niche. The history of Goa is a sweet and sour story of colonial heritage, oppressive rulers, a glorious culture, and uneventful immediate past. As a land with the identity of its own, Goa was brought into focus when it was liberated of Portugal from its oppressive rule of around 450 hundred years in 1961. Goa was captured and annexed to the Portuguese in 1510 following the urges of trade and demand of spices and also cottons and indigo. But, Goa has a history that starts much before Portugal even thought of Goa being where it is. Goa was coveted and ruled by a great number of Indian kingdoms and dynasties from the 4th century onwards. The first kingdom to rule Goa and Konkan were Bhojas, who were the feudatories of Ashoka in 4th and 5th centuries AD. The city of Chandrapur (present Chandor) was founded by Prince Chandraditya, son of Chalukya King Pulakesin from 566 to 597 A.D. after this, Goa was ruled consecutively by Silahara Dynasty, Kadamba Danasty, and finally Hoysalas from 1022 to 1342 A.D. From the 14th century onwards, Goa became a great trading center on the west coast, especially in the vast trade of horses imported from the Middle East. This was the time for bigger empires to move in and Vijayanagar Empire conquered it in 1344. But there empire was not going to last too long and in 1347, Bahmani Sultans defeated Vijayanagara forces in 1347 and controlled Goa. Afterwards, it was a time of great prosperity and peace for Gpa, especially during the rules of Yusuf Adil Shah and Ismail Adil Shah. They created beautiful houses, fortified Goa, and encouraged local craftsmen. Their liberal and progressive rule was not going to last too long and situation changed in 1510 A.D. Goa for all purposes was not on the Portuguese Radar even after a long time of their presence in India. When the Portuguese nobleman Alfonso de Albuquerque and his cousin Francisco de Albuquerque were sent with a powerful fleet in 1503 on the orders of King Dom Manuel I, the purpose was to defend the cargoes of spices, mostly pepper, against Arab Muslim raiders. The center of spice trade was Calicut at that time and Portuguese had built forts in Cochin and Cannanore. It was in 1506-08 that an opportunistic pirate, Timoja, persuaded Albuquerque to attack Goa and acquire a better land base. This made Goa, Portugal's first real territorial acquisition in Asia. After a brief period of recapturing by the Muslims, Goa Albuquerque finally captured Goa in 1510. The inquisition of Goa in 1540 reversed the previous liberal policy of Albuquerque and imposed strict censorship of literature and new laws to forbade non-Christians from professions. Forced conversions took place continuously, censorship was established on literature, the temples were destroyed, and non-Christian priests, holy men, and teachers were evicted. This led to continuous fleeing of Hindus from Goa to other parts of India. It is not that the relationship with Portugal brought only destruction for the Goans. Portuguese also built great churches like the church of St. Cajetan and Bom Jesus basilica in Old Goa, which is a pilgrimage site for the Christians from around the world. But it is also true that pre-1961; Goa was a highly impoverished region very backward and primitive. It is after the liberation that Goa of today has emerged and it has surprised even the locals many of whom had left their homeland before its liberation. Portugal and India are today friends and Goa continues to be a fascinating blend of Latin and Oriental. Information sourced from:
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