In the same way that Americans love and take pride in the BBQ tradition, South Americans take the equivalent–asado, meaning grill or barbecue, very seriously. An asado usually invovles an array of meats–steaks, sausages, chitterlings, ribs, and other cuts of beef, lamb or pork–consorted with a variation of salad, grilled corn, and other side dishes, along with a green chimichurri and other salsa. And last but not least, spirits including wine and beer always seem to keep everyone happy.
El Asador made me think of Fogo de Chao, but in a smaller scale. The restaurant atmosphere was enjoyably laidback, made merry by the live music. The food, however, was very salty. And if you read my earlier posts, you would know my case against excessively salted food. Bland food isn’t ideal, but at least you can add to it. Overkill saltiness? Irredeemable. It’s not to say the food wasn’t well-cooked at all. It was pretty decent. Price wise, you’re looking at spending in the range of 120-160 per person. I’d recommend the place if you are around Kemang area, looking for something beyond the everyday. Plus, food and good live music is never a bad combination. Enjoy!
Lamb Chorizo | 83K
Cenelones de Carne | 77K
Rolled savory crêpes filled with minced beef, onion, boiled egg, olives, garlic, capsicum, and herbs. Served with a mixture of Béchamel and tomato sauce.
Churrasco tenderloin steak covered in mozarella, ham (beef or turkey), bacon (beef or turkey), fried egg, olives, and homemade mayonnaise. Served with Russian Salad and seasoned French Fries.
Kemang Point Building, Ground Floor
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 3
(021) 718 2206
Tue – Thur: 8 AM – 11 PM
Fri – Sat: 8 AM – 1 AM
Sun: 8 AM – 11 PM