The name of this boisterous restaurant refers to the staple flutelike loaves of slipper bread used for sandwiches here. There are also infinite numbers of tapas and small portions of everything from wild mushrooms in season to wild asparagus or xipirones (baby cuttlefish) served in this vast counter space flanked with dozens of tables. Try a sobrassada (pork paste with paprika from Majorca) flauta (thin sandwich). Although the food is decent, service can be brusque bordering on rude—perhaps a result of the sheer number of customers. A second branch, widely considered to be superior, is at Carrer Aribau 23.
Carrer Balmes 171, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08006, Spain