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El Obrero, a centre for gastronomic culture

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A local institution renowned especially for its classical Argentine cuisine.

The Castro brothers from Asturias (Spain) opened El Obrero in 1954 on a quiet street of La Boca. Originally, the restaurant only offered three types of dishes: soups, stews, and pasta.

Half a century later, it remains a popular restaurant for its traditional dishes, served by the family of the two founders, with generous portions of succulent meats from South America. The slate also features specialties like rabas (fried calamari), puchero (stew) and a delicious Spanish tortilla.

Make sure to save room for the bread pudding. With its walls covered with photographs of figures such as Susan Sarandon, Manu Chao, Luciano Benetton, and Tommy Lee Jones along with sports memorabilia, El Obrero plays the celebrity card, also welcoming Bono in 1998 during his tour in Argentina.

El Obrero
Agustín R. Caffarena 64
Buenos Aires
La Boca

+54 11 43 62 99 12

Menu: around 150 ARS

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