So often, a great local restaurant is as much about the owner as it is the food. Such is the case at Baires where Marcela Barrios is as likely to be sitting talking with customers as she is in the kitchen creating culinary adventures. Pay close attention though as Marcela’s Argentine accent and energy takes some effort to keep up with. Breakfast and lunch are the mainstays at Baires, delivered in traditional comfort food and an occasional Argentinian twist. All meals are prepared from scratch and with an eye toward the healthy without sacrificing taste and texture. Even the local favorite fresh sliced potato chips have a light, non-greasy flavor that makes you wish the generous pile on your plate had been just a little bigger. Open for dinner only on Friday evenings, Baires fills up quickly with eager diners anticipating Marcela’s menu that is a unique mix of her home country and America. M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Fridays for dinner.
131 South Main Street, Marion