Filed under: argentina, Buenos Aires, food and beverage, pancakes, villa gesell
Carlitos, The Pancake King!!!
It offersÂ more than 700 combinations of panqueques (pancakes) (salty and sweet ones), some custom made. I would kill to get the recipe for the dough, it is so soft and foamy!!! Make sure you have a dulce de leche pancake, if not you will never be able to say you’ve been there! That’s the one to get. If it is “quemado al rum” even better. Also, you can eat great hamburgers and fries, or a tostado, or a licuado de banana (banana shake).
Well, here is how it all began… there is a seaside resort south of Buenos AiresÂ called Villa Gesell (about 350 kms from the city). This character called Carlitos (the owner of this place) started there his business many many years ago. Soon it became a success.Â I rememberÂ seeing Carlitos, a small old man always wearing a red sailor hat. He was always either peeling potatoes or making pancakes.Today I just learned that he passed away at the age of 76, so I decided to write this article to pay tribute to a man who made history.
Now, if you ever go toÂ Villa Gesell don’t forget to drop by for breakfast, orÂ lunch or dinner. Since it is a resort area there is a lot of nightlife action, hence if you drop by at 6 or 7 am you will find the place packed with teenagers that just came out of the nightclubs.
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