“Please bring me a carlitos and a plain” is a typical phrase that would only make sense in a confectionery in the province of Santa Fe . In the rest of the country, they probably have no idea what is being asked for. This is because, in the country, there are different idioms that only apply in specific areas, and Santa Fe is no exception.
The famous so-called carlitos is what is known as roasted, but with ketchup, and in some cases with tomato. It is a very popular sandwich in cities like Rosario , Santa Fe and Rafaela, but anywhere in the Santafecino territory a waiter will understand what he refers to in these words.
So popular and common is the carlitos that, in the city of Rosario, this year took place the first Regional Championship of Carlitos in the Mercado del Patio, a must-see event for sandwich lovers.
On the other hand, Santa Fe is one of the leading brewing provinces along with Córdoba , as both have many breweries of national distribution. Argentines consume an average of 45 liters of beer per head per year, which transforms it into the most consumed alcoholic beverage in our country.is, according to a report by the organization of Cerveceros Argentinos.
In the city of Santa Fe beer is ordered as smooth , which is served in a smooth glass (hence its name) and is unpasteurized beer, making it lighter and without much gas. The smooth should always come cold and accompanied by some copetín.
In Rosario there are no smooth ones, but if you talk about porrón it refers to liter beer and not the glass of beer, as happens in Buenos Aires and other provinces.
Therefore, if you walk around Santa Fe, do not forget to order your carlitos with a plain. Knowing the idioms and customs of the place helps us to know how to order to eat better .
Periodista, escritor y emprendedor. Nació en la ciudad de Rosario, provincia de Santa Fe. Es Licenciado en Ciencias de la Comunicación, con posgrado en Periodismo y Gestión de Medios Digitales por la Universidad Austral. Publicó sus trabajos en diarios como La Nación, Clarín, entre otros medios del país. Es autor de numerosas novelas, entre ellas se destaca “Los Halcones de la República”, publicada en noviembre de 2017 y comercializada a nivel nacional. Actualmente dirige su agencia de contenidos llamada PAC, especializada en contenidos para medios y comunicación institucional.