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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 09:17 AM
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Coquina/ tellina/ tallarina

Ekscrunchy! I will stand corrected! I have just looked this up and in Catalán it IS tallarina. wow.. sorry. You were absolutely right!

"Tellinas" is in Castellano. Oh well. It's good to know the difference and also the similarity of that word with a long pasta!

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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 09:23 AM
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This fresh seafood market has these clams in their photo propaganda.. not sure if this is what you are looking for but they look like tellinas to me, but I'm no expert.
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Old Aug 6th, 2014, 07:25 AM
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Amazing list of good restaurants, thanks ek... this was posted in 2011 and still going! We will be in Barcelona in Oct., any new addition to this fabulous list?
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Old Aug 7th, 2014, 05:50 PM
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Nina: Take a look at this article from the NYTimes, about moderately priced eateries:
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Old Jul 26th, 2015, 12:25 PM
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Thanks, ekscrunchy. DW and I enjoyed a nice celebratory birthday at Hisop's in Barcelona based on your review (and pedigree).

The Tasting menu is up to 61€ but offered a nice way to try many eclectic and complex foods/flavors.

We stayed in El Born so it was a bit of a trek. We had 4 leftover Metro tickets so we had some fun getting there too (the night bus back was particularly noteworthy).

I'll put together a TR but I wanted to drop you a note in case you miss it.
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Old Jul 26th, 2015, 12:39 PM
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Hi, Indy!!

I so appreciate comments on my reports, and on my recommendations..the feedback is what makes the effort worthwhile. I am pleased that you had a good trip, and a good meal at Hisop. I'd love to read your report when and if you find the time to post it here!!

I am planning a trip to Spain (and maybe Lisbon as well) in October/November so look for my report here after that..again, thank you for your kind comments.
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Old Jan 20th, 2018, 06:37 AM
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Topping to find it
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Old Apr 8th, 2019, 10:50 AM
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Top for Marsha...this was 7 years ago, but I believe the flat let agency is still enjoying a good reputation. They were very helpful to us, and not only with the flat itself but with arrangements like taxi to airport when there was a strike, internet questions, etc.
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Old Apr 8th, 2019, 02:17 PM
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What an amazing report - I red it before I saw the date, so my question is: are any of the restaurants still current? We will be in Barcelona next month for five nights.
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Old Apr 9th, 2019, 05:26 AM
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I think they are all still around and still good. But I've not been to the city since that trip.
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