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    Lunch/Dinner at El Kaktus

    December 5, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    We came out of the church and tried to find a restaurant. Most were closed right now and would open by 8 pm only. Finally, we found one (El Kaktus) on one of the only sode street in the village.
    Everything inside the restaurant was made from dried cactus wood.
    This was our first interaction with the locals on the Argentina side of the border and we realized tgat despite it being just 100 kms from Chile, the language usage, the Spanish, the menu and wjat you got in the meni was very different than from Chile. The Spanish used was a bit different, some of the words used for the same thing though synonyms were different. We couldn't understand a single dish in the menu. Eventually, we managed to figure out that they didn't have the concept of a day meal with soup, main dish and a dessert as in Chile. Here, everything had to be ordered separately and the main items on the menu were Empenadas, pastas and sandwiches. This, we found later was common across the whole of North Argentina. I ordered some vegetarian pasta that turned out to be ravioli like with tomato salsa and cheese.
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    Vijay kumar Dang

    To me it looks as if it is all red coloured stone hills & it must being used for construction work.

    12/13/17Reply
    Vijay kumar Dang

    Cactus wood is a new thing for us,this must be termite resistance

    12/13/17Reply
    The Craze for Travelling

    Yes. That is correct

    12/16/17Reply
    The Craze for Travelling

    Don't really know. This was the only place where we saw it being used for furniture.

    12/16/17Reply