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El Obrero, Buenos Aires

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments

This isn’t a review. This is just a ‘let you know how it is’. We didn’t go to a restaurant, we went to an institution. You don’t drive down the long drive into Stanford and rate the landscape architecture. You don’t go to the Salk Institute and critique the buildings. You don’t go to Johns […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Favorites

Persicco (gelato), Buenos Aires

April 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

….and we found it! After a bit of looking – nothing extensive like our searches for veal sandwiches or pain au chocolat, we found some absolutely awesome ice cream in BA. I won’t say it’s the best – there are just too many places to try out. But based on multiple locations, this was just […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Favorites · Kid-friendly

La Cabrera, Buenos Aires

April 10th, 2009 · No Comments

There’s so much to say about this place. Where to start? The food, service, atmosphere, patrons, neighborhood, where? Let me try to provide some background – the parrilla controversy. Maybe we researched it too much, but there is a lot of writing about parrillas in Buenos Aires. We found comments damning and praising every parilla […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Favorites

Casa Coupage – Buenos Aires

April 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

What a great find considering I was just searching on the web for a place to do an interesting wine tasting and this place fortuitously came up. I later found out that it is listed on guia oleo as one of the best places too eat in Buenos Aires. First of all, Santiago and Inés […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Favorites · wine

Gustino Wine Bar Lounge Resto, Ushuaia

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments

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 […]

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Tags: Argentina

La Estancia, Ushuaia

April 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

After our experience at Cabana las Lilas, we wanted to figure out this whole Argentinian beef thing and knew that we had to visit a parrilla again to compare/contrast and see if we could find the ‘best steak of your life’ as some of the travel guides seemed to promise. Located on San Martin, aka […]

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Villa las Cotorras, Ushuaia

April 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

After we did an absolutely amazing 4×4 adventure in Ushuaia to lake Fagnano, our hilarious (and dead ringer for Andy Kaufman) tour guide, Chicho, took us to Villa las Cotorras for an afternoon lunch. Who here as been on an organized tour? Remember those places that you stop off to use the bathroom and that […]

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Bodegon Fueguino, Ushuaia

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments

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. […]

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Volver, Ushuaia, Argentina

April 6th, 2009 · No Comments

This was the real deal. Real seafood, in a restaurant with real character. According to my lonely planet guide, “Built by the second chief of the prison (and later police chief), the building housed several prisoners after the Ushuaia prison closed. Later, Rafela Ishton, the last pure Ona, moved in, remaining until 1985. You can […]

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Tags: Argentina · Seafood

The Library Lounge, Faena Hotel + Universe, Buenos Aires

April 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

So this place has the cool. Maybe you want to punch me in the face for writing that, or maybe not. But it does. This hotel is a super, super funky hotel built in an old grain silo/warehouse in the super-fashionable, recently-redeveloped Puerto Madero district of BA. Designed by Philippe Starck (crazy but an amazing […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires