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A Taste of Argentina… in Barcelona

Eddy Lara Brito
DestinosActuales.com

The district of Eixample offers a variety of options. As seen from the above the latticework of streets seems to be infinite and here you will find hidden corners that reveal the most outgoing and multi-cultural side of the city.

The Small Food Corners of Barcelona could be counted in their thousands and their nationalities in the dozens. One of them is Kuks, a tiny corner located – for lack of a better term -some way off the Barcelona’s mainstream, beaten track. The place offers its patrons a more traditional taste of far off Argentina: pasties.

The success and secret of this place lies in the laid back way in which it was set up. Flor, originally from Buenos Aires but who has lived in Barcelona for several years, decided to make her pasties for the famous Bar Absenta. They were accompanied by a tango show. In very little time, the tango dancing was outshone by the pasties as they gained legendary status.

An improvised success meant that Flor became a clandestine star of gastronomy in just a few months. She made her pasties at home and even sub-let the basement of a hot-dog joint to make them. Eventually, she found the right place for her business – a place at 167 Calle Roger de Flor – and decorated it in a simple, yet cosy, style of her own.

Her pasties, pizzas and quiches complete the décor. Anyone who walks through the doors might think there is a little old lady out back making the pasties but in reality the creative genius behind these tasty delights is nobody else but the young and radiant Flor. With her accent and Buenos Aires smile, she’ll definitely make sure you succumb to her Argentinean temptations.

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