It was juicy. It was soft. It was tasty. It cost about USD 5.50. It was served on its own (because it needed no side players - this was the real deal). It was the best steak I have experienced here in Uruguay thus far.
It still doesn't match up to a dream-like memory I have of a piece of meat tasted in Salta, Argentina, but it was close. And close enough to keep my hopes up in finding that one perfect steak here in Uruguay. Vamos arriba.