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Bar Ideal

$$ - $$$
Bar, Argentinian, Pub
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Avenida Gral San Martin 393, Ushuaia V9410BFD, Argentina
437860 02901
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It may be the oldest pub in town but the food is horrible. I had an "Ensalada Ideal" for lunch. Almost no fresh products, only tinned meat and vegetables, from the tasteless king crab meat to mushrooms and corn. Ok its a bar / pub but food could be better, as people often want to eat something while having a... More 

Thank Halex11
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The outside looked bright and sporty. A good lunch crowd so it was not easy to get a table. Something light as in a cheeseburger and fries. The burger was small but on a large, tasty bun. A little pricey. Two problems -no WiFi and no coffee! The for no WiFi was that this enables conversation; but how does one... More 

Thank wonderlust_9
Reading, PA
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even by Argentine standards, service is slow. And horrible. Went in on 1/12 for a drink in the evening. Waited for 15 minutes before anyone acknowledged us and asked what we wanted. That should have been the clue. Went stupidly went back on 1/13 for a late lunch and sat at a dirty table for 15 minutes or so before... More 

Thank Berks1970
Atlanta, Georgia
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256 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had our first dinner and drinks in Ushuaia here! It's located on the main avenue San Martin. We liked the ambience of the cozy bar and there was a woman playing the guitar and singing and that was what drew us in. We had the chicken and steak in pepper sauce and they were both delicious! We loved the... More 

Thank Lolita D
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Bar Ideal is a really cool small bar on the main street in Ushuaia. We were looking for a place to get out of the cold and rain for a snack and stumbled on this place. A great find. It was nice and warm with a cool, laid-back atmosphere, Both my wife and I ordered different king crab apps with... More 

Thank J_Mas_63
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

So we stumbled upon this place randomly on a search for a hurried lunch. Boom, the oldest bar in Ushuaia. Had the Lomo with queso sandwich, which I actually was very pleasantly surprised by. I thought the bread may have been the best part (fluffy and crisp), but the steak slice was cooked well and still juicy. Had the papas... More 

Thank el_wandererer
Madrid, Spain
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172 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Declaring interest first: i was recommended this place by a woman who used to manage it. But I've no other loyalty to it. We were part of a large travelling party to Antarctica who had a couple of great evenings here after our trip - friendly if slightly disorganised staff, good Beagle beer (Ushuaia is compleyely schizophrenic over its anger... More 

Thank Redfred1000
Porto Alegre, RS
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The oldest pub in town. Decoration is uncommon and interesting. The food was good and fair priced. We enjoyed the stay

Thank Olaf R
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The bread was dry... the tapas dish was dull and small. Very disappointing. The Malbec wine we took was good, though! The price are not in line with the quality of food. We will probably continue right away to another place to correct the experience!

Thank Vrafi
Bnei Zion
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The place has an authentic look, with a ceiling full of flags and a lot of football pictures. It is well located in the main avenue and the service is good and bilingual. Probably a good place to come at night and have a drink. Just don't expect to have good food. Ordered a medium steak and got it extra... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Argentinian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Gral San Martin 393, Ushuaia V9410BFD, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Tierra del Fuego  >  Ushuaia
  • Phone Number: 437860 02901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?