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El Obrero - Restaurant Buenos Aires - Argentina

El Obrero, set deep in the industrial heart of the old Italian port neighborhood La Boca, serves up traditional Argentine fare in an historic atmosphere. For starters, try the mussels, marinated eggplant, or tortilla espa├▒ola, but leave room for the abundant main courses served on massive platters. Meat off the grill is the highlight, but the pastas, fish dishes, and puchero-a hearty stew perfect for a rainy porte├▒o evening-are all good.

A little like eating in a museum, El Obrero's walls are a pastiche of old photos and boxing and football memorabilia paying homage to the rich past of the neighborhood.

In the loud and lively dining room, locals mix with tourists and the occasional illustrious guest-photos next to the entrance document visits from Wim Wenders and U2's Bono.

For safety, it's best to go in taxi and with company, and try to get there before 10 p.m. to avoid a long wait.


Monday-Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to late.


August├şn Caffarena 64, and Pedro de Mendoza

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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main dishes run from ar$ 8-18 or us$ 3-5. no credit cards are accepted.

Regulations: No

Dress Code: Casual

Reservation: Not necessary

Park Options: Yes

Contact Information:
Phone: 54-11-4362-9912

Other Restaurants in La Boca that may be of interest: Banchero, Il Matterello, Patagonia Sur and La Cancha.

17 Jan 2011

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