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Viento en popa

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Avenida Cnel M Martinez de Hoz 257, Mar del Plata B7603HYC, Argentina
+54 223 489-0220
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

First off, we were traveling with BA Portenos who made our reservation for 2230 but was told to come early in case we could get in earlier. Yes, we did get in half hour early and the place was packed on a Sunday night! As soon as a table was cleared, people were sat down and waited on. We had... More 

Thank potaracke
Buenos Aires
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

I know the place since 1999. It was a small place only known by local people. Tasted the best fish I ever had in my life and adopted the place as my favorite not only in Mar del Plata but also in all Buenos Aires. Now in a bigger place but with the same amazing service you can pick whatever... More 

Thank Panicpablo
Mar del Plata, Argentina
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Viento en Popa is a true gem of Mar del Plata. One would think that a port city would have plenty of choices when it comes to good fish restaurants, but you will be unpleasantly surprised. I would not recommend any of the touristic restos that are in the port. Luckily, Viento en Popa exists to offer great fish, cooked... More 

Thank lex-flia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

It was a Sunday lunch in winter in Mar del Plata, Argentina, very low tourist season. The restaurant was very busy, well organized and attended by locals. My husband and I shared a seafood salad and a half bottle of white wine. VERY FRESH seafood on a bed of lettuce, nice variety,, olive oil and real lemon on the side... More 

Thank Ana V
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Our last visit was in 2011 and I had left disappointed. We decided to give it another go and Im happy to report that things have improved. The Kitchen is delivering dishes with more balanced seasoning and staff appears to have been trained and new hands hired. Wine list is also quite improved from last visit, with some waiters receiving... More 

Thank Gaucho100K
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Delicious restaurant by the port. Seafood was very fresh tasting. Service was prompt. Price was $$$. Free bread basket with a squid/onion spread and fish. Ordered fried calamari and the paella. Dining was family style with long tables.

Thank Carol M
Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

I went here with friends. They are local so they did all the ordering. I love seafood and wow I was not disappointed . If you love butter, capers , shrimp and the best piece of fish ever, get the " Viento en popa" !! It is a simple dish but perfectly done. The simple decore and crowded waiting area... More 

Thank Paula S
Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

I am argentine and I used to live here in mar deal plata . This restaurant used to be a 10 now is an 8 it is expensive and it's not the most real seafood as used to be. But if you are American maybe you think is incredible good. The paella was an 6 . I didn't go back... More 

Thank Mariana G
Buenos Aires
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36 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2014

The best fish I've ever ate in my life I had it there. It's not a big place, actually I was very lucky to book a place there, and I can understand why ... The best fish in the Argentinian Coast

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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152 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

This restaurant is located near the Mar del Plata port area, do not expect a nice view, but barracks. Had reservation booked and arrived eraly, so had no problem with access; however, if you do not book in advance be ready for long wait standing in a area prepared for that. Ordered langostinos en camisa as apetizer, extremely good choice,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Argentinean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Cnel M Martinez de Hoz 257, Mar del Plata B7603HYC, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Central Argentina  >  Province of Buenos Aires  >  Mar del Plata
  • Phone Number: +54 223 489-0220

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?