El Argentino is a catering business and food truck based in Perth, Western Australia. We specialise in Argentinian cuisine, with a focus on “La Parrilla” (the grill). It may be a simple stainless-steel barbecue grill powered by charcoal and wood fire, but it is considered the epitome of Argentine culture!
Using the freshest local West Australian produce, combined with our authentic Argentine cooking methods, allow yourself to experience intense smoky flavours and melt in your mouth meat!
We are experts in the art of slow cooking, from flat grills to the famous Asador. We cater for weddings, backyard birthdays, corporate events, cocktail functions, anywhere the grill can go! Argentina is world famous for the quality of its meats and cooking techniques. Our mission is to share our passion, and an authentic taste of our food and culture with you!
THE MAN BEHIND
Chef Javier started his long career in Argentina, which is where he discovered his passion for food and the hospitality industry.
He began at a popular Italian restaurant in Buenos Aires, before travelling and working in restaurants in Spain, New Zealand and Australia.
He has called Perth home for 10 years now and is happy and proud to represent his culture and experience with El Argentino.
For him, it is essential to respect and honour national ingredients, spices and the right cooking techniques, in order to create the most authentic Argentinian experience.
To your plate...
With a range of different menus and set-ups, Chef Javier will work closely with you to ensure your next event with El Argentino is an unforgettable experience.
El Argentino lit its first barbecue, to share traditional Argentinian cuisine with Perth in 2015, as part of WA's South American Film Festival.
Since then, El Argentino has become renowned in Perth's food truck scene, attracting queues of loyal regulars at markets across the city, from Scarborough and South Beach, to Inglewood and Kalamunda.
You may have also seen and smelt our food at Perth's annual Beer and Beef Festival, Pork and Cider Festival and Christmas Markets.
Chef Javier sources the best WA ingredients, including West Australian grown beef, pork and lamb from local butchers, to create authentic, delicious Argentinian food.
Over the past five years, El Argentino is also delighted to have catered at many special occasions, whether it's a wedding in the Swan Valley, a backyard birthday party, a corporate lunch or a pop-up cocktail event. We have built a strong reputation due to our delicious food cooked right before your guests' eyes, friendly service and excellent value.