Even though the cranes are back on Brickell and condos are coming out of nowhere faster than “lifelong” Heat fans, Juana M is still feeding you like the market's in free fall, letting you get two juicy, flame-broiled, Argentine steaks and a bottle of wine for under $100.
The interior's just like a good steak: not the least bit overdone, and without a single drop of A1 on it.
The appetizers are big. Like left-tackle big. Example: this chorizo platter that’s definitely stopping Vince Wilfork in his tracks.
Here’s one of those steaks: a mushroom sauce-covered 12oz rib eye that’s full and uncut, just like the good version of Showgirls.
They've got 25 wines for under $20; these three are the picks of co-owner Rogelio Marty. From left: the 2010 Bodega Nieto Senetiner Malbec, 2010 Luigi Bosca Malbec, and the 2010 Finca de Linda Malbec, also from Luigo Bosca. Dude loves Malbecs with steaks.
This 2008 Humberto Canale Cabernet Franc sells for a little more at $38, but that's half what you'd find it for at most restaurants in Brickell, who clearly don't care about your pending balloon payment.
These baby backs come slathered in a savory Argentine barbecue sauce and include a 25-item salad bar (as do all the steaks) for a paltry $18.
The original spot in Buenos Aires was founded by Juana Marty, and her son Pedro Gonzalez painted most of the stuff on the walls. (It’s all for sale! Buy it!!)
The dessert menu could probably consist of one Thin Mint and still make you explode after all that meat. But instead, they’re serving up all kinds of sub-$7 fun, like this hot dulce de leche crepe with vanilla ice cream and strawberries.