For four years now, owner Jose Luis Palacios and his wife Graciela have operated Argentine Corner, which caters largely to Argentine ex-pats and returned LDS missionaries. Once there, you’ll be welcomed warmly by Jose Luis and treated as family. You’ll also feel like you’re in someone else’s house, where the walls are festooned with soccer T-shirts, a soccer net, Argentine flags, a dusty guitar, maps of the world and other mismatched bric-a-brac. To officially begin a meal, I suggest the savory Argentine pies called empanadas. Unfortunately, short ribs—part of the asado plate—were cooked beyond recognition. Much better was the slightly spicy grilled sausage and the roasted chicken leg that made up the rest of the platter, which also included a choice of salad or fries. Interestingly, the “fries” aren’t fried; they’re baked, but surprisingly satisfying.
Reviewed April 23, 2009.
442 N. Main, clearfield