A new Argentinean restaurant has opened in the very local neighborhood of Gracia in Barcelona. Unlike many of its 'Argie' sister locales, Las Empas focuses on its empanadas and not its bife de chorizo (Argentinean steak). Owned and run by Argentinians, Las Empas is a welcome breath of fresh air to Gracia's restaurant scene as it not only offers takeout, but also delivers - a concept the Spanish have yet to fully adopt.
Las Empas parading around in Gracia — Photo courtesy of Las Empas
Situated in the heart of Gracia, Las Empas has excellent hours, perfect for late night snacks on the weekend or an early morning Argentinean-style breakfast. Some of their most popular empanadas are Empaexotica and Empakids. They also offer a variety of combo menus including 5 empanadas with a drink (water, or beer or wine for an extra euro).
And if you're interested in creating your own empanada, sign up for their 'Create an Empanada' competition where you have the chance to sell your own unique recipe. All you have to do is propose it to them, get it accepted and the more people who buy your empanadas, the better chance you have of it becoming a permanent staple on the menu.
Las Empas is open 7 days a week.