ABOUT EL RAIGÓN
El Raigón, an Argentine steak house, opened
in the heart of North Beach at 510 Union Street, between Grant
Specializing in “Estancia” style range raised beef - cooked in house
on a charcoal grill- El Raigón also offers a distinctive menu of
traditional dishes influenced by Argentina’s Italian and Spanish roots
with an emphasis on locally grown beef, lamb, fish, organic produce, flavorful
sauces and fabulous desserts.
Close to Washington Square but far enough off Columbus to be a stand alone
destination, El Raigón features exposed brick, rustic wooden beams, black and white
toned photographs reflecting Argentine’s countryside and a redwood
standup bar where guests can watch chef Eric Hollis at work.
The inspiration for this unique Bay Area venture is a 17,000 acre working
ranch, called Estancia El Raigón (which means “The Big Root Ranch” – as
in a tree root), in the province of Entre Rios, Argentina owned by Wil Harris,
one of El Raigón’s three partners. The highly successful estancia
not only sends 1000 steers to market annually, but also hosts sporting visitors
who come to fish, hunt and enjoy the local gourmet fare and gracious hospitality
that San Francisco’s mini- version will reflect.
With Alberto Lataliste, Argentine Wine Connoisseur, and Argentine born local TV personality and actress Consuelo Lyonnet rounding out the management partnership, El Raigón features an exceptional selection of Argentine wines and a warm and inviting service. Lataliste worked for many years at family owned nightclubs in Buenos Aires, Marbella & Madrid before moving to San Francisco and getting involved in wine imports. Lyonnet, who trained at the exclusive Hotel do Frade & Golf Resort in Brazil and has extensive international PR experience, manages the front of house operations.