Barcelona Tapas Recs: need some suggestions pls.
Hi CT Chowhounds I haven't been to Barcelona in a while - Going in a group of 6 do you think 2 tapas per person is ok or too chintzy?
I know I love the chorizo & figs but need some other ideas...since I see some things I don't remember.
Is the cauliflower good? How about potatoes in duck fat? anything else a must have?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
we went last night & it was excellent. As good if not better than the fairfield county branches.
The menu was diffferent that what was online - here's what we ended up with.
-Chorizo & figs (crowd favorite)
-Duck Fat potatoes (good but unsure if a re-order)
-Clams w/Salsa verde (WOW mint & clams?!)
-Calamari - really good
-Potato tortilla -very yummy
-Seafood Paella (we split a 2 person entree like a large tapa) I make my own paella after getting disappointed in restaurants - this one was perfect, rice was not mushy, very flavorful.
-Beet Salad (good but I'll get something else next time)
-olives, roasted garlic
Blood orange margarita was ridiculous it was so tasty , sangria was good for the price.
Sunday they do a PIG ROAST along with the bottles of wine at half price. It's on my list of to dos.
thanks for the suggestions chow hounds.
Which one are you going to? I think 2 per person is a little light, but obviously depends on your group. You could always complement with charcuterie and cheeses.
The Cauliflower Cazuela is definitely tasty. Lamb chops with Romesco Sauce are very good. Butternut Squash with Pepitas is very good. The menu changes so often it's hard to give too much advice! Lobster risotto is good...tuna tartare...brussel sprouts...potato tortilla is simple but tasty. Don't bother with the empanadas...steak paillard is kind of meh.
Hope this helps!
Calamari is definitely larger, Potato Tortilla...Chickpea Puree w/ Pita Chips is large...and on the less expensive side. Cauliflower is small...if you are sharing it between 6 you'll barely get a forkful. Ramps & Fiddleheads sound yummy, must be a new one (when I posted the first time i was looking at the SoNo menu). Albondigas are usually 4-5 decent size meatballs, but not very inspired. Croquettas are good but you usually only get 3 I believe. The mushrooms with the egg sound delicious. I find the "a la plancha" style dishes are usually very tasty. The beet and blue cheese salad is nice. The mussels are also a pretty large portion and then you get all the bread dipping in the spicy sauce.
When we go, we usually get about 8-9 dishes between 3 of us, but usually not the larger ones mentioned above...but you'll definitely need more than 2 each, especially with men.
Hope you have a great dinner!