La Pampa – Argentine Mobile Grill

Mariano preparing the “lechon al asador,” Argentine-style pig roast at Peifer’s Orchards in Yellow Springs.

La Pampa is a new farm-to-table local food business, which includes:

–  Traditional Argentine hardwood fire roasted local pork, lamb, and goat meats as well as whole chickens and “chori-panes”—Argentine sausage sandwiches with “chimichurri” sauce, as well as locally grown grilled vegetables.

– La Pampa will operate a mobile food unit this summer in and around Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Private Chef services for parties and special events.

La Pampa is named for the region where Mariano Rios, the business’ owner and cook, was born and raised in Argentina. Mariano’s father worked herding sheep and cattle, and later as a professional butcher for many years.  Mariano learned the art of the “asado” and “parrilla” fom his father, who to this day grills the best whole cuts in town.

Mariano now lives in Yellow Springs with his wife of 9 years, Luisa, and their three year old son, Tome. Mariano has cooked in Argentina, Spain, Portugal, and Italy as well as honed a farm-to-table local, seasonal foods emphasis from his years on Woodberry Kitchen’s original team of cooks, mastering the woodburning oven.


Contact La Pampa at:          (937) 767-1649
Twitter:  @lapampa4             Facebook:  La Pampa, Yellow Springs, OH