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Sureny in Gracia

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SmokinActuary Mar 24, 2010 08:37 AM

Hi,

Has anyone had experience with this tapas establishment in Gracia? I have read some really good things about it.

Regards,

SA

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    SmokinActuary RE: SmokinActuary Mar 25, 2010 05:38 AM

    That is Gracia in Barcelona to be specific.

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      waxyjax RE: SmokinActuary Jun 3, 2010 04:16 PM

      that's one of my go-to spots when in BCN! innovative tapas for not a lot o money and they also have a wonderful and reasonably-priced wine list. to top it off, it's in gracia, which is a great neighborhood to spend an evening in.

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        SmokinActuary RE: waxyjax Jun 4, 2010 04:39 AM

        Thanks waxyjax! I never expected this question to be answered.

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          waxyjax RE: SmokinActuary Jun 4, 2010 04:17 PM

          haha...actually i never thought i'd ever see it mentioned in the anglo-speaking foodie world. glad you asked about it!

          while i'm at it, petra in borne is another inexpensive under-the-radar favorite. if they still have the gnocchi in txangurro (crab) sauce, get it!
          http://tupalo.com/en/barcelona/petra

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            SmokinActuary RE: waxyjax Jun 5, 2010 08:50 AM

            Thanks! I will be sure to check that out.

            Have you ever been to the restaurant Famen in Gracia?

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              waxyjax RE: SmokinActuary Jun 5, 2010 11:22 AM

              don't think i have. please let me know how that one is!

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                SmokinActuary RE: waxyjax Jun 5, 2010 11:37 AM

                http://www.atrapalo.com/restaurantes/...

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                  Aleta RE: SmokinActuary Jun 5, 2010 02:51 PM

                  Smokin, sorry to interrupt but I just came across this blog about Sureny. I'm not commenting about the restaurant, just sharing someone else's review. Have a look at the pictures. It's unusual how the blogger has gone to so much trouble to document what he considers a truly terrible meal. If I have a bad meal, I tell all my friends and then I try to forget it. Taking pictures is like keeping the memory forever. Weird.

                  Waxyjax, did you eat these dishes when you were there?

                  http://oliverthring.blogspot.com/2009...

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                    magiesmom RE: Aleta Jun 5, 2010 04:49 PM

                    He hates Gaudi too. I'm just sayin'.

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                      SmokinActuary RE: Aleta Jun 5, 2010 08:05 PM

                      Aleta,

                      I read that review a while ago and he seems to be in the minority. One thing I have learned about innovative fare is that sometimes it can go wrong and even if it doesn't it could rub people the wrong way.

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                        waxyjax RE: SmokinActuary Jun 11, 2010 04:21 PM

                        wow, never had any of those dishes! but like smokin says, we can't judge based on one bad review...like i said, i've only had great experiences when i've been there

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                          waxyjax RE: waxyjax Jul 14, 2012 04:42 AM

                          Hey guys,
                          I'm in Barcelona and revisited Sureny....sadly it didn't live up to my prior experiences. The tuna marinated with soy and sweet mustard was missing whatever it used to have that gave it a certain pop. The rest of the meal was fine, although I feel the portion sizes have gotten smaller and the execution wasn't as stellar as before. Has anyone been recently? I really want to continue loving this place and am hoping I went on an off night!

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