Cafe San Juan on Calle Chile. Fantastic food. Far from ordinary.
The first 3 sounds great. Really missing New Orleans food now. Will hit it tomorrow.Sure, here are some of my favourites. Buen provecho!
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lol.. i felt your pain brother. the problem is Neuquén unfortunately, it's generally a food wasteland. BA has a lot more variety (although it's still subpar compared to the states)The issue in Argentina is that 90% of the restaurants serve the same food. In BA you're lucky because there are a few options but once you get out of the big city it's beef/pasta/pizza/hamburgers/papas at every place.
How do all these places exist with the same choices??? I can make a plain piece of meat at home better than these guys can, so what's the point of going out?
I went to a night market here in Neuquen and they featured about 8 different food trucks. SWEET. I love food trucks... I am excite.... I go poking around and the menu was exactly the same at each truck. Choripan/hamburger/papas fritas. How does one entice guests to choose their food truck over the others if all offer the exact same thing? I don't really understand how they stay in business... are they all owned by the same company? If so what is the benefit of putting 8 trucks with the same menu in that area?
After a year in AR I've pretty much stopped eating out because I'm tired of the same ol thing and taking at least 2 hours to have a meal. I appreciate it when some innovative Argentine tries to go out of the box and offer something different. We now have a burger place here that features counter ordering and a "buzzer" for when the food is ready for pickup (think fast casual restaurant in the states)... the reviews of the place from the locals are terrible saying the service sucks and no one was nice to them when they entered or they have to wait in line when they ordered (which I know is BS because we all know nothing makes an Argentine happier than waiting in a line). This place truly has the best burger in town, you can eat fairly quickly if you go early, it doesn't cost much and the food is decent. AND THEY HAVE WHOLE BOTTLES OF KETCHUP AND MUSTARD ON THE TABLE SO YOU DON"T HAVE TO DICK WITH PACKETS OR ASK YOUR WAITER/MASTER FOR TWO MORE PACKETS OF KETCHUP PLEASE.
Bloody. Only 2 possibly decent Asian restaurants on the list. I'm starting to sense BA is a bit isolated from the rest of the world.ally just dropped a big update at pickup the fork, covering 20 or 30 restaurants that have opened in the last year.
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I recalled saying to my wife when we first came here that there seems to be a whole lot of Italian restaurants here and not many others. She said that she can eat Italian food every day. After 2 months, she's regretting it. LOL.lol.. i felt your pain brother. the problem is Neuquén unfortunately, it's generally a food wasteland. BA has a lot more variety (although it's still subpar compared to the states)
Crizia has a good seafood selection. Also, if you go to some of the upscale restos like Roux, Oviedo, Aramburu Bis you'll find good seafood specials depending on the season. You're out of luck for crab and fried catfish though. There was Club M Omakase that was doing good sushi but I haven't heard much about them lately so not sure they exist or that the quality is still decent. Crab is nearly impossible to find but they have incredible Centolla crab down south in Ushuaia. I had a decent fish dish at Apu Nena last night and I think they had two other seafood options. It's not that things don't exist here, it's just that you have to find them. I've had a lot of meals featuring huge langostinos and they've been divine.Any good seafood restaurants out there? Getting a bit discouraged. NOLA didn't have any catfish or crayfish. Most salmon around here comes from Chilean salmon farms swimming in tons of chemicals and poop. Sushi shops just put all sorts of junk into their rolls. Any halibut steaks, crab shacks, shrimp peels, poke bowls, fried catfish, sushi and sashimi with real fresh fish (and proper sushi rice)???
never seen catfish (fried or otherwise) anywhere in BA.Any good seafood restaurants out there? Getting a bit discouraged. NOLA didn't have any catfish or crayfish. Most salmon around here comes from Chilean salmon farms swimming in tons of chemicals and poop. Sushi shops just put all sorts of junk into their rolls. Any halibut steaks, crab shacks, shrimp peels, poke bowls, fried catfish, sushi and sashimi with real fresh fish (and proper sushi rice)???
Actually there were quite a few asian restaurants on that list:Bloody. Only 2 possibly decent Asian restaurants on the list. I'm starting to sense BA is a bit isolated from the rest of the world.