Tapas in Villa Crespo at La Esperanza De Los Ascurra

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Vivi in INTERNATIONAL BA, LUNCH, RESTAURANTS

Despedida (farewell) season is in full swing.  This week it was Sophia’s turn, and we took her out for lunch to console ourselves in oily Spanish tapas at La Esperanza de los Ascurra, a Spanish tapas and vermouth bar in Villa Crespo.

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires K and S

This place had a lot of personality and was decorated with the most unusual art.  The walls were covered in abstract and unframed posters with a point to make, and the tall stools were all uniquely painted.

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Food Tapas Art

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Food Tapas Art Wall Decor

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires Hand painted Stool

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires Surreal Art

Alright, but enough of that, we all know everyone reads food blogs for the pictures of food.  We ordered several dishes to share between seven of us.

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires Tortilla de Papa

Spanish Tortilla, which is in my humble opinion the most difficult dish to execute was prepared perfectly: crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside.

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires Lasagna

A vegetable lasagna was my personal favorite, I highly recommend ordering this dish.

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires Red Pepper

Roasted red peppers soaked in oil and sprinkled with garlic and herbs made for a delicious topping to the fresh baked  basket of warm bread on the table.

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires Fried Mozz

Muzzarelitas Gauchitas, or fried breaded mozz slices topped with a creamy tomato sauce – no way that isn’t going to be delicious.

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires Chicken

Pollo al aglio – tender bites of chicken in a creamy garlic sauce with crispy cubed potatoes sprinkled with paprika.

After heavy debate we ordered the eggplant – Berejenas Escabeche.

And since we were celebrating our wonderful time with Sophia, short-lived though it may be, we had to have some sugar to sustain her sweet presence to the very last drop.  So we ordered dessert.

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires Chocolate Pie

Chocolate cake.

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires Maracuya Pie

Maracuya.

Nothing on the menu disappointed, and the service was great too, so I took a picture of our waiter.  I found him quite photogenic.

Esperanza De Los Ascurra Villa Crespo Spanish Tapas Buenos Aires Unique Bar

Definitely check this place out.  Although I was never a fan of Spanish cuisine, Esperanza may have converted me.

La Esperanza De Los Ascurra
Aguirre 526
2058 8313

6 Comments

  1. Que ricoooooooo! I’m obsessed with tapas!!!

  2. It’s no Denny’s, but it looks pretty good. How was the eggplant?

  3. Oooh that tricky Spanish tortilla surfaces again! It all looks so GOOD. I think my favorite has to be the alien deer painting, though.

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