The “Catalan Calzone” Comes To Greenwich Village

November 13, 2015

Tio Pepe Adds Cocas To The Menu

 When restaurateur Jimmy Sanz set out to introduce New Yorkers to coca he wanted to make it as authentic and delicious an experience as possible.  Coca is an oval-shaped Spanish flatbread that somewhat resembles an American pizza.  A dietary fixture throughout the provinces of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona, cocas feature a light yet rich dough base upon which chefs can mix almost any combination of savory or sweet ingredients.

Sanz commissioned his brother to build an oven from scratch so that the restaurant could properly make cocas that live up to…