Once seated, I ordered a mazzazo, a sandwich made of steak, ham, and cheese, and lettuce and tomatoes. I also ordered an orange and peach liquado, a refreshing drink blended with milk. For how simple it was, the sandwich was excellent, especially the thin, focaccia-like bread holding it all together.
Following lunch I went back to my hotel to do a bit of work. However, by mid-afternoon I needed a break, so I headed a couple blocks up Junin, which is at the corner of where I’m staying. Here I came upon a restaurant called Del Pilar.
They were apparently finishing lunch service, as a number of tables were being stripped of their white tablecloths. Wanting something halfway healthful, I ordered a fruit cup, which combined fruit both fresh and canned. I also ordered a double espresso, as I felt half-dead from the heat and thought the caffeine would give me a jolt.
Both did what I needed them to do – refuel me – but the most satisfaction I got stopping here was from the place itself. It’s a nice place to sit and watch the world go by through the long windows.Del Pilar is located at Avenida Las Heras 2001. Tel: 4803-7733/4762.