Chamuyo boasts all the easy-going charm of a traditional Argentinean steakhouse right here in Cabo, with a comfortable courtyard dining area, and a menu that is written on a chalkboard near the entrance to the restaurant. The name itself, chamuyo, is a slang term from Buenos Aires, and refers to someone who likes to sweet talk. The atmosphere is light-hearted and romantic, perfect for sweet talk, and although Chamuyo doesn't seem to take itself too seriously, the food here is first-rate in every respect.
Chamuyo is heaven for steak lovers — Photo courtesy of Chris Sands
If the steaks are the stars of the menu, the headliner is a 22 oz. hunk of beef ribs, slow-cooked over a mesquite grill for a minimum of five hours, and tender enough to fall off the bone. The beef ribs are a commitment, and the portions at Chamuyo are generous across the board. Other premium cuts include hangar, flank, and rib-eye steaks, all served with salad and bread accompanied by aioli and chimichurri dipping sauces. Combo steak platters are available for parties of two or four, and include a bottle of wine. Steak sandwiches are also on the menu, as are sides of french fries.
There is a wine bar onsite, and Chamuyo offers a large selection of international wines, including many bottles from premium South American producers. The most popular appetizer is fried empanadas stuffed with corn and bell peppers, and decadent dessert options include Argentinean delicacies such as alfajores and panqueques. Chamuyo is closed for the month of September, but will reopen on October 1st, 2012.