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Aug 13th, 2012, 07:59 AM
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Group meal in Barcelona

We're looking for restaurant recommendations for our group of 5 couples in mid September. Traditional Catalonian fare would be preferred, no vegetarians in our group and an atmospheric restaurant would be nice, not modern.

We have a budget of c€60 per head, incl wine. We have thought of the following:

4Cats
Quo Vadis
Los Caracoles
El Gran Cafe
Egypte

but would be delighted to receive recommendations from the knowledge banks of the Fodor's community. Thanks in advance.
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Aug 13th, 2012, 08:26 AM
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I take the liberty to steal a suggestion from fellow Fodorite ekscrunchy. I hope that's okay.

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.... Can Marti, where I had a good meal last year. I would guess that it draws very few tourists, The Catalan-style food is cooked largely on an outdoor grill, and there is a great view of the monastery and the city beyond. We went for a calcotada, but although this is not calcot season, I would guess that they have many alternatives, mostly meat-based. Prices seem fair and they have a lunch menu in addition to a la carte.


http://canmarti.info/

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I've hiked/walked past that restaurant several times. The view is stunning, and I plan to sample the food next month.
It is a bit of an event to get there (suburban train from Pl. Catalunya, then funicular uphill), but no hassle or rocket science.
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Aug 13th, 2012, 09:03 AM
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You might be interested in Restaurant Windsor (www.restaurantwindsor.com), Carrer de Còrsega, 286. They offer private and semi-private dining and should be in your price range.
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Aug 13th, 2012, 09:22 AM
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They both look very interesting, thanks guys. Still open for other suggestions.
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Aug 13th, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Check out Brasserie Flo. http://www.brasserieflobarcelona.com/ingles/index.html

It's a mix between Catalan and French cuisine.

My wife's company has an event every year in Barcelona. We had previously eaten there twice, and she recommended the restaurant for a large group of people.

They all raved about the food, the decor, the service. They plan to go back there this year.
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Aug 13th, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Cheers Rastaguy, will do.
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Aug 19th, 2012, 01:47 AM
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We've had a look at all the suggestions, and nearly settled on Can Marti. (Thanks Cowboy1968--I'll try that when we're not with a group) Unfortunately they don't do fish and some of our group don't eat red meat. It was also felt that it was just a bit too out of the City.

Can anyone help with any other suggestions. Not fancy food piled up in a tower, just good Spanish/Catalonian food within our budget?
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Aug 19th, 2012, 04:32 AM
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I like Can Culleretes, Barcelonas oldest and Spain's second oldest restaurant (from 1786). Traditional and affordable Catalan food, wonderful ladies running the place and serving. The best atmosphere and also very popular with locals. Very central, in a narrow street just off Las Ramblas.
http://www.culleretes.com/en/home

Different three course menus with wine and coffee from 21€-34€: http://www.culleretes.com/en/menus

Also a seafood menu with wine and coffee included for 34€: (1) Steamed mussels, clams and Garlic prawns, (2) Assorted fried fish and seafood (squid, monkfish and prawns) and (3) Assorted grilled seafood (half lobster, Norway lobster, king prawn, prawn and baby calamari). http://www.culleretes.com/en/ecartas

Photos and reviews in Spanish: http://11870.com/pro/can-culleretes

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vojFcv1_lyk
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Aug 20th, 2012, 01:55 AM
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kimhe...thanks for the recommendation. Do you know if all members of the group have to eat off the same menu or if we can mix and match? They don't seem to show an a la carte version, do you remember if they have one?
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Aug 20th, 2012, 02:54 AM
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They for sure have an a la carta version with some 40 options, I've used to go for this. The menus should be easy to mix and match, at least when a minimum of two do the same menu.

To be completely sure, you can make arrangements with them in advance: http://www.culleretes.com/en/contact
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Aug 20th, 2012, 05:43 AM
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Thjanks kimhe, e-mail sent.
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Aug 25th, 2012, 09:47 AM
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One more thing:

Fabulous flamenco dancer Pastora Galván performs in prestigious Tablao El Cordobés on Las Ramblas September 9 to 28. She was voted best female flamenco dancer 2010 by Spanish critics, and I can guarantee you a night to remember!

Galván is performing together her singer husband Cristian Guerrero and with up and coming and very energetic male dancer Farru. Info and tickets: http://www.tablaocordobes.com/espectaculo_flamenco/

Pastora Galván and Cristian Guerrero together on Andalusian TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2SBUcrJgeQ

Farru would be a reason to go in himself. Here together with the undisputed king of flamenco guitar Paco de Lucía: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrxGsksJusU

This is a definite not miss!
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