This small bistro is just a drop-dead classic Argentine delight. It was highly recommended online and that was fully justified. It’s located in the south Godoy Cruz residential neighbourhood of this sensuous city.
The storefront is unassuming and when the tall glass doors open there are a couple of steps up into the high-ceilinged classy space and its 15-18 tables. At the front is a wine retail and storage room with a circular seating bar for 6 people. The welcome was cheerful and the aroma complicated and inviting.
We sat centrally. Beside us another couple had ordered a beef rib for two, which was arriving deliciously browned with a single large rib, and was carved into half-inch slices by the server. We were tempted but wanted some variety and so ordered lamb rack chops and a risotto. I was invited to go up to the wine room which was their approach to choice in place of a list. The sommelier helped me choose a lovely malbec in our price range.
The lamb was interesting, loaded with flavour which included garlic and several herbs beside a pea puree. there was a bit of a tough edge around the very tender and perfectly-cooked centre. The risotto also delicious, al dente and sweet with its cheese and herbs.
Azafran is a delightful surprise for all senses. A world-class treat and, as always in Argentina, very good value. Don’t miss it, we happily add our approval to its already high recommendation. Food 9.2, service 9.3, ambience 9.5, value 8.9, peace and quiet 8.2.