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“Wonderful casual Argentinian spit roast restaurant with amazing king crab soup”

Moustacchio Parrillada
Ranked #59 of 169 Restaurants in Ushuaia
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner at about 10:15pm and were warmly welcomed to a window table.

Ostensibly, this place is known for their Patagonian spit roasted lamb. The spit and the kitchen were visible from the street front. Therefore, we ordered one serve of quintessential spit roast lamb, a salad and a serve of king crab soup for good measure.

We were delightfully surprised to find that the king crab soup was the real star of the night for us! In our experience, most seafood soups are ruined because they are too heavily creamed, starchy and salty. This was different. The soup had lots of king crab meat, the light pink broth was lightly thickened with cream, and delicately seasoned with salt and pepper. The sweetness of the crabs was easily discernible. Yum!!

The spit roast lamb had a crispy exterior and the meat was mostly juicy and tender (although some bits exposed to the fire for longer were a bit dry). Once again, very enjoyable.

The meal was made complete with a wonderful 1/2 bottle of Mendoza Malbec and a serve of flambé rum and apple pancake, as we watched the sun setting over the mountains and San Martin Avenue.

Depsite the fact that some waiters had limited command of English, they still managed to communicate sufficiently clearly, and we found all of them were friendly and helpful.

This should be a dinner destination for any travelers who enjoy a casual, low fuss dining experience with good food on San Martin Avenue.

Thank mlcperth
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I’ll just sum up: asked for a wine recommendation and the waiter simply pointed at the most expensive one on the list. Before having finished our starter, the main course was brought. We asked for water three times, it never came - truth be told, it wasn’t on the bill either. Vegetables overcooked. Food too fat with loads of cheese. Signature lomo dish was dry. Service unattended. We felt like we were not welcome here. Next time, tell us in advance - Ushuaia has many options.

Thank Raoulschildmeijer
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We didn't want to leave Ushuaia without having black hake, speciality of the region. We had chosen the grilled one, with just some lemon and a few boiled potatoes: delicious and the portion quite big. Unfortunately we had the bad idea to order as starter cold king crab in its juice: it was tasteless and we had the impression it had just been unfrozen.
The restaurant is pleasant, staff friendly.

Thank carlemil
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Three of us visited this restaurant in 2011 and if anything it was better this time around. Make you order the platter meals for two or more. There were five of us and wee did not leave hungry.

Thank Estaban57
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This place looked initially promising, however we were served over cooked, bland seafood and vegetables for a high price

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