Even though I have lived in Hong Kong for over 6 years, it never ceases to amaze me how many great places there are to eat. There are the favorites, and then there are the new. This world city is constantly changing and evolving with the times in the food scene.
Lucky for me!
The Patagonia Argentinian Steak House (at the time of this writing) is only a few months old. Their specialty (as their name suggests) is Argentinian steak, using beef flown in directly from Argentina, and it is even cooked by Argentinian chefs!
We stumbled upon the restaurant quite by accident when we visited a restaurant right next door to it. It was only from chatting with the hostess, and then with the owner/chef, himself, that we learned what they are about. Since we’d already eaten dinner at the other restaurant, and we also love a good steak (especially a grass-fed one!), we made a note to return and try them out…we couldn’t wait!
The restaurant itself is not big…it can seat maybe 15 people comfortably. There are no big views to boast or fancy decor, but the kitchen/grill is part of the dining room, allowing you to watch the chef at work.
It is also so small an establishment that it is not uncommon to have the owner serve your steaks or maybe have a chat with you! It is clean, cozy, and the overall ambiance is really friendly and inviting.
Now let’s get on to the food!
(All prices are in Hong Kong Dollars, of course!)
My family of four shared a 12 oz. filet (tenderloin) and a 16 oz. sirloin.
The steaks came with the restaurant’s own dipping sauces…a spicy chili sauce in the bottle, chimichurri, and an Argentinian salsa…all of them homemade!
We also ordered a side of Provenzal Skinny Fries…
…and mashed potatoes.
And the steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare!
We enjoyed everything about this meal! The steaks were delicious, the garlic and parsley seasoned fries were nice and crispy, and the mashed potatoes were so smooth. Even the warm crusty bread they served at the beginning was really nice.
Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that they have a nice wine selection…all of the choices offered being Argentine wines!
We loved this place so much that my husband and I went again on our own, this time for Valentine’s Day!
We had the early seating at 6pm, so it wasn’t very busy when we arrived, but it slowly began to fill up as the evening wore on. All the tables were decked out with fresh roses and their special Valentine’s dinner menu.
My husband and I ordered a la carte off their main menu, opting for their sirloin and skirt steaks.
We also already knew the fries were amazing, but we decided to try the roasted button mushrooms this time, which were also a delicious side to the steaks.
And of course, they were served with their in-house sauces again. We loved the Argentinian salsa so much that we had to ask what it was. The hostess said it was called “criolla”, and she not only wrote the name down for me, she kindly wrote out the ingredients! Guess what I’m going to be making as a recipe post coming soon???!
After we finished our dinner, we were treated to a couple of cookies for dessert. Buttery cookies sandwiched a sweet and creamy dulce de leche filling…it was a perfect way to end our Valentine’s meal.
We have enjoyed two meals at The Patagonia and they were both fabulous. Our boys can’t wait to go back for another nice meal, and suffice it say, neither can we!
If you’re in the mood for a really good steak meal, be sure to try out The Patagonia Steak House. It’s a cozy restaurant with really good food and friendly staff, and it is a welcome new face to the Hong Kong restaurant scene.
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This post was original published on January 13th, 2019 and it was updated on March 9th, 2019 with more photos and updated writing.