Welcome to El Asador...

El Asador is a family-run restaurant on Bulwer Street, Perth. We create homestyle Latin dishes from local Western Australian ingredients in a breezy heritage building close to Hyde Park.

At the centre of our restaurant is a charcoal and wood parrilla, which we fire up at every service to lend our grass-fed steak, free-range chicken, lamb ribs, pork and richly spiced chorizo sausages that classic smoky flavour.

Alongside our barbecued meats are flatbreads and grilled provolone cheese, housemade empanadas, hand cut chips, tacos with slow cooked meats, fresh chimichurri, salads, plus traditional sweets including alfajore cookies filled with dulce de leche and cinnamon-dusted hot churros with melted chocolate. We are fully licenced, so you can enjoy your meal with a glass of wine from our carefully selected list.

We welcome you to dine in or take away, and we also cater regularly for parties, work functions and other gatherings – why not pick up dinner and take it to Hyde Park? 

Meet the Asador

“Para mi gente, para toda la gente”

“For my people, for all the people.”

Born in Argentina to Uruguayan parents, Max may have left Argentina for Australia as a child, but his homeland has never truly left him. Arriving on Aussie shores, Max grew up in Fairfield, Sydney, a prominently South American neighbourhood. Max’s family and community still carried on their traditions – and, most importantly, still cooked the in their traditional way.

El Asador translates to ‘the barbecuer’. Walking in, you can’t miss the traditional Argentinian barbecue or parrilla, which is the central focus of the space and also the menu. Our food draws on traditional Argentinian recipes of Max’s youth including
customary Argentinian barbecue gastronomic delights such as asado (beef ribs), grilled chorizo, all served with his own recipe chimichurri sauce.

A decade of sharing Argentinian food with Perth

We started out at farmers’ markets and street parties in 2010 but always dreamed of having our own restaurant where we could serve our food in a relaxed and beautiful setting.

In 2017 we opened Perth’s first parrillada, or Argentinian grill.  The interior reflects Max’s South American roots, where materials and fittings are second-hard and repurposed to create a warm rustico feel.

Now our customers enjoy our food year round in our heritage building. Soak up the balmy Perth evenings in our breezy courtyard or bask in the parrillada’s warmth with a glass of Malbec on a chilly winter’s evening.

To learn more about our El Asador journey follow us on Facebook, Instagram & TikTok. And please email or call us 0400 556 395 and 0425 644 052 to book a table or to ask us any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Emily & Max

The Food