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Jun 11, 2013 12:19 PM

Excited to eat in Barcelona but need some advice!

Hi! I will be in Barcelona for five nights during the first week of July (Tuesday through Sunday). The first two nights will be just myself and my husband and then the remaining three will be a large group of about 12-15 friends. For the first night, I think we are going to try to go to Tickets a little before they open and hope for some cancellations/no shows. The second night, I am thinking of Paco Meralgo. I'm leaning towards Kaiku which is near our hotel for the third night which will be the first night for most of the group. And a food tour with Aborigens on either Friday or Saturday night. That leaves one night to fill. What does anyone think about Llamber or Pla for a big group? Or any other thoughts for a fun and good meal for a group? Or any modifications to this that you think I should make? Many thanks in advance!!

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  1. The Adria brothers now have several places in BCN. Why not check some of those out and see if res are available.

    1. I just checked and 41 degrees (right next door to Tickets) has some availability and their newest place, so far, Pakta, has the whole month open.

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      1. re: c oliver

        Thank you! And thank you for checking their websites for me! 41 degrees is booked for the week that we are there but I got us a reservation at Pakta, thank you!!

        1. re: jennynyc1

          Please report back. It looks so interesting and with Albert there, I know it will be great. We met him at Tickets in November and he's so nice. Seems he's more user-friendly than his brother :)

          1. re: c oliver

            I just realized that I never wrote back to this last summer so I am long overdue! You are right that Albert is so nice- I had read on some other posts that sometimes you can show up to Tickets right as they were opening and see if someone has canceled at the last minute. So on the first night of our trip when it was just myself and my husband, we thought we would try. We arrived a few minutes before opening time and there were lots of employees milling about and I just happened to stop the first person I saw to inquire about any openings and I was so lucky that Albert is who I happened to stop and he was nice enough to set up a table for us at the bar near the entrance even though they were fully booked! We were so happy and proceeded to have one of the best meals we have ever experienced. The oysters were amazing!

            1. re: jennynyc1

              Love your review. We're not high-end diners usually so this was pretty big for us. I would do it over and over again. I'd plan our trip around their restaurants. And, yes, isn't Albert so nice (which made me feel pretty special.)

      2. Forn Antic just off Las Ramblas is amazing!!