Ushuaia Argentinian Steakhouse, Santa Monica


Argentinian Steakhouse

2628 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403

One of the most interesting things I’ve had so far that I ate for the first time ever in my life was the Carpacio de lomo, which is thinly sliced raw beef tenderloin.  Ushuaia happens to make theirs topped with lemon, arugula, avocados, Parmesan, capers, and red onion. Of course I was wary at first, but I have to admit that I liked it, and would even order it again if I had the chance.  The Tallarines de la Patagonia is an Argentinian pasta that they make from scratch seasoned with Spanish saffron along with mussels, clams, shrimp, octopus, scallops, and calimari.  It had an unfamiliar texture, but the saffron flavor really came through.  This was a first for me as I have never had saffron in my pasta before. Mind you, what you see in the picture is the order split in half, good enough for 2 people to share.  We also ordered the Churrasco al Malbec, a grilled prime flat iron steak, wine reduction sauce, caramelized onions, mushrooms, with mashed potatoes and vegetables.  The steak was tasty, no complaints there.  What you can expect from Usuaia is a fine dining restaurant with fine dining prices.  Overall I thought the beef carpaccio made it all worth it.


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