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Barcelona Sunday/Monday recommendations?

yep12 Nov 24, 2010 01:48 AM

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. Parigi RE: yep12 Nov 24, 2010 04:00 AM

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

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    1. re: Parigi
      yep12 RE: Parigi Nov 24, 2010 04:44 AM

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


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      lornamurdock RE: yep12 Nov 24, 2010 04:48 AM

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

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        yep12 RE: lornamurdock Nov 24, 2010 05:53 AM

        Great - thx

        1. re: yep12
          SnackHappy RE: yep12 Nov 24, 2010 06:42 AM

          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.

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            Aleta RE: yep12 Nov 24, 2010 08:13 AM

            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
              SnackHappy RE: Aleta Nov 24, 2010 08:43 AM

              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.

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                Aleta RE: SnackHappy Nov 24, 2010 05:34 PM

                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
                  SnackHappy RE: Aleta Nov 24, 2010 06:24 PM

                  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. PBSF RE: yep12 Nov 24, 2010 07:37 AM

          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.

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            Maribel RE: yep12 Nov 24, 2010 10:35 AM

            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.

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