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El Obrero

Calle Agustin Caffarena 64 | La Boca, Buenos Aires C1157ADB, Argentina
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“tortillas” (11 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Latin, Spanish, Argentinian
$$ - $$$
Calle Agustin Caffarena 64 | La Boca, Buenos Aires C1157ADB, Argentina
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My friends took me here on my first night in BA. Located in the neighborhood of La Boca, El Obrero is known as a "bodegón" style restaurant, meaning it's not fancy but the food is superb. The menu offers AM array of choices, including meat,...More

1  Thank karula76
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is the first review I have ever written on any site, such was my disappointment with my food this evening. I should add that the table service was great, and the wine great value. It also has a lovely atmosphere. However, when you specifically...More

1  Thank hollicio
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try the famous Argentinian meat and we did it at El Obrero. Food was excellent and it is not expensive. It is not close to the City center but the trip to the place is worth it.

Thank María P
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were served by the owner, a family from Asturias What lovely people Very good food, not expensive

Thank aduanero
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Maybe my expectations were too high. Neat atmosphere ,nice service ,interesting football stuff but the real reason you come here is for the food namely the beef. It was good but not great. Had better beef in other places. So a bit of a disappointment...More

Thank davin
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Went on a weeknight. Great atmosphere but from a food stand point it was a disappointment. Steaks were over cooked and needed to be sent back. Sides were just ok. Noticed many locals were eating fish not meat. Prices were reasonable, portions were good. It...More

2  Thank Zamborgini
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place and how a single cook can feed 100 people so well it's unbelievable Food is great, fairly priced and great friendly service from staff Been here twice and would come again

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We went here based on a recommendation from a local and are glad we did. It was a bit out of the way, I certainly wouldn't walk around there...but a taxi to and from was the ideal way to go. We arrived a few minutes...More

Reviewed 29 July 2016

I used to come with my Father 40 years ago and I came back a month ago with friends to read the walls full of stories and anecdotes with pictures of famous actors and sportsmen unchanged from my last visit.The founder is gone but his...More

Thank Gallacher A
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This past weekend we were in La Boca for an event and decided to have lunch at El Obrero, a famous "bodegon" in La Boca with both locals and tourists. The wait ended up being much longer than expected, nearly 2 hours, and we only...More

Thank BuenosAiresFoodie
La Boca
A neighbourhood defined by its immigrant roots, La
Boca still maintains this past alive in its streets
today. Due to its proximity to the river, the
neighbourhood became the preferred settling area for
immigrants of a wide variety of origins, who ended up
living together in the conventillos. Thus, these
houses became a melting pot of different cultures and
traditions that birthed creations like tango and
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We would like to make a reservation for El Obrero 1st choice April 10, Friday 2nd choice April 8 Wednesday 3rd choice April 7 Tuesday 3 people earliest time available, can be flexible. 516 945-4092 *I could not open the website but want to make a reservation.
29 March 2015|
Response from BurbankBlvd | Reviewed this property |
It may be best for you to do it old school style - call them directly on the phone. I am not sure if anyone there will speak Spanish so if possible, I would have someone with you that speaks Spanish or I am sure by saying... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Agustin Caffarena 64 | La Boca, Buenos Aires C1157ADB, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > La Boca
  • Neighbourhood: La Boca
  • Phone Number: 4362-9912
  • E-mail
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