There are “empanadas argentinas” and there is Empanadas Argentinas—undoubtedly one of Barcelona’s top purveyors of this Latin American speciality.
If you happen to be around Gracia and fancy a bit of a change from the typical tapas fare, this unpretentious café serves crusty empanadas with many different fillings: beef, chicken, vegetables, cheese, tuna, turkey and more. To sop it all up, try a Quilmes (Argentine beer) or two.
The decor consists of brick walls and a few diner-style tables, but it’s a lively spot at night, especially in the summertime. The takeaway service is a real deal: if your order includes at least six empanadas, Empanadas Argentinas will deliver it to anywhere in Barcelona at no extra cost.