Barcelona Restaurant Recomendations...
Barcelona Restaurant Recommendation...
I am fan of a good comfort food, steak, spanish tapas and bar, etc.
Hello everyone, I need a restaurant recommendation in Barcelona downtown area.
I need One fancy and several casual restaurants.
We are going to be in Barcelona 4 days, so please mention the restaurant that i most go and don´t miss.
Also cheap good food for the hurry days.
Please let me know your opinions.
Here are a couple of links:
Personally, I wouldn't receommend some of the places I see in this post. In my opinion, you should try to steer clear of restaurants with English names or those serving non-Spanish food. There is such a wealth of options that you shouldn't waste your time if you are only there for a week.
I just returned from Barcelona about 2 weeks ago - having thoroughly scoured this website prior to my departure. We had some of our best eats in Barcelona.
I will enthusiastically second Cervecerica Catalonia - it was one of my top 3 favorite meals in Spain. Be sure to allow some time for this place though - as it is really packed. We waited about 45 minutes for a table at 2 pm on a weekday. You can snag a seat at the bar, but it's pretty cut throat and I was a bit too timid to jump in there. We used the time waiting for our table to watch what everyone else was ordering - which actually turned out to be a really good thing. I think we paid about 35 euros for the lunch, that's for 2 people with about 5 tapas, wine, pop, and dessert. The steak, and shrimp skewers were AMAZING.
Another top 3 favorite meal for me was at Paco Meralgo. In hindsight, I would just take a cab here from Placa Catalunya. It was only a 4 euro ride when we took one back. The feel here is really warm and welcoming. We were the only tourists I could see (its a bit farther out of the tourist zone) but the staff was really kind. Everything here was delicious, as you'll read if you search the other posts. In particular, this spicy meatball thing, and an AMAZING steak dish that came in a bowl.. (I've attached a link to my "food" photos on facebook if you care to look). Our bill here was about 50 Euro, but we ordered a few expensive things as it was our last night in Barcelona.
In Barcelona we ended up trying both the paella places that I kept reading about on chowhound - 7 Portes and Can Majo. Our 7 Portes meal cost about $100, and our Can Majo version the next night cost about $75. Although both were good.. we thought Can Majo was the clear winner (though the staff were decidedly more friendly at 7 Portes). 7 Portes had a great "rich man's paella" where everything came shelled and boneless. But Can Majo's paella had a nicer taste. Although we pre-booked 2 weeks in advance for Can Majo - they "lost" our reservation and we were forced to sit inside. I would dress nice for this place, as it was pretty apparent everyone in shorts, with a backpack/fanny pack, was being led to the back room.
Lastly, Dulcinea was very impressive for a cheap, quick breakfast. Have a wonderful trip! www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=108775...
I heartily recommend an eatery near the bottom of Las Ramblas, just off the Passeig De Colom - "El Paraguayo".
Very small, just off the beaten track and a genuine hidden gem. Naturally being South American, steaks are their speciality. Go for the large slab of meat which is literally cooked on a griddle on your table - You and your partner simply slice off meat as it cooks to your liking. It was something like 23 euros and easily enough to fill 2-3 people. Also, if you select a steak just for yourself, go for a cooking style above what you may be used to. For example, if you like it rare, select medium; basically with the steaks being so huge, even the well done steaks have quite a bit of pink in the middle!
Barcelona is a city where it's so easy to be ripped off for substandard food near a main tourist hotspot, but this is quite different and brilliant value for money.
Here's a link to where it is.
Please search this board as there are tons of posts on eating in Barcelona, from tapas/pintxos places to traditional to modern molecular restaurants. Below is a link to help you get started.
If you can be more specific on budget, ambience, type of food, etc, you'll get some excellent replies. 'Fancy' and 'casual' can mean so many things. Fancy can be an asador, a seafood palace, high-end tapas, dressy to be seen.
Hi and thanks for taking the time to post in this thread...
I am looking for a good restaurant that I most go, casual or fancy but please with NO dress code...
Seafood, tapas, steak, also a good traditional spanish food.
A good place to hang out and have some drinks.