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There’s something I love about nestling into this delightful French restaurant in the midst of San Telmo’s cobblestone-paved antiquity. It just feels…special.

Probably due at least in part to the complimentary Kir Royale whisked over upon arrival.

It’s always hard to decide what to order. There are so many delicious options! To start, agonize over choices like oysters, tuna carpaccio with pistachios and mango, or buttery garlicky escargots. Then move on to agonizing over cassoulet, beef burgundy, or duck breast in orange sauce.

On this sunny afternoon, Gaspar went for the groan-inducing deliciousness of the rabbit with dijon sauce. It’s pretty much a given: one of us has to order it.

Conejo a la mostaza de Dijon at Brasserie Petanque

And I can never say no to raw meat. The steak tartare was calling me. Topped with Dijon mustard and an egg yolk, it was majestic.

Steak Tartare at Brasserie Petanque

Raw is the name of the game.

Going during the mediodía will save you a decent chunk of change in comparison to the steeper dinner prices. So go on a sunny day, sit by the windows and enjoy a bit of decadence.

BRASSERIE PETANQUE – Defensa 596 (esquina México)

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