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Calle 12 de Octubre 3147, Mar del Plata B7603GXE, Argentina
0223 489-9216
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is not fancy, it's very near the harbor and much better than the fancy ones. The portions are big and you can select 1/2 if it's just for 1. The quality of the seafood and the fish is amazing and the service is super friendly. Good price for food.

Thank cfvarios
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather cheap looking place, but servings are abundant, fish is fresh and well prepared. Waiters are quite nice and efficient. Sea food is their specialty. I've been there before and I continue to pop around when in the city. Gambas al ajillo and rabas (shrimp with garlic and deep fried breaded squid) are out of this world. Wine choice is... More 

Thank Andrew D
Villa Ballester, Argentina
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place, the staff is friendly and attentive. The seafood here is excellent and I have pictures to share. There were five of us in our family and everyone was pleased with the dish that they ordered. This restaurant is fabulous and I would recommend it to all.

Thank Robert B
Ormstown, Canada
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

If we had not read the reviews we'd never have discovered it since it is off the beaten track. It opens at 8:00 on the dot and by 9:00 there is a lineup (and this on a Monday night!) the full portions are for sharing and we had no room for dessert. We loved the local atmosphere as we were... More 

Thank hoppiewanderer
Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We got in the doors just on time. We just finished our dinner and a waiting list about 20 people long has formed. A favourite among the locals (the restaurant tip came from the Esso guy up the street) this low key fish restaurant dishes up massive portions for your money. If You are from Europe, stick with the half... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This place superseded expectations; prompt and efficient service, tasty arrival dip and bread, fantastic selection of reasonably priced wines (we had a lovely Chablis for 62), excellent Rabas (calamari), fantastic waiter who made sure we didn't order to much (there are half options for most dishes which were more than enough for the two of us)... Simple and perfect seafood... More 

Thank Charlotte V
Karachi, Pakistan
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104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place is the place to go for seafood. It gets pretty busy so booking is probably wise. Went there with about 40 people and had a blast

Thank jejeel3
San Isidro, Argentina
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Definitely the best fried squids I ever had (rabas), crispy outside, soft inside and not at all greasy. Then we shared a huge chupin, all with a bottle of white Argentinian wine. We spent around 25 USD for three adults. Great value for the money, attentive staff. As others said, don't be fooled by the simple appearance of the place... More 

Thank Girino F
Sao Paulo, SP
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went there based on Tripadvisor opinions, but our first impression was that something could be wrong: it seemed quite simple for being the second best restaurant in Mar del Plata. This, plus the fact that the painting of a wall at the back of the restaurant was in bad conditions (probably to a heavy rain), led us to conclude... More 

Thank jpresotto
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I went only ones with family. Was not on season and we didn't have a problem to find a table. Very friendly and the food was delicious. Conversation with people on other tables asking what we were eating and commenting about their dishes. I loved. I'll be back to Argentina in two weeks with my son and I'll take him... More 

Thank David F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 12 de Octubre 3147, Mar del Plata B7603GXE, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Central Argentina  >  Province of Buenos Aires  >  Mar del Plata
  • Phone Number: 0223 489-9216

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?