Locro, a classic to celebrate May 25

Locro is a typical dish of the Andean indigenous peoples and became a classic to celebrate May 25.

The defining ingredients are corn, some form of meat (usually beef, but sometimes beef jerky or chorizo), and vegetables. Other ingredients vary widely, and typically include onion, beans, squash or pumpkin. It is mainly eaten in winter.

In Argentina it spread from the Cuyo region to the rest of the country. It is considered a national dish and is often served on May 25, the anniversary of the May Revolution.

In Buenos Aires, some restaurants have this dish as one of its specialties. These are some places to visit on May 25 and schedule for the winter. Just make sure to make reservations ahead:

Lezama: Brasil 359, San Telmo /4361-0114
La cocina: Florida 142, Local 61, Centro /4326- 7892
El Sanjuanino: Posadas 1515, Recoleta /4804-2909
Ña Serapia: Av. Las Heras 3357, Palermo /4801-5307
Fortin Salteño: Av. Cabildo 4702, Nuñez /4702 2413

And you can also have Locro @ Home Hotel! Yes, we’ll be celebrating May 25th as well with a homemade Locro.

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