And we go to the finish line. Here are our last three top experiences from Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Mainly about food and animals 🙂
Lunch in Kuar, Ushuaia
On the last day of our trip, we decided to have lunch in a top rated restaurant in Ushuaia, named Kuar. We chose to walk there, and it was quite a “hike” as it is far from the center, close to the only shopping mall in Ushuaia. But the restaurant truly stood to the great reviews. Nice, inviting interior with warm atmosphere, perfect table next to the glass wall with view over the sea and the city (we got lucky as we were there between hours) and a cool waiter with very good recommendations at hand. Plus, when we started to talk Czech among ourselves, he came back and said a few sentences in Czech as well! It turned out he has a Czech girlfriend and they work while travelling. He also got a great taste loving Czech plum brandy, Slivovice 🙂
The food was delicious. They specialise in seafood, but have also great steaks (it´s Argentina, right?). The waiter also recommended perfect wine to go with our food.
If you decide to visit Kuar, just be careful, because there is one more Kuar in Ushuaia, in the center, and it is bad. I mean, the food is good, but the waiters are terrible and slow, don´t care about guests at all, and the interior is nothing special. They just profit from the location and the good old fleecing of cruise ships passengers.
King Crab or Centolla in Spanish is a speciality of Ushuaia, and the whole southern shore so to speak. It is a special kind of really big crab which lives in the cold waters of southern South America. Restaurants specialising in centolla have their own fishing boats to get the best and freshest crabs they can. And they are really cheap, compared to what you´ll pay for them in any other place.
We decided to do it the hard way, of course. And so we ordered a centolla entera, the whole crab, taken right from the aquarium. We were given special scissors, some basic explanation and off we went to battle with the long-legged guy. We fought bravely, and although some small parts of the carapace ended under our and some other tables, we had finally won. The meat was tender and delicious, and so fresh.
Patagonian and Fuegian fauna
Last but important memory from this trip are the numerous wild animals living in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Some of them are really strange to us, Europeans. Some not that much, but ever so welcoming (did you already get how much I love cats? 🙂 ). Let´s have a look at all of them.