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Jun 25th, 2015, 05:07 PM
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I am looking for suggestions in Barcelona for Paella restaurants and flamenico places. Thank you.
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Jun 25th, 2015, 06:00 PM
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For paella: Restaurant 7 Portes:
http://www.7portes.com/angles/

For flamenco: Tablao de Carmen (my favorite):
http://www.tablaodecarmen.com

or Tablao de Cordobes (which also offers excellent performances):
http://www.tablaocordobes.es/es

You can thank kimhe for each of these recommendations, as I was "merely" following his invaluable advice. (But if I have misrepresented the info, that falls on me alone.)
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Jun 26th, 2015, 01:45 AM
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Spot on kja ;-)

When it comes to pealla, the many delicious local arrozes (rice dishes) are very close and tasty cousins to the paellas (more a thing of Valencia and Andalucia). I never leave Barcelona without having had the fabulous Arroz caldo at 7 Portes. http://www.foodspotting.com/places/1...73-arroz-caldo

The greatest flamenco artists also perform in Barcelona theaters all the time. The programme is updated here: http://www.deflamenco.com/conciertos...barcelona.html
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Jun 26th, 2015, 06:09 AM
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And many of the best paella places in Barcelona are in the good vibe Barceloneta district just inland from the beach (7 Portes is close to here also): http://www.timeout.com/barcelona/res...the-rice-stuff

About the Barceloneta district: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/20...taurants-spain
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Jul 1st, 2015, 05:38 AM
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I just got back from Barcelona and loved it!
We had the best paella at Escriba on the beach. It was recommended by our tour guide from the Foodlovers tour we took.
http://www.xiringuitoescriba.com/en/#guingueta

Also, although we did not have time to eat here, some new friends we met highly recommended this restaurant for paella and sangria, this is in the Exiample neighborhood
http://www.restaurante-gaudim.es/es/
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Jul 3rd, 2015, 05:22 PM
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For Paella experience:

I have tried Paella in different restaurants with several price range in Portugal and Spain, but I have yet to come across an exquisite paella seafood as delicious as the one I tasted in Barcelona- La Rambla. I think the restaurant is called Euskal (there are multiple restaurants adjacent to each other serving Paella). You will find it on your right two or three blocks after Dunkin Donuts- La Rambla as you are heading toward Christopher Columbus Statue, right by the theater house (Gran Teatro del Liceu).

In fact, most restaurants I tried there have very delicious meals. It costs around 20-26 Euros for one paella plate (enough for two people).




As to Flamenco places:

I tried one in Sevilla but was not impressed. I leave this question to experts and people with higher artistic sense than I am.
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Jul 3rd, 2015, 05:46 PM
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I will bookmark this - thanks for the information
and the question
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Jul 4th, 2015, 02:10 AM
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Then you have been very lucky! Many - if not most - of the restaurants along La Rambla in Barcelona are overpriced tourist traps that serve mediocre food. And if the restaurant was called something with Euskal, it means it's specializing in food from the Basque Country (Euskadi) where paella has absolutely nothing to do with the food culture.

In fact paella is mostly a thing for the Valencia region and much of Andalucia, although you can get fine paellas for lunch in many parts of Spain. Barcelona and Catalunya in general is more known for their great variety of delicious Arroz (rice) caldoso dishes. Similar to paella but usually more soupy. http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2012/spains-paella-problem/
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Jul 4th, 2015, 02:19 AM
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Not every place on La Ramblas is a "tourist trap" obviously.
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Jul 4th, 2015, 05:50 AM
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No, there are many great things to enjoy on Las Ramblas: http://www.timeout.com/barcelona/wal...t-of-la-rambla

And I would add one of the best flamenco restaurants in Spain, Tablao Cordobes from 1970. Only top of the shelf artists perform here: http://www.tablaocordobes.es/es

And famous Boadas bar from 1933 just on the corner of Carrer dels Tallers: http://www.worldsbestbars.com/bar/ba...-center/boadas

But very few good restaurants/cafes here. Emblematic Café de l’Opera is an exeption. http://www.spottedbylocals.com/barce...afe-de-lopera/

So is Centro Gallego de Barcelona: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...Catalonia.html

And Can Culleretes from 1786 (oldest restaurant in Barcelona, second oldest in Spain) is great atmosphere and serves good traditional Catalan food just 50 meters off Las Ramblas: http://www.culleretes.com/en/home

But I would definitely not go to Las Ramblas for paella, but you can try the delicious and somewhat similar Arroz Caldoso in Pinotxo within the Boqueria market. http://www.worldsofflavorspain.com/node/745
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Jul 13th, 2015, 06:30 AM
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Kimhe,

That is very useful, thanks! I will keep that in mind for my future trip to Valencia.

Regards,
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Jul 13th, 2015, 11:03 PM
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