An unexpected gem!
I had visited Argentina during the summer and decided to search for a restaurant that served Argentinian food. I remember driving by Ushaia before and making a mental note to try it out one day. I had read the reviews about their empanadas...hands down, absolutely rich with flavor (we ordered the spinach & ricotta and the lamb & porcini). As for entrees, we shared the seafood paella and was stunned by how fresh and succulent the shrimp, clams, and mussels were! My only thought was to add extra scallops next time or to add some sausage into it (more of a Spanish flair). We also ordered the skirt steak (a rarer medium rare: rare+) with grilled veg. The steak was hands down better than my experience in Argentina! Will definitely be returning!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I think my favorite steak
I think my favorite steak is the skirt steak that comes with seasonal veggies. My husband and I have separately ordered the grilled prime flat before and we just don't like it. A bit tough, dry and drenched in the wine reduction.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Visited for first time on
Visited for first time on a Saturday night at 715 and was impressed with every step of the experience. Seated and greeted quickly with space on both sides of the table. Great specials and simple entrees. Bread and chimichuri was a nice starter. Was unsure of Empanada special so waiter without prompting suggested to split it into one special (bacon and corn) and one on the menu (spinach) - both were really terrific and fast and I wish I had two of the corn. Skirt steak and Malbec reduction hanger steak were fantastic - perfect medium rare and plenty of sauce for flavor and none needed to overcome overcooked or tough meet. Very large portions but more importantly - perfectly cooked and promptly served. There are plenty of non-meat choices.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place with a great menu. Service was great. I will dine here again.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time and we were
Our first time and we were pleasantly surprised when our birthday girl received a fabulous bowl of homemade ice cream. The perfect cap to a really nice meal. First time for everyone and it was a delight.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place, good food.
It was just a little bit over priced on the stakes.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Argentinian skirt steak ever
Tho everything on the menu is good, I always fall back to ordering their skirt steak. Yum!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been looking for a new steak restaurant in the SM/Westside area and am happy to say that I found it.
Very good cut of Prime steak cooked perfectly. Hope to become a regular. Great service and very nice atmosphere.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Much more than a steakhouse!
Duo Patagonia. Shrimp and scallops in a sauce that is most enticing!
If you like bouillabaisse, cioppino, try their Cazuela!
The garlicky, parsleyed, double fried fritts are irresistible.
Very fine paella! We haven't even started talking about the streaks! GO THERE!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent steak house with
An excellent steak house with good service and great desserts, somewhat pricey.
A refreshing find in Santa Monica
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great appetizers and NY strip was out of this world. Highly recommend this spot!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood spot
We were wonderfully served and enjoyed fine Argentinean faire. All our meals were excellent.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Entraña the best beef i ever eat tender juicy flavor woooooow perfect and the guys who brings the food so nice frienly i love it i will come again
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful. Great dinner, great
Wonderful. Great dinner, great service. It will be on of the best meals you have had.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great authentic Argentine cuisine!
Loved it. We went with a couple Argentine foodies who loved it as well.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Find!!
This is my very first time writing a restaurant review but I felt compelled after such an amazing dinner. My son attended a semester abroad in Buenos Aires so I thought for a birthday dinner we would try this restaurant on Wilshire which I have passed a million times going back and forth to my work near by. All I can say is WOW!! The steaks were amazing, best beef ever. The menu was very authentic (according to my son) and everyone in our group loved, loved it! Said it was the best steak ever. We left feeling stuffed and very happy. We will be back for sure.
7/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
shared the most flavorful ribeye ever with my husband...came with three sauces but it was fabulous on its own. Love this place and have taken many friends.
the food is great, prices reasonable, portions large enough to share in many instances, nice ambiance and milieu with a reasonable noise level (you can actually have a conversation) and excellent service. We've been several times and will continue to frequent Ushuaia
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Has the ribeye and didn't
Has the ribeye and didn't know its early like the three very is sauces
order one of the other states it comes with the sauce on top. And for $5 you get a full plate full of french fries. It comes with garlic on top and something else and um it w it's a little pricey so expect to spend umm at least 200 plus for 4.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is excellent specially the meet, great service and nice tango atmosphere
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steaks, great service
Was sorry to see Drago close up, but this is a great replacement, even if very different menu. Great steaks, great food, great service. The flat iron steak was great, I had a seafood soup which was great, and everyone enjoyed their meals. went there twice inside of two weeks. Would definitely return and recommend friends. It can get a little noisy, but so did Drago. Everyone is very nice and welcoming and service was attentive (my test: were water glasses refilled regularly, without asking and unobtrusively? absolute yes, never went "dry". they passed that test with flying colors!!!).
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
a completely enjoyable dining
a completely enjoyable dining experience -- from the excellent steaks and salads to the very polite and attentive waiters.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking for a great steak on the Westside without the Boa prices, then this is the place to dine. Great menu and a good selection of wine. Quiet atmosphere and easy parking is a big change to the noise of the beach restaurants.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
greatly overpriced, good service
Outrageous prices but good food and service. Nice and quiet ambience and friendly staff. Meat and other options are just too expensive unfortunately.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My son saw this place as he drove by, then telling his twin sister about it. Our family goes out to dinner for birthdays and this is where they wanted to go. It worked out, they had our reservation and we sat in a charming room with romantic lighting. This gave me the opotunity to visit with my kids...actually adults now @ 28...
We all ordered something different, the special was rack of lamb which my son had and was fabulous as we all had a sample, I had the Malabec steak which was also just perfectly cooked, yummy and the presentation was so inviting as well, my daughter had the salmon and she really didn't want to share but she did... it was that good.
A wonderful dinner a little more expensive great for a special occasion.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Steaks! NIce Cocktails!
A great Westside find. Delicous steaks...Attentive service...Very pleased.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I proposed to my wife in Argentina, so it was a meaningful dinner for us. What was supposed to be a nice romantic anniversary dinner for my wife and me turned into a family dinner when our babysitter flaked at the last minute and we had to bring our 7-mo old son along. Fortunately the restaurant was more than accomodating and we were able to enjoy ourselves regardless (my apologies to the other diners for the random baby noises).
The food was great! We had empanadas and chorizo for our appetizer plates. My wife had the rib eye (w/ a glass of malbec, naturally) and I had the paella. All were very tasty and well presented dishes. All in all a very enjoyable dining experience.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM