We would be grateful if you would not confuse us with a bistro, say Brasserie Petanque. For unlike brasseries – apparently – bistros are not large, noisy, casual or affordable; nor do they have good country wines, a simple traditional menu, or plenty of beers from all around the world.
rnThat’s all very well, but proprietor Pascal Meyer’s mission statement is a little off. In fact, this quaintly lit French bistro-cum-brasserie is far more stylish than he makes it out to be, which is precisely the reason why this San Telmo establishment regularly brims with Buenos Aires’ foodies.
rnA five-minute walk from San Telmo’s Plaza Dorrego, Pentanque sits on the corner of two typically tired-looking streets. The interior, however, apart from the waiters, is tout French