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Situated where the Hudson at Waterway East once was, Che is the newest casually sophisticated restaurant to call Delray Beach home.
Owners Martin Sujoy and Daniela Sujoy—a brother-sister duo whose parents founded Che 30 years ago in Argentina—brought the concept to Spain in 2001. Now boasting 15 locations in Spain, the Sujoys opened the flagship U.S. location in September, which serves up cuisine with Argentinian and European influences.
Che, which is used as an informal greeting to mean “friends” in Argentina, was chosen for the restaurant’s name in order to keep the original restaurant’s identity alive and to bring the spirit of “the family” to each of its locations, Daniela Sujoy says.
With an open-concept main dining room that features a large bar, Che offers a dining experience that can be private as well as ideal for larger family gatherings. The 8,000-square-foot space also expands to meet an outdoor dining patio with an additional bar, so guests can kick back and relax. Sip on “The Last Tango”—one of the crafted-cocktails (named after items of Argentinian culture)—or enjoy a glass of wine, and do so while taking in beautiful waterfront views of boats sailing through the Intracoastal.
Che’s menu offers a spread of dishes with Argentinian and Spanish flairs on appetizers and pastas, to flatbreads and entrees featuring both seafood and signature meats. Options are similar to the original menu that was featured in the first restaurant in Spain, but are specifically catered toward an American audience.
The empanadas pay homage to the restaurant’s Argentinian roots and are stuffed with 100 percent premium beef, green olives, peppers and egg, alongside a delicious chimichurri sauce. Splitting one of the flatbreads (with house-made pizza dough cooked in a fire-wood oven) is also a delicious route to take. Order the Fig Flatbread, and it’ll come topped with fig-spread, blue cheese and goat cheese, green apples, caramelized onions and a heaping pile of arugula.
All of the meats served at Che are flown in from South America. Pick from offerings that include the Steak Brochette, Skirt Steak and Bife de Chorizo Buenos Aires. Be sure to order the Valmont filet mignon filled with blue cheese and topped with a port wine sauce, served with potato pancakes and vegetables. Guests can also take a bite of the Che Burger that’s piled high with Spanish ham, goat cheese, onion and served alongside thick-cut fries.
And for dessert, end with the classic Argentinian Pancake—two homemade crepes filled with dulce de leche, and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
Che Restaurant, 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach / 561.562.5200 / cherestaurant.com
Visit this Delray Beach waterfront restaurant for Argentinian food that won’t disappoint.