Home / Tag Archives: pasta

Tag Archives: pasta

From the Archives: The Way to Albamonte


It's Independence Day in Argentina, and I thought I'd celebrate from afar by re-posting the story of one of my all-time favorite Buenos Aires taxi adventures. I've been back to Albamonte many times since taxista Antonio dropped us off here, and I've never been disappointed.

Read More »

Lady Cab Driver

Tennessee Williams said that “Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life.” I would add that a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of ...

Read More »

Déjà David

The Anglo-Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen says that “experience isn’t interesting until it begins to repeat itself – in fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.” I tried to keep this idea in mind when Cacho, an ex-butcher who started driving a taxi after the Argentine economy crashed in ...

Read More »

El Español Redux

I don’t believe in coincidence. I do believe we get everything we ask for – whether we’re conscious of it or not. Which is why I’m not surprised that after a week of wondering about the pasta at El Español, taxista José granted my unspoken wish and delivered me there ...

Read More »


When I’m flying blind in a new place (i.e. in the absence of research, guidebooks, or personal recommendations), I like to coast on the illusion that my instincts will guide me to a great place to eat. Some of the cues are obvious. Crowded at peak hours is good. Crowded ...

Read More »