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El Alamacen

Traditional Argentine Steaks and Meats

About.com Rating 3.5 Star Rating


El Alamacen

This tiny restaurant, which looks like a general store, features an excellent traditional Argentine menu, with huge cuts of steak and pork big enough to share.


  • Great Food
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Outdoor Seating


  • Long Waits
  • Crowded
  • Cash Only  


Address: 577 Driggs Avenue

Telephone: (718) 218-7284

Nearest Subway: L to Bedford Ave.

Hours: Noon to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Noon to 11:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday

Guide Review

Though the service at El Almacen can be less than stellar, the food here is remarkable. Imagine steaks bigger than your entire head. Or, if you aren't red-meat inclined, there's plenty of pork, and even some chicken suizas on the menu. Top it off with some beef ceviche and share a basket of avacado fries. El Almacen finally has their liquor license, with well-priced South American and Spanish reds that will pair nicely with your meal.

Brunch is also offered on the weekends but the kitchen tends to get a bit overwhelmed, so don't go if you're starving. El Alamacen is a romantic little bistro with a sweet outdoor garden open in warmer months - a great place to kick back and indulgene in some serious carnivorous dining.

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