El Argentino is a catering business based in Perth, WA, that specialises in Argentinian cuisine.
Our focus is in “La Parrilla” (the grill).
It is considered an epitome of Argentine culture. It is a simple stainless-steel barbecue grill powered by charcoal & wood fire.
Putting together the freshest ingredients from WA local produce, combined with our unique cooking method, allow yourself to experience intense smoky flavours and tenderness. Rich, healthy, earthy and delicious – It’s a total different story!
We are experts in the art of slow cooking meats, from flat grills to the very famous Asador. We cater to all events: Weddings, corporate functions, private parties and anywhere the grill can go!
Argentina is known across the globe for the quality of its meats and cooking techniques. Our mission is to bring our food, culture and passion to you!
THE MEAT BEHIND
Chef Javier started his long career in Argentina. His first steps were at a local high demanded Italian restaurant in Buenos Aires. Javier found himself growing very quickly among his colleagues and truly discovering his passion for the food industry.
He made his way to Australia landing in the Perth scene after long travels involving South America, Europe and New Zealand.
Today, Javier is very happy and proud to represent his culture and experience through El Argentino. For him, it is essential to respect national ingredients, spices and the right cooking techniques in order to create the best Argentinian experience.
On the other side of the steak…
Matias Piana landed in North Queensland in late 2009 from Buenos Aires, Argentina. With a strong background in events and restaurant management, Matias found himself working among some of the best venues and hotels around Australia.
In search of new challenges in 2017, Matias and Javier crossed their path with the purpose of putting together the best of our culture, food and service.
To your plate...
With a whole range of different menus and set-ups, we strongly believe in unique food, great atmosphere, fresh local produce and friendly service. These are our main ingredients to cater for you.
El Argentino lighted its first barbecue in the streets of Perth in August 2015, with traditional Argentinean cuisine. We were delighted to be part of the presentation of South American films in Western Australia.
Since then, El Argentino finally found its way to shine through the food truck industry in Perth, not only for the quality of its food, but for the full experience of this new trendy cuisine.
Our main dilemma before starting El Argentino Catering was the quality of the meat, this was our highest priority and the key to our success.
Luckily, it did not take us long to discover local butchers with own animals (WA growth) willing to be part of our adventure. We find great support from them, and sometimes challenging from both sides, to bring you the real authentic Argentinian experience.
After many years in the industry, we have catered for many happy weddings, amazing birthday parties, corporate and pop-up events. Subsequently, we have managed to build a strong reputation based on top quality foods, real live cooking, friendly service and hospitality experience.
Nowadays, wherever a food market is or just from the backyard of your house, YOU can smell El Argentino’s grill all around Perth and surroundings.