Empanadas Salteñas - cuarteto of beef and chicken empanadas
Pastelitos de molleja - pastry puff pockets filled with sauteed sweetbreads
Camarones fritos - fried “shrimp” with salsa golf
SOUPS AND SALADS
Puchero - A hearthy flavor packed stew, with beef, marrow bone and veggies
Ensalada Flavius - Signature salad, crispy and fresh green mix, with carrots and cherry tomatoes & and a balsamic vinaigrette
Prime bits salad- Aged prime rib bites chicharron style, baby spinach, grilled peppers, sauteed red onions, carrots, cilantro and raspberry vinaigrette
Cordero del sur - Grilled baby lamb chops, with a honey & rosemary baste, Andean potatoes and pan-seared asparagus Milanesa con Fritas a caballo - Breaded, thinly sliced, boneless chop of veal with french fries and sunny side eggs
STEAKS AND MEATS
Bife Porteño - 16 oz aged ribeye served with pimenton onion rings and garlic spinach on the side
Bife al Vino - 12 Oz “fillet mignon” with sauteed aioli green beans and red bliss potatoes with Mendoza merlot wine reduction
Costilar al Horno - braised long ribs with chef’s signature sauce served with garlic and red pepper rice
Bife Gaucho - 22oz bone in ribsteak, served with a grilled yellow Spanish onion and papa rota with garlic cream
Churro & Helado - Vanilla ice cream served in a house made churro bowl with chocolate and caramel drizzle
Bienvenido a Argentina! Evita Steakhouse has just recently joined the Chicago Kosher Restaurant scene and is offering an array of homey dishes one might find bubbling over a hot stove or roasting inside an oven somewhere in a kitchen in Argentina. Evita is located in Chicago, wedged between Peterson Park, West Rogers Park and Lincolnwood.
Lots of brick, hard wood and warm lighting surround you as you step into the chicly rustic dining space.The mood: sophisticatedly relaxed, with tango boasting in the background.The friendly and attentive owner, Michael Barnatan, is a native Argentinian and excited and passionate to introduce you to his homeland's authentic flavors and delicacies. He frequently switches up the menu in order to cover all the distinct flavors from the various regions in the large country.
Our chefs work diligently to highlight the flavors being showcased in each dish. Favorite appetizers are, Empanadas Salteñas, pastelitos de molleja, house-made chorizos and morcillas, camarones fritos, as well as the Puchero - a Beef and Vegetable soup - an intensely flavor-packed star that shouldn't be missed. Popular Entrees include the most classic dish of Buenos Aires, Milanesa con fritas a caballo - Breaded veal with sunny side up eggs and french fries; the Costillar al horno, braised long ribs served garlic and roasted potatoes, and the Bife de chorizo, a 20 oz boneless ribeye served with any appetizer of your choice, among many more cuts of meats, making it a true steakhouse..Also fish and “seafood” is served, as Argentina has a very rich and vast Atlantic litoral. The authentically Argentinian Chimichuri sauce is fantastic and featured with many of the dishes as a dipping sauce.The sandwiches and the flatbreads complement the scene, giving a lot of options to satisfy everyone.
For dessert, the Churro and Helado,a twist on a classic, a churro bowl filled with ice cream and drizzled in chocolate and caramel is an obvious no-brainer, as this is the only kosher Churro made in Chicago!! Also,the Peras al Malbec and the Belgian chocolate lava cake are the perfect way to finish your meal.
There is a beautiful, spacious room upstairs, perfect for large parties and other events. Alcohol will be available soon, as well.
Place was packed on a weeknight, but very pleasant decor and lighting. Service was excellent, including a personal visit from the owner about special requests. Soup, salads, appetizers were outstanding. Steaks? The El Gaucho was just a big steak-well-prepared, but nothing special. The more Argentiean ones, though, were excellent and recommended. Menu is limited but more than adequate for occasional dining. Prices are moderate for this ambiance and quality. Strongly recommended.
Nice settings. Service was great. We ordered couple of stakes, they were cooked to perfection. Were served with sauces, that I assume should provide flavor, and they did. However since steak themselves had no flavor whatsoever, there was not even a hint of salt, they needed a lot more of the sauce to compensate. Will definitely go back. Hope owners are reading this and will take note. Would love to see them succeed.
the food was amazing, and the service was awesome. it was a breath of fresh air. unfortunately in Chicago some of the kosher establishment feel they doing you a favor by serving you food. here at evita I felt welcome and it felt very warm from the beginning thanks evita and good luck