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    USDA or Argentine or Other

    A mention of USDA beef and Argentinian beef was made in another thread.

    I eat a burger on occasion, steak too...but in Aruba never even thought about where the beef comes from.

    Pros and cons of beef's origin ?

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    I remember my first filet of beef in Aruba many years ago and being told it was Argentinian beef. It was out of this world delicious.

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    Most places do serve USDA beef. There are some exceptions and it's generally noted on the menu.
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    I only like USDA and really, really do not like the beef from Argentina. Most people really seem to enjoy it but I have had it multiple times and I have never enjoyed it and won't go anyplace that serves it going forward. The only things I order when I go out to dinner is some type of USDA beef, lobster, chicken parm, or pasta.... yes I am a very boring eater. My eating style matches my personality. I am pretty boring outside of my travel adventures and even those are lazy and somewhat boring for others but its right my speed.

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    I like Argentinian beef for the texture and the intense beef flavor. I'm sure it tastes this way due to the diet of grass versus the grain diet US cows. I have noticed that most restaurants do state if Argentinian beef is used both in Aruba and the US.
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    I guess I don't eat enough beef in general to pay attention other than I know I don't like the stuff they bring in from Australia that they bring it at home. It needs to be a burger, carpaccio, and occasionally a NY Strip or filet and it needs to be close to "mooing" for me to have it. I much rather have veal, chicken, or duck.




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    I can eat excellent filet mooing as well and may even prefer it that way. I don't like well done beef at all. I am a big texture person and the texture is different and I don't like "different" yes I know I am weird...

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    I guess I don't eat enough beef in general to pay attention other than I know I don't like the stuff they bring in from Australia that they bring it at home. It needs to be a burger, carpaccio, and occasionally a NY Strip or filet and it needs to be close to "mooing" for me to have it. I much rather have veal, chicken, or duck.

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    I can't tell the difference but Jon swears he can tell the difference and loves the flavor and tenderness of Argentinean beef.
    Always planning our next trip
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    paul is a huge carnivore just said he loves argentinian beef and seems to think that elgaucho serves it.
    i typically am not a huge steak lover, but once in a while i will have steak or a burger. I am sure that my taste buds would not know the difference.
    (i do appreciate 5 guys vs mickey d's and can tell the difference there )

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    I can't tell the difference but Jon swears he can tell the difference and loves the flavor and tenderness of Argentinean beef.

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    Not a big beef eater but I have found that I like the Argentinian version just as well as USDA. I seem to notice that more of the restaurants in Aruba are leaning towards the USDA.
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