Located in the thrumming Palermo Viejo neighbourhood, Tetuán Brasero Marroquí is the latest addition to the Buenos Aires food circuit from Juan Martín Migueres and Nicolás Wolowelski, the cousins behind the popular Benaim and La Pastronería restaurants.
Occupying a former warehouse, which once housed an Arab kitchen, the space has been beautifully restored, by virtuoso architect Ana Rascovsky, with a Moroccan vibe that makes the most of the seven-metre high ceilings featuring communal and individual tables and potted plants that create a fresh and vibrant feel.
At the entrance, a compact beer bar – a modern take on a traditional kasbah – is a cosy space with walls that are covered in burlap and pendants that hang from the ceiling. The perfect spot for a preprandial cocktail or a craft beer before moving onto the main restaurant to sample chef Nacho García Lucero’s concise menu that focuses on Moroccan street food with simple and tasty dishes such as the perfectly seared rib eye brochette served with baba ganoush. These dishes are meant for sharing, of course, in good company, as one would come to expect in any desert oasis.