Friends in downtown Bariloche is a festive eatery that serves up decent, if slightly greasy, Argentine food.
Opened in 1986, this diner in downtown Bariloche is a staple for a quick drink or meal after skiing at Cerro Cathedral.
On the Menu
Here you’ll find the classic bar and grill fare — pasta, pizza, hamburgers and some eastern European dishes such as goulash and spatzle at reasonable prices.
The thick-crust pizza is a filling diversion from the normal Argentine thin-crusted pie. They also have cocktails, wine and the local Patagonia beer on draft.
This is the first place to go in Bariloche with kids — not just because of the visuals but because of the basic, kid-friendly menu.
Americana in Bariloche
Friends has a bright and cheery atmosphere with random ‘Americana’ antique ornaments and curiosities hanging from the ceiling.
Although Friends seems a bit gimmicky and gets a mention in every guidebook, locals go here too — especially when they are in search of a meal in the middle of the night.
The service here is hit-and-miss. The waitstaff have offended someone sufficiently enough to prompt them to open a Facebook group calling for a boycott of the eatery.
Friends shouldn’t be blacklisted though, since it’s one of the few places in Bariloche to have a meal after the bars close and other odd hours.
Tel: (02944) 423 700
• Closes late