The Perfect Plate of Rabas: El Preferido de Palermo

The Perfect Plate of Rabas: El Preferido de Palermo

Long before Palermo Soho flooded with overly trendy porteños, when Spanish was still the dominate language of the neighborhood, El Preferido de Palermo opened as a standard almácen-like bodegón: no frills, attentive service, solid food.  Since the opening in 1952, this restaurant on the corner of Guatemala and Borges has stayed true to its heritage, specializing in a Spanish influenced porteño menu: tapas, guisos, picadas, parrilla, pastas, mariscos.   Half almacén with high bar tables and half restaurant with a more traditional dining room, I had the pleasure to DOWN one of the best plates of fried calamari.

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