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Botafumeiro in Barcelona - Photo report

Perceptor Aug 25, 2006 11:17 PM

what an awesome meal i had in Botafumeiro... famous for its seafood, every single dish i had was fantastic... highlights were the seafood paella and squid ink paella... sooooo damn good...

Botafumeiro
Address: Gran de GrĂ cia 81, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Phone: 93/218-4230

Enjoy the photo report: http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=9...

Perceptor

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    torta basilica RE: Perceptor Aug 26, 2006 03:51 AM

    Glad you enjoyed it - we were very underwhelmed & felt like in a tourist trap - but the bar looked like it was fun!

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      Chuckles the Clone RE: torta basilica Mar 20, 2007 01:52 AM

      5-language menus have a way of signalling Tourist Trap Ahead.

      I wonder why 4 of the languages get asparagus tips, but english
      speakers just get aspargus?

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        mstinawu RE: Chuckles the Clone Mar 28, 2007 11:44 AM

        As long as it's got great food it's OK in my book--tourist trap or no tourist trap!

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          torta basilica RE: mstinawu Mar 31, 2007 10:34 AM

          I agree, but we didn't feel it great... by far. Glad to hear others had better experiences, though. We'd also just been to El Bulli a few nights before, so probably not fair to judge, even though they are SO SO different.

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      jungirl RE: Perceptor Mar 8, 2007 05:09 AM

      how much was your meal per person? did you go to botafumeiro only for the paella? i am trying to decide between botafumeiro and comerc 24, knowing both are upscale but very different.

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        torta basilica RE: Perceptor Mar 8, 2007 03:44 PM

        Sorry, can't remember, but we honestly didn't have paella, so maybe that's worth going for.

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          mary0201 RE: Perceptor Mar 19, 2007 12:47 PM

          We were in Barcelona for a few days last fall and a local we met walking up the street recommended Botafumeiro. It wasn't an inexpensive dinner but we loved it. The waiter was a sweet older man who spoke limited English. But somehow we managed to communicate well enough. It may have been the copious amounts of wine he poured. The had the most unbelievable jamon. It melted in my mouth. The seafood was great too but I don't remember what we had. I didn't think it was tourist trap'y at all.

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            torta basilica RE: mary0201 Mar 21, 2007 02:46 PM

            that probably was jamon iberico

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            flobee RE: Perceptor Apr 1, 2007 11:49 AM

            i will be in barcelona in may... will i need reservations for this restaurant? Looks yummy. Any other suggestions on retaurants and things to do?

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