EL Muelle | Seafood at Fisherman’s Club | The Lost Asian

the space

the house salad

mixing it up

baked salted shrimps

pacu!

tuna steak

El Muelle

Av Rafael Obligado s/n y Av. Sarmiento, Costanera 4773 2216

Every time I see any reviews of “El Muelle”- in my mind there appears a vision of an old man hanging out at the harbour waiting to catch little kids and eat them for supper in his haunted house. It could be my crazy imagination running wild, but when I did arrive at the restaurant, the building was just as I imagined it: a little spooky with a hint of history. Though it would of been more exact if it looked a bit rundown with cobwebs, brooms, and shiny black crows croaking on the rooftop; even at the restaurant when I looked down at my napkin there sits their logo: skinny, long with black squiggly letters. I dig it. 

*Read La Panza Porteña’s review on El Muelle and the other dishes that I didn’t get to try. 

Restaurant Critic

This dockside experience is unique: walking along the bridge hearing the sounds of the water underneath (girls with heels beware), stepping into a tall, skinny big house of the old fisherman club, and walking upstairs into this fresh open space looking onto the water- dimly lit, clean, all white linens, and formal service. This is the place to be not seen – either prepared to be wooed, or spend a few good hours hanging by the water with family and friends. Or your mistress.

Food Critic

One would always predict that a dockside restaurant sells the view more than the food, but this one surprises. The wine list was very decently priced; the food, unlike the haute-art dining experience of Palermo (where you might get impatient and eat the plate itself), the portions here are hearty focusing on the ingredients at heart. Everything was very good: giant portions of hefty seafood house salad, big bites of shrimps, well-executed fish, and warm bread with savoury seafood dips. A starter, 2 mains, dessert, coffees (not including wine), plus tip comes about to 600 pesos ($136).

Pros

  • experience: away from the city, dockside restaurant, walking into the club, and water view seats
  • better during the day to see the water
  • well-priced and fresh ingredients for the experience
  • wine list well priced
  • awesome house-seafood salad, warm breads with savoury anchovy dip, juicy shrimps and awesome pacu

Cons

  • tuna dish is the most expensive dish on the menu, though the overall taste doesn’t seem like it was freshly caught

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Paige - June 23, 2012 - 7:00 pm

So glad you enjoyed El Muelle – I love having lunch there and enjoying the view. It’s a perfect spot for a fish-centric lunch. Can’t wait to go back when I’m next craving some octopus.

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