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Mar 25, 2007 03:55 PM

Expensive -- and other -- in Barcelona

We -- wife and I -- will be in Barcelona for three days in April. We'd like one dinner at some expensive, fabulous place and the other two at more down-to-earth Catalan restaurants. Any suggestions?



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  1. Cinc Sentis - a lot of people on the board have recommended it, and it was fantastic - I would totally go back and do the tasting menu (65 euros, plus wine for 30 euros) in a heartbeat.

    1. (Copying and pasting from the other thread I posted this in.)

      I've suggested all of these in other threads, and wouldn't suggest them unless we really liked them. Which we did! I have no complaints.

      Expensive-If you want a place off the beaten path, Restaurant Magi Vinya Rosa is a great place to start. It's smaller, not much to look at, but divine! The chef was wonderful and so was his staff. The food was superb! Click on the square in the middle of the web page and that will take you to the rest of the website. You can print a map from the website to give to your driver too under "Ubicacion" at the bottom of the page.

      Expensive-Trendy and hip with cool sculptures on each table. Moo at Hotel Omm. Great bar area to hang out in after you finish your dinner.

      Expensive-ABAC -definitely nice and upscale! We loved it. I'd choose this over Cinc Sentits because it felt more intimate to me even though it was a little larger. It wasn't as bright as Cinc Sentits which made it a little more romantic for us.

      Expensive-Cinc Sentits - If you did want to try it, it was awesome.The brother and sister who run it are really nice. It is small and somehwat intimate, but the tables aren't spaced too far away from each other. So if you get stuck next to a loud table you're SOL. We had a very loud family behind us and it sort of ruined the mood.

      Moderate-A place to try for lunch if you get good weather is Bestial-close to the Hotel Arts-which is a Ritz Carlton. Grab a seat outside and look at the Mediterranean Sea while enjoying some great food.