The Gringo Viejo: Idaho Foodie in Argentina


While we have had fantastic lunches and dinners at restaurants across Argentina, one of my favorite out-of-home dining experiences was at the enchanting El Gringo Viejo, Restaurante Rural in Coronel Suarez.

Now, in Argentina gringo means something a bit different. It is a colloquialism for Italians and that large population that makes up a portion of the population and culture here are referred to as gringos/gringas – at least out in the campo(country).

The Gringo Viejo was an amazing down home Italian family meal in a house at the end of a dirt road. The chef, his wife and daughter prepared us handcrafted pastas and cheese and delicious home-cured salami and chorizo.

In other words – heaven on a plate.

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