Argentina's gifts are bountiful, from Borges, who changed the world with the magic flowing from his fingertips, to Maradona, who...well, pretty much the same. Celebrating the Europe-of-South-America's culinary contributions: Casa Malevo.
Soft-open tonight in Marylebone by an expat twosome (one a former El Bulli chef), Casa's slinging meat-laden "Cocina Argentina" in a rustic redoubt with rough bare-brick walls, aged wooden floors & furniture, and cracked-paint shelving filled with vintage seltzer bottles, meaning somewhere some very old clowns are giving prop-free comedy a shot. For your gluttonous pleasure, the menu starts out with apps like "Mollejas al verdeo" (grilled sweetbreads w/ spring onions, bacon & lemon), marinated ox tongue w/ parsley, garlic & sherry vinaigrette, and Empanadas Salteñas -- sort of like a Cornish pastry, in that it's stuffed with meat, and from another country. Beyond Patagonian lamb chops and a lemon & rosemary quarter chicken, the grill's proudest offering's Pampas-sourced beef in the form of rib eye, sirloin & fillet, slather-able in salsa-style Criolla, peppercorn, horseradish, Provencal, or fois butter sauces; heftiness options are listed up to 300g, but if you want a larger cut of beef, the menu directs you to ask your waiter, who hopefully won't reply "if I could help you with that I'd be wearing much tighter trousers".
Sides include roast bone marrow, creamed spinach, grilled flat 'shrooms, double fried eggs, and triple-cooked, hand-cut chips -- judging from his bountiful post-career waistline, something a certain football god god has had no trouble wrapping his fingers around.