Who we are
Parrilla Tour was founded in Buenos Aires in 2011 by a group of friends who share a passion for good food and wine, meeting people from around the world, and showing them the delights that Buenos Aires has to offer
Paul Fitzpatrick – General Manager: Originally from London, England, Paul has been working in tourism since graduating from Liverpool University’s prestigious faculty of Latina American Studies in 1996. After many years of working with successful tour operations in Europe and Mexico, Paul moved to Buenos Aires with his family in 2008 and has been dedicated to promoting and developing tourism in the region ever since. A keen foodie and a strong proponent of immersive and educational tour experiences he is a very proud member of the Parrilla Tour team!
Antonella Saragó – Operations Manager and Guide: Buenos Aires born and bred, Antonella is a true “Porteña” and a veritable expert on where to go and what to eat in Buenos Aires. It would be hard to find anyone who knows the BA food scene better than “Anto” who, as well as being a qualified tour guide is also a professional Tango instructor. Anto, when not guiding, is constantly looking for the best restaurants and parrillas across the city to ensure the tastiest and most authentic experience for all those who join us at Parrilla Tour.
German Landa – Guide: Born and raised in La Plata, about an hour away from Buenos Aires, German has been leading personalized tours of Buenos Aires and Argentina for nearly 15 years. German has a true passion and enthusiasm for sharing the delights of Buenos Aires with visitors to this beautiful city. His professionalism and attention to detail ensures that a tour with him is a truly memorable and enjoyable experience!
David Carlisle – Co-Founder: Originally from Portland, Oregon in the United States, David moved to Buenos Aires in 2007. Upon moving to Argentina David worked as Business Director at a major Argentine wine exporter until leaving to co-found Parrilla Tour Buenos Aires in 2011 and today dedicates much of his time once again to promoting Argentine wines around the world. David has a passion for food, wine, cooking, and exploring cultures through their cuisine.
Santiago Palermo – Co-Founder: Raised in the Province of Buenos Aires, Santiago was one of the original founders of Parrilla Tour in 2011 and continues to lend his support and advise to the team. Outside of Parrilla Tour Santiago owns a company that crafts high end leather chairs. The chairs can be found in the MoMa in New York and other design museums around the world.