EMPANADAS, BUENOS AIRES
THE SPOT: LA PULPERIA, BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA
THE DISH: EMPANADAS (BEEF & ONION and many others)
It’s probably impossible to have an empanada in Argentina that’s not muy delicioso. La Pulperia is a small chain (with numerous locations throughout Buenos Aires) with an extensive menu of empanadas. They’re cheap, perfectly crispy on the outside and meaty and moist inside.
The good, and occasionally bad, thing about La Pulperia is that the empanadas are made fresh throughout the day. This means that not all of the great flavor combinations will be ripe for the picking. Unless you’re starving, it’s worth waiting 10 minutes for.
You won’t need to seek out La Pulperia because empanadas are ubiquitous in Buenos Aires. But if you see their distinctive red and green signage and you’re hungry, grab an empanada. They’re good, on-the-go snacks when you’re running through Buenos Aires, shopping your brains out.