El Obrero, a centre for gastronomic culture

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El Obrero, a centre for gastronomic culture

A local institution renowned especially for its classical Argentinean 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), Galician salmon and a delicious Spanish tortilla.

Make sure to save room for the panneque dulce de leche. 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.

Bodegon El Obrero
Agustín R. Caffarena 64
La Boca
Buenos Aires

+54 (0)11 43 62 99 12


Menu: around 475 ARS