This Argentinian restaurant from Fernando de Tomaso could more accurately be called a bifteckeria, given the number and size of steak offerings on their menu. Expect giant portions, plenty of delicious chimichurri, and a good list (mostly French, surprisingly) wines.

Practical information

Address: 11 rue Richard Lenoir, 75011
Nearest transport: Charonne (9)
Hours: Dinner, Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 40 09 03 70
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Average price for lunch: n/a
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: South American
Special attributes: open Monday
Type of crowd: foodies, neighborhood locals
Interior: bare bones & minimal
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • Aaron Ayscough (2013) “To be fair, steak prices at La Pulperia are not appreciably higher than other natural wine steak destinations like Le Severo or Christophe or Bistrot Paul Bert. But the experience at La Pulperia is not yet of the same quality. Sadistic seating and a cackling bro-vibe are aspects of a restaurant I tend to tolerate for the sake of utterly unique cuisine or low prices or both. La Pulperia, for all the appeal of its estimable wine list, presently offers neither.”
  • John Talbott (2011) “with three chefs in the open kitchen we were guaranteed brisk serving of dishes – not!  They appeared in a leisurely if not languid, fashion…Our bill, with a bottle of wine, a bit more to get us through the endless waiting, no bottled water and so-so bread, was 117 E, 78 E a couple.”
  • Bruno Verjus (2011) “Un asado de qualité – travers de boeuf taillés en diagonale, grillés unilatéralement et infusé de l’esprit enjoué et sauvage du chef…La cuisine de Fernando repose sur des produits de tradition française traités avec une grande liberté d’esprit…”

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