If you’re looking for a ‘creole barbecue’ in Bariloche check out a local favorite, El Chucaro. The parilla has a cowboy feel with bright lighting that says, ‘hello family and friends’ more than ‘welcome lovebirds.’ El Chucaro is a family-run barbecue spot popular on weekends to eat some of the world’s best beef at a reasonable price.
It has an open grill where you can watch the asador (steak chef) tend to the slowly-cooked meat while cracking jokes in his gaucho garb. Also on the menu are pastas, trout, and seafood — although this is really a place catering to die-hard carnivores.
El Chucaro— $$
Ave. Bustillo km 11.5
Tel: (0054 2944) 525-809
Hours: 8:00 p.m. -1:00 a.m.
• Chucaro is able to accommodate large groups.
• Credit cards accepted.