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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
A PERSONAL REVIEW OF RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD

PAROLACCIA DEL MARE
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

This restaurant was suggested by a number of fellow travelers for serving the best seafood in the Puerto Madero area of Buenos Aires. 

Argentineans dine late and when we got there at 7:45pm, the doors were still locked although a sign proclaimed that the restaurant was open.  At just shy of 8pm a smiling person opened the door and let us in.  We were the only couple waiting in line.  The usual dinner hour in B.A. starts at 10 or 11pm!

Bread and crackers quickly arrived at the table along with a delicious spread that appeared to be a green aioli (garlic) sauce.  We nibbled away and decided on our starters.  I ordered fried squid and my wife ordered an antipasto selection.

Our server was kind enough to divvy 'em up on separate plates.  First came two huge servings of squid rings.  They were perfectly fried and delicious.  Next came two huge plates of the antipasto selection my wife chose including dry cured ham, cheese, olives and other temptations.  Again, it was great.

For our main courses I chose something called Abadejo Plancha and it was quite good.  I'm still confused over what I actually got.  The menu said that it had a taste similar to red snapper.  Later during the trip I saw the same name applied to conger eel.  Whatever the heck it was it tasted very good.  My wife ordered filet of sole in a fancy sauce.  It was good.

My wife finished the meal--as she always does while splurging on trips--with a rich, chocolate dessert.

While this was a good experience I wouldn't call it outstanding.  But if you're staying in Puerto Madero and get a craving for seafood, this isn't a bad option.  I couldn't find a web site for this restaurant but your hotel concierge can give you vectors and it is within easy walking distance from the Hilton.

Otherwise the restaurant is located at Justo Alicia Moreau De Av 1170.  Their telefono number is 4343-0038.

ADDITIONAL BUENOS AIRES RESTAURANT REVIEWS:

Bar 6
Bar Uriarte
Cabana Las Lilas
Gran Cafe Tortoni
La Caballeriza Parrila A Lena
La Madeline
La Trastienda
Rodizio