El Hornero restaurant, Tres Bocas island, near Buenos Aires

July 3, 2015

To escape Buenos Aires’ summer heat – and the city itself – Brian Daughton takes a slow boat to the Rio Paraná delta, and a classic Argentinian steakhouse

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When I lived in Buenos Aires in the 90s, one of its few drawbacks was the sweltering summer heat. Escaping the reach of the city usually involved a long trek on a bus. My one salvation was Tres Bocas – an island in the Rio Paraná delta. It only entailed a short train journey to Tigre, and a 40-minute boat ride (about £8).

Each year, on my return to Argentina with my family, I still head here. The island’s main restaurant and only shop is El Hornero, astride a small tributary, a short amble along a mud track from the landing bay. We usually sit outside in the courtyard, under the welcome shade of a giant wisteria and savour the alchemy of smoke and meat being grilled.

Related: Barbecue joints and a boho vibe in the Tigre delta, Argentina

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