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Top Choice Museum in Ushuaia

Museo Marítimo & Museo del Presidio

Convicts were transferred from Isla de los Estados (Staten Island) to Ushuaia in 1906 to build this national prison, finished in 1920. The cells, designed for 380 inmates, held up to 800 before closing in 1947. Famo…
Top Choice International in Ushuaia

Kalma Resto

This tiny chef-owned gem presents Fuegian staples like crab and octopus in a giddy new context. Black sea bass, a rich deep-sea dweller, wears a tart tomato sauce for contrast; there’s stuffed lamb seasoned in peppe…
Cafe in Ushuaia

Almacen Ramos Generales

With its quirky memorabilia and postings of the local environmental issues you’ve never heard of, this former general store is a peek inside the real Ushuaia. Locals hold their powwows here. Croissants and crusty ba…
Patagonian in Ushuaia

Bodegón Fueguino

The spot to sample hearty home-style Patagonian fare or gather for wine and appetizers. Painted peach, this century-old Fuegian home is cozied up with sheepskin-clad benches, cedar barrels and ferns. A picada (share…
Cafe in Ushuaia

Tante Sara

This corner bistro serves the usual suspects in a bubbly atmosphere. For a late-night bite, this is your best bet – it’s the only kitchen open until 2am. Its sister branch offers nice pastries and weekend brunch.
Cafe in Ushuaia

El Turco

Nothing fancy, this classic, dated Argentine cafe nonetheless charms with reasonable prices and swift bow-tied waiters game to try out their French on tourists. Standards include milanesa (breaded meat), pizzas, cri…
Buffet in Ushuaia

La Rueda

Good tenedor libre (all-you-can-eat buffet) offers a variety of salads alongside tasty parrillada grilled over coals in the window. Ordering a drink is mandatory with the buffet, which includes dessert.
Argentine in Ushuaia

Lomitos Martinica

Cheap and cheerful, this greasy spoon with grill-side seating serves enormous milanesa sandwiches and offers a cheap lunch special.
Pizza in Ushuaia


This sliver-sized pizza shop delivers crisp thin-crust pizzas hot out of a brick oven. Consider it the perfect takeaway.
Argentine in Ushuaia

María Lola Restó

‘Satisfying’ defines the experience at this creative cafe-style restaurant overlooking the channel. Locals pack this silver house for homemade pasta with seafood or strip steak in rich mushroom sauce; the weekday se…