El bar que se tragó a todos los españoles tells the story of Jorge Arizmendi, a priest from Navarre who in 1963, at the age of thirty-three, decides to change his life, leave the priesthood, and travel to the United States to learn English and marketing. The place where he landed was called Orange, in the state of Texas. There, a congregation of Piarist Fathers helps him find work as a hoover salesman. One of the places he visits is a ranch where a married couple lives who have recently suffered the death of a son. This son was physically the same as Jorge, to the point that the ranchers, on seeing Jorge, believe they are seeing their son, and make him the following proposal: "If you stay and live with us, when we die, this ranch will be yours".