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Nov 24, 2010 01:48 AM

Barcelona Sunday/Monday recommendations?

Most of the restaurants I am interested in (Cinc Sentits, etc) seem to be closed on Sunday and Monday - any recommendations for restaurants these days - especially Sunday.


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  1. what do you like? seafood? meat? catalan? modern? budget? or just any food sunday and monday?

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    1. re: Parigi

      I'm open, but ideally a more progressive/molecular place and well as places that are a good example of food in the region.


    2. Cerveseria Catalana - best tapas in town. ¡Que te disfrutas!

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        1. re: yep12

          You can do a lot better than Cerveseria Catalana, even on a Sunday night. The food is really nothing to write home about. Search this board for recommendations. This subject has been discussed here at length.

          My personal recommendations would be El Vaso de Oro in Barceloneta or Paco Meralgo in the Eixample.

          1. re: yep12

            KAIKU near Barceloneta beach is open for Sunday lunch. Specialty is the Catalan version of paella.

            GRESCA is open on Mondays for lunch and dinner. Modern Catalan bistronomic.

            ALKIMIA is also open on Mondays.

            I like Paco Meralgo for Sunday evening too, especially if I'm up in L'Eixample.

            1. re: Aleta

              There are a lot of places open for Sunday lunch, especially arrocerias. El Vell Sarrià is one noteworthy Sunday lunch destination. I was under the impression that the OP was looking for dinner recommendations.

              1. re: SnackHappy

                We enjoyed El Vell Sarria too but so many people seem to feel that it's too far up and out of town. Actually the FGC from Passeig de Gracia is only 2 or 3 stops away.

                1. re: Aleta

                  It certainly isn't central, but the neighbourhood is well worth a visit that could easily be combined with a visit to one of the nearby attractions. Which reminds me that the Monastir de Pedralbes is free on Sundays after 3pm.

        2. All the modern Catalan restaurants are closed Sundays. Best advice is to eat tapas. Mondays are a little easier: Moo if money is no object; also Hisop, Alkimia, L'Olives.

          1. For modern catalán on the more expensive side,

            Colibrí opens on Sundays for lunch only.

            Manairó opens on Mondays for lunch and dinner.

            Windsor, which is one of my very favorites, is open on Mondays for both lunch and dinner.


            For rice dishes in Barceloneta, Suquet de L'Almirall is a favorite Sunday lunch spot (but closes for dinner).

            Two Bibi Gourmand selections in the Michelin, Senyor Parellada in Born, and La Provenza in the Left Eixample also open on Sundays.


            My staple for Sunday night dining is Paco Meralgo in the Left Eixample. It never fails me.