Fodor's Expert Review L'Obrador

$$ San Rafael Argentine Fodor's Choice

Daniel Ancina, his wife Graciela, and a team of cooks will greet you at this typical ranch house, about 20 minutes from town; then they'll fill your wine glass, introduce you to the other guests, and seat you family-style at a long table. Regional cuisine rules; little pots of sauces for spreading on pan casero (homemade bread) line the center of the table and out of the mud-brick oven comes a platter of crisp baked empanadas followed by a protein—goat, lamb, beef, chicken, or chorizo.

Argentine Lively Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

Camino Bentos 50
San Rafael, Mendoza  5600, Argentina


Known For:
  • Everything cooked on the spot
  • A warm intro to the local cuisine
  • Hard to find, but worth the effort
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues., Reservations essential

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