El Obrero

Top 1% of restaurants in Buenos Aires
8 / 10

6 expert reviews

“Ideal destination for old-time porteño fare, including the usual meaty parrilla offerings and the wondrous Argentine pot-au-feu known as puchero, a stew of brisket, sausage, calabaza, potatoes.”

– Concierge

"You'll half expect sawdust on the floor and a saloon fight to break out when you walk into this old-time steak house just off the docks of La Boca." Full review
"Two brothers from Barcelona, Marcelino and Francisco Castro, started this wonderful institution in 1954 in a remote, hard-to-find part of La Boca." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"This 1954 stalwart on a hard-to-find street in La Boca serves up nostalgia alongside plump steaks, tortillas de papa, and shared tureens of homey soup." Full review
Time Out
"El Obrero... is one of the city's most famous restaurants, and celebrities from Bono to Wim Wenders have eaten at this living, thriving museum piece in the heart of the old port neighborhood." Full review
Rough Guide
"The atmosphere at the hugely popular and moderately priced El Obrero is as much a part of its appeal as the simple home-cooked food, including great milanesas."

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