It's hard not to notice this restaurant in Mar del Plata, inside a castlelike structure dating from 1904, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Day or night, the plate-glass windows over the sea and opening onto the street offer a fantastic view. Food runs from simple sandwiches to a parrilla with steak, chicken, and, of course, locally caught seafood. Almost each night, dinner shows take place while you dine, beginning at 10pm. Some are tango, others flamenco and folkloric. There is no additional charge for the shows; they're part of the experience of dining here. If you've dined elsewhere, stop in for drinks at the beautiful oak bar. During the day, many people come for the flavored and alcoholic coffee specials in the Esmeralda lounge.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010