Easter in Argentina


Springtime in Argentina is awaited with great excitement. Argentina is mostly a Roman Catholic country, and therefore Easter is not taken lightly. During this time of the year, family gathers around for lively lunches & a bottle or two of red wine (we’ve got plenty of Malbec for you to try!)

Known as Semana Santa, Holy Week is a great chance for families in Argentina to take a vacation & spend more time together or attend the many masses that take place, as all schools & many businesses close. Meat dishes are usually replaced with traditional seafood meals, such as bacalao (salt cod) stew. Also, the popular meat empanadas are replaced by ​a fish alternative that are only consumed during lent, ​known as Empanadas de Vigilia. Our Humita, Sweetcorn, red pepper & mozzarella empanadas are the perfect choice to start your Easter feast.

When lent ends, Argentinian families get together to celebrate with an asado, the traditional style of barbeque (we’ve got a tasty grilled Argentine flank) & don’t forget the sharing of Huevos de Pascua (chocolate eggs) between family and friends.

Zoilo will be open on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th April but is closed from Sunday 16th – Monday 17th & re-opening on Tuesday 18th April, so treat yourself to an early Easter feast. We’ve got the red wine, the empanadas & the asado – book a table online or by calling us on 020 7486 9699

¡Felices Pascuas!