Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse
Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse

Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ushuaiasteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3103155457x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday 11am to 9pm
    Tuesday 11am to 9pm
    Wednesday 11am to 10pm
    Thursday 11am to 10pm
    Friday 11am to 11pm
    Saturday 5pm to 11pm
    Sunday 5pm to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean
  • Executive Chef: Pablo Alcorta
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events: Please join us for tapas, wines and happy hour Monday through Friday 4pm to 7pm at bar and lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East of 26th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Wed through Sat from 6pm and it is located behind our building. Street parking is also available.
A word from Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse
Serving the finest Argentine cuisine in the Southland, Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse offers traditional and contemporary dishes, while also fusing the various cultures of Argentina to create new ones. Only using free range meats cooked over a wood fired grill, seafood, game and homemade pastas. Also featuring the finest selection Argentine wines with some attractive California picks.
Fresh food, excellent service and great ambience come together at Ushuaia to create an unforgettable culinary experience while keeping it affordable.
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Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (39)special occasion (35)romantic (24)good for groups (21)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (9)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Excellente
    scubastxVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    First time there and was not disappointed. The food was amazing and the service excellent. I will be returning.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • First Time Argentinean Experience!
    Seattlebound
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very lovely dining venue, and great for celebrating. We started with an Argentinean pinot and it was the perfect touch to the evening. Usually appetizers are not worth mentioning at steakhouses, but we were quite impressed by the empañadas, cebiches, and creamed spinach. In our group, we had the skirt steak, the flat iron steaks, and the 12 ouncer - all very good. It was a great experience and we'd come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood gem in Santa Monica
    marys
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Lovely restaurant east of the downtown area with a menu that presents a challenge -- everything looks wonderful. We had the Ribeyes with three sauces and then two sides: creamed spinach, and brussel sprouts with prosciutto, and we can confirm it was, after 30 years of eating in steak houses, the BEST creamed spinach and the BEST brussel sprouts we'd ever had in a restaurant. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    very good food, good sangria wide menu. Try house beer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • shopperVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The ambiance here is rather low key. A few tables with not a lot of decor. The food, however, makes up for any lack of decor. The beef here is the best I have ever tasted. Our server was attentive and helpful. I think I would prefer to to there for dinner next time instead of lunch in order to try other hefty dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations!
    Unbiased
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Very welcoming. Attentive staff. Nice ambiance. Food, out of this world! Highly recommend giving this establishment a try. You will not be disappointed. Literally everything cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak I have EVER had!
    UshuaiaFan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    They don't serve steak knives and there is a reason! Their steaks are perfection! And they serve amazing sauces on the side. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, music, service and Argentinian drink selection. I was drinking Malbec and now I want to go to Argentina. Fantastic paella and sauteed mushrooms. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellently prepared quality beef served by a very friendly staff.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way!
    FoodLover
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I took hubby here for his birthday. The food is to die for! We started w/Empanadas (spinach/ricotta & humita/queso fresco), which I'd highly recommend. Also had Cebiche (Rocotto mixto/yellowtail/scallops/white shrimp/squid, rocotto pepper/camote chips), which we just could not get enough of. For dinner, he had the pan-roasted australian lamb rack w/madeira wine sauce, roasted potato & sweet baby carrots) probably the best I've ever tasted. I had the wood-fired Rib Eye served w/3 sauces: chimichurri Norteño, salsa Mia & salsa criolla, cooked to perfection. For dessert we had the Crepes de Dulce de Leche, which is probably one of my favorite desserts ever. This is definitely a MUST TO-TO restaurant! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marymon
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Ushuaia is my favorite neighborhood place for dining and entertaining friends and visitors. The menu selections are interesting and delicious. I recommend this restaurant to those interested in finding uncommon food dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Distinctive and Outstanding!
    UCLADinerVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    You would think this place will be excellent for steak - but it is much more than that! We always start with "Duo Patagonia" appetizer, which is the best shrimp & scallop appetizer anywhere. The Cazuela is amazing - it is in the genre of Cioppino or Bouillabaisse and is very, very good. The steaks come with several sauces including excellent chimichurri. Great frites provencal. Located at the former site of Dragos, Ushuaia has been a worthy newcomer to that location. Oh, I should add that they make a great paella too. Excellent service as well, and a nice selection of wines from Mendoza.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    Davit
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had 4 people in our party. Started with Carpaccio with 4 cucumber martinis(these are great). After rib-eye steak and some side dishes with bottle of malbec(Humberto). Ended with a desert and a glass of port wine(Quinta do Noval). Everything looks great and tastes delicious. You would definitely leave this restaurant satisfied. If it wasn't a little expensive, I would go there every day (bill was $116 each with tips).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon restaurant argentin
    Lulu
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Nous avons trės bien mangé. Bons vins et service accueillant. Belle expérience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time
    ak110835
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a very good meal and will return. We had a couple who said it was terrible. Everyone else said it was worth returning. We certainly enjoyed everything about the evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok steak!
    BellaVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was ok. Simple steak, compare to the choices you have in SANTA MONICA.The design and ambience of the restaurant was boring . friendly and nice staff. I will not go back to this restaurant for sure.
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  • Great steak and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Lamb and steak were both cooked perfectly. Very flavorful. Good selection of Malbecs
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eater
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was great, great steak and seafood. A little pricey
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most amazing steak Maidiera
    Ladyj1980
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was a second option as my first was not available for Restaurant Week but I'm so glad I gave it a chance. The food was outstanding; the service was a bit slow but each dish was worth the wait. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DINE LA gem
    jake
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant accomodated our request for a quiet table, which turned out to be a important since it was bustling with business. The DINE LA menu was terrific and each entree was delicious. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dineLa foodies experience
    Patrece
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went this past Saturday with foodie friends (we've been participating in dineLa every six months for the last 3 years) first Argentine Steakhouse. We all ordered the highly rated Empanadas, beef and spinach, were very good. Two of my friends ordered off the dineLa menu and had the skirt steak, both thought it was great, perfectly cooked and well seasoned. The other two of us ordered off menu, had the Malbec Steak. Loved it, it was well cooked (had it medium rare) and juicy. The sides however, (mash potatoes and baby green beans) just ok. The mash potatoes had no flavor limp, flat, green bean nothing special. Took away for the experience. A meal sure have flavor throughout each entrée item. Service was great.. Would visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't miss this place!
    dineout
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was terrific..not intrusive yet attentive! Our waiter Dennis had spot on suggestions, and he poured the wine very sparingly and not too often. Do not favor the $25 corkage and wonder if that is necessary! Sole with kalamata olives and capers , skirt steak remarkable. We shared a salad and it was very adequate portion wise and delicious Spring Mix with great balsamic dressing. Anniversary ice cream with candle brought to table. Easy to talk over dinner! Just a delicious and delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Honesty Please
    gingerchampagne
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Decent food and beautiful presentation but my "Chilean" Seabass was not Chilean Seabass - I would have ordered it regardless but you lose credibility with bait and switch. Service was slow too. The waiter promised bread and 10 minutes later, I asked him for it. He told me that they were heating up the bread and that was why it hadn't arrived. A few minutes later, I got cold bread - not a big deal but rather than lie to me, just go get it. When we asked for coffee, the waiter forgot, never brought it and put it on our bill. When I had him take it off the bill, he did bring it anyway, but blamed the busperson.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good for dine LA
    k2k299
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Group of 6 of us decided to check it out for dineLA. Decent portions, but wasnt full at all. Its good quality food though. The corn, bacon side dish is very good for your money. The rib eye is rated 7/10. It's on the cheaper end, but the taste is also a lil cheaper. The Argentinean skirt steak has good flavor, but they cooked it medium well when I asked for medium rare. Service is 9/10. Had a hard time flagging the server a couple of times.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real meat !
