February 5, 2023

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Fresh and Live King Crab at La Cantina Fueguina de Freddy, Ushuaia

Ushuaia is a city of Argentina and it is the Southernmost city in the world. It has the nearest port to Antarctica and the city is popular for its tourism and seafood. King Crab is one of the iconic food in this beautiful city of Tierra del Fuego.

In my week stay in Ushuaia, I visited this restaurant in San Martin Street. The restaurant is called La Cantina Fueguina de Freddy and it is just two blocks away from the beautiful Ushuaia Port. For your information, San Martin Street is the busiest and most popular street in Ushuaia as you can find restaurants, cafes, bars, casino, retail outlets and souvenir shops. You can spot many tourists here during summer time and it is the super peak season for cruises to visit Antarctica and they will usually stop over at Ushuaia for one night or two.

Everyone in Ushuaia speaks Spanish and some of them do speak simple English. The friendly people of La Cantina let us to choose our own King Crab so I went to the kitchen to choose my lunch.

Then the owner weighed the king crab in the video. The price of the crab is charged according to weight.

The taste the freshness of the crab, you should have the crab steamed. It is the best way to taste the meat in its natural flavour rather than cooking it into flavourful sauces.

After waiting for just fifteen minutes, the King Crab comes in a huge tray. The set comes with “aros” means rice, salad and its special sauce. This is humongous and so how do we start to eat this beast?

Check out the video below as demonstrated by the waiter.

The waiter made it so simple and easy. Well, again this is the best way to savour King Crab at its original flavour. 

There were three of us and we shared the King Crab and we enjoyed it. The texture of the meat is soft and fresh. Hence, the crab was so juicy and  we ate the crab without any sauce. Amazing stuff!

An old couple sat on the next table saw us ordering the crab and they ordered their own too. I believe it is called peer pressure.

After a lengthy full session of king crab, this is what was left of the crab. Well, it was a heavy and satisfying lunch of the juicy crab. The restaurant itself was cozy with heater,to keep ourselves warm from the chilly weather outside. Even though it is summer in Ushuaia, temperature can go as low as 10 degree Celsius.


The total bill is as below.


The crab cost around 250 pesos per kilogram. The crab weighed around 2 kg plus so it costs around 515 pesos. It is best to compliment the crab with white wine, but since it was a lunch, we save it for other session. We had wine almost every lunch and dinner here as it is very affordable in Argentina. Malbec is the most popular wine in this part of the world including Chile.

There will be more reviews on restaurants and cafe in Ushaia, Argentina. If you are this part of the world, King crab must be a must to order. Trust me, even in Buenos Aires having King crab is tough!

La Cantina Fueguina de Freddy Address and Contact:

La Cantina Fueguina de Freddy San Martin 326, Ushaia, ARGENTINA

Tel: 02901/421887

A: Ushuaia Argentina, the southernmost city in the world: Map – Google Map.

9 thoughts on “Fresh and Live King Crab at La Cantina Fueguina de Freddy, Ushuaia

  1. Wilson….my maiden visit to yr blog… my gosh..! that crab was really something! How’s the taste? any dif from the normal crab?

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