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“Excellent Hosts and an Amazing Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lo de Fer

Lo de Fer
Jujuy 554 entre Paraguay y Videla Castillo, 4 Seccion, Mendoza Capital., Mendoza 5500, Argentina
+54 261 412-2863
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Ranked #4 of 342 Restaurants in Mendoza
Price range: $23 - $35
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: "Lo de Fer" is a truly authentic familiar restaurant attended by its owners. Here you will enjoy a friendly atmosphere, with great food and service. We offer typical homemade Argentinian and eclectic food. We open only at night and making a reservation is highly recommended. Our menu changes on a weekly basis and consists of a 5 course meal (appetizers, starters, mains and desserts, coffee and tea included.) Beverages are not included. We offer a unique experience and we are looking forward to seeing you soon! " Lo de Fer es un verdadero restaurant familiar a puertas cerradas, atendido por sus duenos. En nuestra casa disfrutara de una sencilla y calida atmosfera en la que compartira charlas intimas o integradas con otros comensales y los duenos si Ud. Lo desea.Ofrecemos comida tipica argentina y eclectica, caserisima. Abrimos solo por la noche con reserva previa.El menu unico es semanal y consta de: picada, entrada, principal, postre, cafe o te. Las bebidas no estan incluidas en el menu. Los esperamos para vivir una experiencia diferente en un lugar atipico.
Forest Hills, New York
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“Excellent Hosts and an Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This was the first time I've been to a restaurant which is in someone's private home. We arrived with a group of 6 people and it was a great experience from end to end. Gladys met our taxis on the street to make sure we could find their location, and welcomed us into their home. The entire experience definitely exceeded our expectations (then again, we weren't sure exactly what to expect). The restaurant is run by Fernando and Gladys with assistance from their son and daughter who were extremely courteous and helpful as well. You can tell that this family is passionate about what they do.

I can't really say much more beyond what others have mentioned about this restaurant (excellent service, amazing food (the risotto was awesome), great hospitality). The members of our group are from NYC and we have eaten and many different types of restaurants. This was a very unique experience to all of us and we very much enjoyed both the food and the hospitality. We look forward to returning to Lo de Fer the next time we're back in Mendoza!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Incomparable hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

From the moment you are warmly welcomed through their front door, Gladys and Fernando make you feel right at home: Mi casa es su casa! Gladys is impossibly vivacious and totally relishes her role as hostess for the tiny gathering of guests for the evening's meal. We were one of just three tables during our visit (I think there may be room for a fourth table in the miniscule dining area). She will tell you anything you wish to know about Argentina. The food Fernando prepares is very delicious and though not overly fussy, it comes straight from the heart. Their daughter was having her birthday the night of our visit and she regaled us with a Maori welcome song and dance! That was the most unusual highlight of any meal I've had anywhere! Rather than describe the individual dishes, I will post pictures from our experience. Needless to say, the food was most satisfying and UNBELIEVABLY well priced. In Mendoza, Lo de Fer is well worth the trip as an evening spent here will certainly make you feel you have friends in a foreign land.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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“An Amazing Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It's hard to describe in words the experience at Lo de Fer. We had a wonderful evening with Fernando and Gladys. The thoughtfulness put into the meal was amazing and we were spoiled in that the menu was prepared around our preferences. It was our first experience with this type of "home" restaurant and it exceeded our expectations. Gladys is a wonderful host and Fernando an exceptional chef. We insisted that Gladys play the guitar and sing to us which she did. It was truly an amazing evening and we highly recommend it to anyone visiting Mendoza city. You won't regret it. Incidentally and this is for you Gladys, we renamed the restaurant - Lo de Gladys!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Absolutely brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We had such a fantastic evening with Gladys, Fernando and their nephew...this a must go to restaurant in the setting of their lovely house. Fernando is a superb chef and Gladys a real entertainer and lovely person, it was such a special evening and one I will remember for a very long time! Thanks for having us!

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“An incredible Local Experience! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Amazing. Incredible. I think one of my favourite ever dining experiences. Gladys should be running for President! From the moment you arrive, (welcomed with open arms) to the minute you leave you feel like you are part of the family. Fernando is an accomplished chef and each course (stuffed mushrooms, trout, dolce de leche brownie ) was so tasty it was like a fine dining experience. I think what sets Lo De Fer apart however is the overall experience of being in such an intimate family setting while having incredible food. We had a musical interlude with Gladys on the guitar - (she has a beautiful voice!) and heard about some of the history behind the local music we were listening to. It was just such a perfect evening and I would say if you don't visit during your stay in Mendoza you will have missed out!

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