    CRM1VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This restaurant has become our go-to place for steak. The service is attentive, the food delicious. The appetizer menu is very interesting - worth ordering a couple of things to share a new taste experience. Nice selection of wines that pair well with the food. Even non meat eaters will find something here - good fish and salads
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Vee2dine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Will definitely come again and try various other dishes. All courses were amazing but desserts were heavenly. I can definitely go back just for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • empanadas and crepes duce de leche
    Brea4784
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Skirt steak was delicious. Malbec sauce was too bold, the meat was slightly gamey. Lamb was gamey. We were a group of 6 and tried variety of entrees. I loved their empanadas, white sangrias and crepes duce De leche. I will come back for their happy hour,m-f.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine LA experience
    mrpeanut
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was my first Dine LA experience ever. The food here was outstanding. The waitress was incredibly prompt with service requests and such. The entrana skirt steak is a must try! The ambiance was very warm and great for a date night, or a classier evening meal. I stuffed myself silly but it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice people, excellent food
    iggypop
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The whole crew was great everyone upbeat and welcoming. Waitress was very helpful, she knew all the details and answered my questions clearly. Everything we tried was very good, the macaroni and cheese was a little rich for me but obviously high quality ingredients. My Bife Chorizo (NY Steak) was very good and very well prepared. I ate the whole thing. Definitely recommend. For me, I still prefer the American old school steakhouse experience (Dal Rae, Taylor's) but this place is a great option and I really hope they succeed - very nice people and great food. My only suggestion, for those like me it would be great to be able to get a baked potato.
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  • great dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Very attentive server who let me try several wines before I decided on one of her (excellent) recommendations! Delicious steak and burrata salad. Dessert was ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    JACKVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great food and and ambience but a bit over priced!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World Cup winners or not!
    foodfanatic
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This Argentinian restaurant is a precious gem. Great food and service without the mob scene of places on J.G.'s 101 best. Should definitely be on the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak is exceptional!
    MErcyME
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food is good, it's flavorful and some of the best chimmichura sauce I had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over rated and over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I went with my wife from Argentina , because of excellent reviews but the food and service not what we expected , I will not go back to this restaurant
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  • Marymon
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Excellent tapas , imaginative desserts, and friendly but non obtrusive service. I highly recommend this restaurant find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    not sure if they are open for lunch. happy hour is from 5-7P, street meters stop at 6P. plan accordingly. we had the mussels and clams, he had the malbec steak, i had the pacific sole. everything was delicious, beautiful ambiance, very courteous staff. a definite recommend--
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st visit - not the last
    LunchWFriendsVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Service was stellar with great communication and attentiveness (friendly but not intrusive). The food was fantastic! Make sure you save room for the crepe dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific food-this is a winner!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The menu had something for everyone in our party of 8!! The strip steaks were outstanding and the filet of sole was delicious. The veggies accompanying the entrees were cooked perfectly and the variety was amazing. The French fries were the best ever!!! Portions were generous enough to share. Service could have been a bit more efficient as there were only 2 other tables occupied at the time. Bus boys did not know where to place the food. Dressings on the side had to be asked for a second time. But, we will all return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • delicious steak and more
    BroseVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We enjoyed a really good (not too sweet) house made sangria, and our server suggested a salad to share for 3 of us (instead of one salad per person which was more than we wanted). Skirt steak was flavorful, as was the paella and the salmon was also quite good. With friendly service and good food, this was a very enjoyable evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Here's the beef !
    CRM1VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good service, great food, a definite return to this restaurant
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    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very off night
    PaliDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We eat there a lot & have always been very happy, but 4 of us found this meal to be terrible. Asked for food to be no salt, they ignored that & oversalted it. Meat was chewy, tastless and disappointing. Vege's were overcooked & versalted. New owners/chef? Place was empty, so maybe others know what we didn't. This seems to have gone from being a favorite hot spot to being out of favor (and flavor). If so, it will close soon which is too bad since it was so good until this recent visit. While servers were attentive, the fact that they didn't convey our requests on various dishes (no salt, dressing on the side, etc.) to the kitchen dragged down the service rating. Need to get their act together or give it up.
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