I have to share my experience dining at Tegui. The restaurant got many accolades lately, one is the best of Argentina. Will address the food later, but let me start off by sharing the human aspect of the "supposedly" best. I was seated very near the kitchen and could not believe the horror this chef was putting his employees through. His choice of words was so abusive, demeaning, and discriminatory that left me with a piece of food in my throat and such a bitter taste.
I looked around and realized the way the staff is walking around was not with joy, but with fear, no connection to the food, each other or the client, and we know that the culture trickles down from the leader. Days later I started investigating about this place of work, and came upon evidence and evidence of mistreatment. Masticar is one of the most important food fairs in Argentina, the best chefs get to present, and of course German Martitegui was there with the team. The people worked 15 days, 12 hours shifts, under abuse, lots of putting down for measly $150. Shocking, no? But what is more shocking is that he makes about $100,000 a month. So, now it makes sense that there is a huge turnover of staff and employees, nobody is willing to take this treatment.
German Martitegui is the epidemic of the bad boss. I have read many times that people treat others just the way they feel about themselves. I do not want to go into his pain and how he chooses not to deal with it but terrorize his employees, but I do urge you not to perpetuate his behavior by supporting the restaurant. Many of the "bad" people were acting out of their own pain. Hurt people hurt people. This is German Martitegui.
As far as food is concerned, it is almost like a painting, somewhere, someone reviews it as great, and everybody else does not want to seem unknowledgeable, so they agree. As his presentation is great, the taste is average. There are much better restaurants in Buenos Aires: Uniq, German Gipponi, Crizia...And piece of advice for you Germna: there is only one spot for Chef Gordon. Try to find your authentic self (hopefully one with peace and contribution) and follow that path.