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Bull's BBQ Smokehouse - Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Palermo, Palermo Soho

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Overall Rating

  • Ambience 80%
  • Service 80%
  • Food (Execution) 85%
  • Creativity 90%
  • Value 80%

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Bull's BBQ Smokehouse - Buenos Aires

Locale: Buenos Aires, Palermo, Palermo Soho Address: Costa Rica 4767

Telephone: +54 11 4834-6505
Restaurant Type: Fast Casual
Cuisine: American Barbecue
Service Type: Counter Service, Take-out
Price: $$$
Menu items offered: Coffee, Desserts, Smoked Meat Dishes
Hours: Tue-Fri: 7pm to 1am Sat: 12pm to 1am & Sun: 12pm to 12am Mon: Closed

Restaurant Details
Bull's BBQ Smokehouse - Buenos Aires

Locale: Buenos Aires, Palermo, Palermo Soho Address: Costa Rica 4767

Telephone: +54 11 4834-6505

Restaurant Type: Fast Casual
Cuisine: American Barbecue Service Type: Counter Service, Take-out Price: $$$ Menu items offered: Coffee, Desserts, Smoked Meat Dishes

Hours: Tue-Fri: 7pm to 1am Sat: 12pm to 1am & Sun: 12pm to 12am Mon: Closed

Summary

Bull’s BBQ offers Texas-style barbecue (smoked beef and pork) using real wood-burning smokers. Best option in Palermo for this great style of cooking.

Resumen del crítica

Bull’s BBQ offers Texas-style barbecue (smoked beef and pork) using real wood-burning smokers. Best option in Palermo for this great style of cooking.

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Restaurant Review for Bull's BBQ Smokehouse - Buenos Aires

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 4.2 stars
Review Date: 10/24/2017

In most parts of the world, the word “barbecue” (“barbacoa” in Spanish) denotes the process of cooking meat directly over a fire made with wood or charcoal. But the word denotes a completely different form of cooking meat in the USA, where the term describes a method of smoking meats with indirect heat to cook them, usually for a period of more than 12 hours.

There are a handful of restaurants in Buenos Aires (mostly USA chains such as TGI Friday’s) that use electric industrial smokers that burn wood pellets to cook ribs in small quantities. But there are only two restaurants in Buenos Aires that offer authentic Texas-style barbeque utilizing the smoke of real burning wood.

One of those two is Bull’s BBQ Smokehouse located on Costa Rica in Palermo Soho.

The restaurant is pleasantly decorated. Has two floors, and offers a full range of smoked meat platters as well as smoked beef, pork and sausage sandwiches. Accompaniments are similar to what you’d find in Texas BBQ joint. There’s French fries, cole slaw, and potato salad.

There’s no table service. You order and pay at the counter and pick up your food minutes later at the counter.

The ribs at Bull’s are unique in that they cut the rack of ribs in manner to include a sizeable piece of pork belly (which is different than how it is done in Texas, Memphis and Kansas City). This cut produces a beautifully rendered piece of pork belly at the end of the rib in addition to meat on the ribs, which I think is superior to the way it’s done in the USA.

Because Porteños tend to prefer their meat cooked well-done, Bull’s cooks both the brisket and pork shoulder from which the sandwiches are made a few more hours than is customary. This strips the beef brisket and pork of its natural juices. But I suppose they have to cater to the desires of their customers (although prefer they didn’t). This does not seem to be affecting the manner in which they cook the ribs which on every occasion have been cooked perfectly, moist and pink at the bone, with smoky bark (the caramelized exterior of the roasted meat) that is very tasty.

This is the perfect place for any locals that aren’t familiar with this style of cooking to find out just how delicious these smoked meats are and to get a look at the restaurant smoker, located in plain view of customers behind the counter. Ask for demonstration from the chef. This is the place to go in Palermo.

For Recoleta and Retiro, El Tejano prepares similar plates and sandwiches.

Bull’s also offers beer on tap, which is the Texas way of washing down that delicious smoked brisket, pork and ribs.

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