Knowing where to eat in Rosario is a key, since the cuisine of Rosario offers many options as in every big city. In this post we will tell you what you can not miss!

Gastronomy: Where to eat in Rosario

In general, when we think of Rosario, we think of the Paraná River. And indeed, its gastronomic identity is associated with river fish: pacu, boga and surubí are the most representative fish of the flavours of the Paraná.

From this important river comes the wide variety of fresh fish that you can taste, made to the embers, with herbs and lemon, or more elaborate dishes according to the gourmet trends.

1) Escauriza Grill

Located in the seaside resort of Florida, it is one of the more representative restaurants of Rosario. Its specialty are the river boneless grilled fish. The menu includes sea fish, roasted meats and homemade pasta.

In addition to the excellent cuisine, Escauriza Grill is located in one of the best vantage points in the city, which offers one of the most beautiful views of Rosario.

Tip: It is almost mandatory to book in advance, because as it is a popular place to eat in Rosario, if you don’t, you will have to wait for a table more than half an hour. The good side is that to entertain the waiting ,you’re invited to have a glass of wine or a fernet with coke.

2) Fenicia

Fenicia is a brewery in Rosario, located in the historic district of Pichincha where the Argentine comedian “Negro” Olmedo was born. At the entrance a sign welcomes us saying “Thank you for supporting your Rosario beer”.

The place has two floors and a wooden mezzanine and below, through a glass that serves as a floor, modern machinery that prepares the beers in the basement of the bar can be seen. The decoration is sober with wooden furniture and ornaments brewers. There are tables along the rectangular hall and a not very large bar to drink the beers.

Fenicia offers different types of beers which can be accompanied with different dishes from a varied cuisine and for all tastes. Their selection of beers is original, presenting the traditional year-round and seasonal varieties.

Names of the different beers that are sold in the local are related to the city of Rosario and also with the history of the Pichincha district; that is why the Honey Blond Ale is called “The savage”, in reference to Rita “The savage”, a well-known dancer of the Paradise brothel, when the neighborhood was still the epicenter of the red light district of the city.

The most outstanding beers of Fenicia are: Chicago, Admirante (Brown Ale) and Smoking Scotch Ale, which has 7.6% alcohol, with candy and nuts tones, and a hint of smoky  that give special hops and malts.

  • Location: Av. France 168. Barrio Pichincha. Rosario.
  • Phone: 54 (341) 423-2376
  • Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:30 to 1 hs; Thursdays and Fridays from 12.30 to 2.30 hs; Saturday from 19 to 3 hs and Sunday from 19 to 1 hs.
  • Style: Craft beer.
  • Kitchen: Minutes, tapas and dishes.
  • Reservations: feniciapub@hotmail.com.
  • Check Facebook for especial promotions (Happy Hour, Ladys Night).

3) El Cairo

Visiting Rosario involves making a mandatory stop at the legendary bar “El Cairo”, immortalized by the rosarino writer Roberto Fontanarrosa in his book “La mesa de los galanes”. It was opened in 1934 as a typical coffee with pool tables, where the men of the city came together to talk. In 2004 it caught fire, and after retrieving it, it was restored and declared Historical Heritage of Rosario.

Dónde comer en Rosario

“El Cairo” Bar is another typical place where to eat in Rosario: you can have breakfast, lunch and snacks. They offer a very extensive menu and special promotions. In addition, El Cairo Bar organizes a milonga every Tuesday, where you can take classes, and then keep on dancing. And they also organize other musical shows that are advertised on its website.

Tip: Taste the “Carlitos” which is a toasted sandwich with ham and cheese but with ketchup.

 

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