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Gustino Wine Bar Lounge Resto, Ushuaia

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments

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Short post:

We just finished our awesome tour of the beagle channel, saw some penguins, drank some maté, and had a great time. Hungry for lunch, we wandered across the street as this place had come recommended.

Inside, it is super-modern and very trendy. It wouldn’t be out of place anywhere in the world, and had a beautiful view of the harbour and mountains off in the distance.

Our server was a young lady from Sweden and was incredibly pleasant and helpful and spoke perfect English. She directed our hungry selves to the merluza negra (toothfish, again) with beetroot risotto, and the squid ink ravioli stuffed with salmon in cream sauce.

Both portions were very generous, and we washed it all down with a half-bottle of white that was a little on the sweet side. While they have a great wine list here, the lunchtime staff knowledge of wine seemed a bit limited.

The food was tasty – the merluza at Volver was better, but we appreciated the service, location, view, and decor. A bit expensive, and generally the kind of food you can have anywhere, so not someplace that I’d run to try if I was in Ushuaia. But if you want to be a bit dressy and go out for a fancy meal with people who like fairly good but run-of-the mill better-than-average food, this is the place for you. For a bon vivant, there is nothing special about this place given the price bracket that it’s in.

Gustino Wine Bar-Lounge-Resto
Av Maipu 505, Ushuaia, Argentina
Tel: 54-2901-430003
www.gustino.com.ar

Tags: Argentina

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