Formerly: You can't throw a stick downtown without hitting a Brazilian steakhouse, which may have you wondering: Hey, what about the rest of South America? Well, unless you only eat beef that speaks Portuguese, Fierros is willing to answer that question—for far less money—if you're willing to travel a little out of the way.
Located in a strip mall, the entrance to this Argentinean restaurant, with orange flame decals and a big neon "Open" sign, is a welcome change to the dull City Clerk's office and Employment agency storefronts that share the adjoining spaces. The interior keeps it simple—a dozen or so tables with white tablecloths and framed photos of Argentina—but the it's large and roomy and the big windows at the entrance make it feel more open, even if they only give a view of the parking lot.
As for the food, it's not terribly surprising that Argentinean beef tastes good, but what might have your eyes bugging slightly is the price: $14.95 gets you several courses of meat, meat, more meat and, if you want, salad. Oh, and more meat. The meal starts with fiambres (cold cuts and cheeses on a platter) and potato salad, then moves to pasta and a standard green salad, then to sausage and roasted chicken, and then to skirt steak and short ribs. Repeat. The staff walks by frequently with heaping plates of seconds and thirds, and a very discreet attitude about the staggering amount of meat you're able to ingest. It may not have the novelty of being served from a skewer, but Fierros' steak-to-dollar ratio can't be beat. BYOB with $3 corkage fee.
Reviewed By: Mac McCormick