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Hey everyone,

need some help planning my meals in Barcelona. I will be there for 3 days in July. Where do i HAVE to eat???

Thanks in advance..

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  1. I'm assuming that you didn't make reservations at El Bulli in Girona (and it's much, much too late to do it now), so here are some ideas for you:

    Cinc Sentits
    Cal Pep (or its neighbour, Passadis del Pep)
    El Xampanyet
    Els Quatre Gats (more for the history than the food)
    Euskal Etxea

    I don't know if they do the paella cooking in Pla├ža Sant Jaume (near the offices of the Ajuntament de Catalunya) in July but it's worth checking out.

    Of course, you need to wander La Boqueria (er, the Mercat Sant-Josep)... it and Mikel Etxea are the only reasonable things on the lower Ramblas. If you eat at La Boqueria, go for one of the stands towards the back.

    1. Referring to the previous post, I hope you don't have a reservation at El Bulli in Girona. The restaurant is in Roses. But the excellent El Celler de Can Roca is in Girona.
      I recently posted a few dining options in Barcelona. See link below. Also search down for "Sauc or Alkimia".

      Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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      1. re: PB

        El Bulli is indeed in Roses, which is in the province of Girona.

        Your correction will help people avoid making reservations at the much inferior El Bullis in Girona, because there are so many of them... practically like McDonalds.

        *rolls eyes*

        1. re: PB

          El Bulli is indeed in Roses, which is in the province of Girona.

          Your correction will help people avoid making reservations at the much inferior El Bullis in Girona, because there are so many of them... practically like McDonalds.

          *rolls eyes*

        2. I liked Tragaluz so much when I was there in Feb that I ate there twice in the same week (which I almost never do when travelling).

          1. I second Cinc Sentits & Cal Pep.
            I also had a great experience at Comerc 24, that was my favorite of my trip last October.
            Madrid-Barcelona is a great moderate lunch option.

            1. I third Cinc Sentits, Comerc 24, Cal Pep and La Boqueria.

              I would do a late lunch at Cinc Sentits, late dinner at Comerc 24 to keep the theme of the day consistent.

              Next day, La Boqueria and eat breakfast at Bar Pinotxo and then lunch on Havalles (razor clams in oil, garlic and lemon) at Kiosko Universal. Dinner time, hit Cal Pep and El Xampanyet, and then stumble from bar to bar to bar to taxi to bed.

              Man, I miss it...