It’s very unlikely the Hungarian woman who made the artifacts that grace Hungaryto’s walls knew her wares would end up in Barcelona in her son’s new (-ish at this point) restaurant. And while it’s a bit unfortunate that said restaurant is on smog-choked c/ Aragó, once you’re inside you’ll be concentrating on far more important features. The pálinka, an aguardiente whose name stems from the Slavonic pálit meaning “to burn”, is a good place to start. Continue to warm thyself with a thick, meaty goulash, a pörkölt (similar to a ragú) or a fish stew. It is difficult to decide which of the three is tastier. We still have to sample the ciervo al vino tinto, which requires soaking (in tinto) for over 12 hours before it gets slow roasted for another seven. Anything with that much love is promising. We’ll be back for that, and for the lángos, a deep fried flatbread with sour cream and grated cheese (must be ordered in advance). Igen, kérem!

Where: C/ Aragó, 353
When: Tuesday – Friday: 10-16h + 20-23h // Saturday: 12-23h // Sunday: 12-18h // Closed Monday
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