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BARCELONA DINING REPORT Winter 2011

Old Aug 18th, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Thanks...I hope to visit the restaurant for lunch.
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Old Aug 18th, 2011, 01:24 PM
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just as an add-on:
The Carretera de les Aigües is a (car free) popular hiking, biking, jogging trail.. it can get quite "crowded" on weekends.. you can easily walk in an hour to the lower station of the cable car for Tibidabo (where also the famous blue tram terminates). And catch the bus to Av. Tibidabo from there to connect to Pl. Catalunya. It's a great walk with beautiful panoramic views of Barcelona and the sea. All trail is without a grade, just a 100yds downhill on a path once you see the Tibidabo cable car.

If you go to the restaurant by FGC train from the city center to Peu de Funicular, take the funicular for 1 stop. It's part of the city's public transit, so your T-10 ticket or else is valid.
Attention: When boarding the FGC train in downtown BCN, look for signs/stickers on the train that say that one part of the train, either the first or last cars, cannot open the doors at Peu de Funicular stop (because platform is too small).
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Old Aug 18th, 2011, 02:02 PM
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thanks Cowboy
I may "venture " outside the city ( for once),
weather permitting.
A few years ago we stayed not far from L'illa in Les Corts -liked that part of Barcelona very much.
Walked to Sarria and Pedralbes through some very nice residential parts of the city.
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Old Aug 19th, 2011, 12:52 PM
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love fish but haven't eaten so much shellfish since I'm always scared of it making me feel bad afterwards, not that it ever happened. >>

just got back from a stay in France, where we ate loads of seafood, with nerry a complaint.

but that sausage wrapped in a gallette? that was pure poison!
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Old Aug 19th, 2011, 04:46 PM
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Any recommendations on restaurants in Barcelona with lunches and breakfast around 5 Euros only? Thanks.
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Old Aug 19th, 2011, 04:47 PM
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For full entree that is.
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Old Aug 19th, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Not that you are being serious, but what is
"full entree"?
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Old Aug 20th, 2011, 08:30 AM
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for lunch-- a drink, dessert, and the main item.
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Old Aug 20th, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Well, McDonald's might fit the bill, but I don't think you'll get a dessert
covered.
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Old Aug 20th, 2011, 09:13 AM
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And WOW. Am going to print out this report to read at leisure! Just a little aside, when I saw the name 'Sorolla' it reminded me of a wonderful work of his we saw in Venice. Something about mending nets-sunshine streaming through pergola as people worked around a huge net.

Thanks for the report and the memory!
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Old Aug 20th, 2011, 09:15 AM
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http://www.sorollapaintings.com/sorolla_sewing_sail.htm


Sewing the Sail, FYI
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Old Oct 10th, 2011, 03:36 PM
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Thank you so much for this report. My wife and I are going to Barcelona for the first time in early November. We are there for about 5 days. Now that we know where to eat we need to figure out the sight seeing. WOuld appreciate any advice in that area. Are there any good guided walking tours? Which museums are a must? Anything that we absolutely must see? Thank you
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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 01:13 AM
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There are quite a few walking tours, including those you can do on your own, like the ones outlined here:


http://www.rutadelmodernisme.com/default.aspx?Idioma=en

These are guided tours offered by the official tourist authority:

http://bcnshop.barcelonaturisme.com/...0t-EzTYw1-mxog
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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 06:19 AM
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Ekscrunchy - I'm leaving for Barcelona in a week! I've been studying your report carefully and am gettting very excited. I've secured a reservation at Cinc Sentits for one of our meals. And Tapac 24 and Cal Pep are on my list as well.

I'm wondering if you can recommend a good but easy lunch spot for our first day. I'll be there with my parents, my brother and sister-in-law. We will all be in Barcelona by the late morning and have a fun tour scheduled for 3 p.m. (I will be the only jet-lagged one of the group.) Our tour will start from our hotel, the Murmuri, which is on the Eixample next to Diagonal. Any thoughts on the best spot to take in our first few breaths and bites in the city?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 09:08 AM
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I peeked into Bar Mut and was very tempted, but did not end up eating there. (I wish that we had had time to try it)

I mention it because it looks as if it is near your hotel and you need to have something convenient for that first meal in the city.

What do you think? Reviews are good but prices are not low.


http://www.bcnrestaurantes.com/eng/b...urante=bar-mut
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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Bar Mut is just what we need - thank you so much! Will report back . . . .
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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Thank you eks.
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Old Jul 5th, 2014, 05:16 PM
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Happy to be reading your report!

I just got rez at Tickets. 730 pm and from what I can tell that was IT for my entire week there. I'm lucky I just looked now.
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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 05:38 AM
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Just one correction.. the small sand clams served with oil, garlic and parsley are called "tellinas" ( pronounced Tay..YEEN Ahs) . Tallerines are noodles.

I find both delicious but beware should the bar you visit offer both! It would not be a good surprise!
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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 06:24 AM
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Thanks for that, Lin!

These appear to be known as coquinas elsewhere in Spain. They are beyond simply delicious!

Wish I could find them here in NYC. Closest I have found are the small vongole from Italy, sold on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.
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