Don Julio – Palermo’s neighborhood parilla

When I was living in Buenos Aires I often walked for hours in the city, discovering its neighborhoods, finding new restaurants, cafes and bars. I did not find this classic Argentine parilla until at least a couple of months after I moved to our apartment in Palermo. This was kind of funny since the restaurant is located just a couple of blocks from where we used to live with Ana.

The restaurant is called Don Julio, and it is located on a corner of Gurruchaga and Guatemala. For all you meat lovers out there looking for an authentic Argentine asado while you can see it being grilled on a giant BBQ, this is the place. This is a non-pretentious yet elegant, low-key place that fills up with locals and some tourists alike after 9 pm. It offers mid-priced meals with generous portions of meat, sausages and other grilled specialties and has a good size wine menu. We ate there twice. Once for lunch and once for dinner. It is recommended to make reservations.

Gurruchaga 2107, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

+54 11 4832-6058

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