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Bodegon Fueguino, Ushuaia

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments

DSC_0030 DSC_0028 DSC_0027 It was Sunday night, and the places that we wanted very much to try in Ushuaia weren’t answering their phone, so D had heard about this place – its thing was small, tapas-style dishes with a variety of accompanying sauces.

This review will be short. It was a pleasant, clean, restaurant, with very friendly service. Our waiter was an exceptionally pleasant gentleman who switched seamlessly between English, French, and Spanish, keeping us entertained the whole time.

As for the food? I had half a pizza that somebody had dumped dried oregano and about a pound of mozzarella cheese on (the former bad, the latter good). D had calamari and small chunks of breaded fried chicken coated in sesame seeds. The sauces were a lemon/garlic/sour cream and a sour cream/parsley and the other was a Criollo sauce that tasted suspiciously of ketchup mixed with tabasco. Her big comment was that “they need to learn to double-fry their calamari”.

So, I don’t think it’s really worth going into the details about the quality of the food experience. We didn’t order their meat, so I can’t comment on that. For their pizza and fried bar-type dishes, it’s basically OK food that you could get anywhere. Add in the pleasant atmosphere, and for those less adventursome travelers who value appearances more than food, you’ll find that this place has all the comforts that you’re looking for. Two enthusiastic thumbs up for those criteria.

But for the bon vivants out there – always willing to search out every corner of the globe for that dark, perhaps dank restaurant, known only to locals, with amazing food that leaves you wanting to come back – perhaps Bodegon Fueguino is best tagged with the ‘mainstream’ label and all that it implies. That being said – I’ll say it again: the service was excellent, and the place was clean and well-lit.

Bodegon Fueguino
San Martin 859, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Tel: 54-2901-433231-431972

Tags: Argentina

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