WHERE DO I EAT IN BARCELONA?

Jun 10th, 2007, 04:23 PM
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WHERE DO I EAT IN BARCELONA?

Just got to Barcelona, and it's beautiful, but I want to eat something good, maybe chicken or fish (allergic to shellfish)- I live in Sant Gervasi, but willing to travel a bit- any suggestions?
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Jun 10th, 2007, 04:46 PM
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We were in Barcelona last Oct. and had a great dinner at Les Quatre Gats.
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Jun 11th, 2007, 08:35 AM
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This is copied from a trip report I did on barcelona a few years ago.

Breakfast and lunch - We found a delightful pastry shop across the street from the Gallery, and this was breakfast every day. The pastry shops in Barcelona have great pastry and coffee, and a seating area. For lunch, we had tapas, or bought pre-wrapped sandwiches, which are available at many news stands, pastry shops, tourist shops, etc. They are much cheaper than a restaurant, and very good.

Evening meals - a few comments: we liked Tapa Tapa, on Passeig de Gracia, loved Qu Qu a block away on the same street, also for tapas. Most places have an English menu, or pictures on the menu of each tapa selection. Just point and eat. We liked Qu Qu so much, we went back several times. Caution - a pitcher of sangria on the Rambla was 25 euro; at Qu Qu it was about 6 euro. (A weaker version, though. After a pitcher on the Rambla we had to stagger back to the hotel). The Citrus restaurant next to Tapa Tapa was very good, Le Quinze Nits, in Plaza Real (sp?) just off the Rambla, was excellent, but a 90 minute wait. They open at 8:30pm, but the line forms at 7:30 and lasts until about 10.
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Jun 12th, 2007, 05:23 PM
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We had a delightful meal at Senyor Parellada Casa Fonda on Argenteria, 37.
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Jun 12th, 2007, 06:21 PM
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I had a great platter of grilled fish at Set Portes.

Great tapas and all sorts of good things at Cerveseria Catalana, carrer Mallorca 236.
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Jun 12th, 2007, 08:24 PM
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I second the Senyor Parellada recommendation. Excellent seafood (grilled sardines, etc.) in a splendid setting, and relatively inexpensive, too. For lunch, you can't beat Cal Pep in El Borne. If you get there at opening, 11:30 I think, you may get a seat at the counter, where all the action is with the chefs preparing the fresh fish.
 
Jun 12th, 2007, 08:48 PM
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we were not impressed with Les Quatre Gats--the food was OK, but not great, and it was unpleasantly crowded and noisy.
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Jun 12th, 2007, 11:24 PM
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I second Cal Pep. Also loved El Glop.
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Jun 13th, 2007, 05:20 AM
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I second Cal Pepe and Cerveseria Catalana!
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Jun 13th, 2007, 06:21 AM
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We really enjoyed BaBaReeBa on the Passeig de Gracia ... the best olives I've ever had, plus the cava sangria really hits the spot.
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Jun 13th, 2007, 06:39 AM
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I also agree with Cal Pep. It is so much fun to sit at the counter...they just keep pouring the (very inexpensive) wine, serving you amazingly fresh seafood cooked right before your eyes, and the best quartet of creme carmel/flans for dessert. It was our best meal in Barcelona...and we ate at several of the others mentioned above. Have fun! Barcelona IS beautiful.
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Jun 14th, 2007, 01:50 AM
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Hola, there are some good restaurant suggestions in these replies but if you visit something called the Shortlist at bcnweek.com you'll get an up-to-date list of authentic, awesome, affordable restaurants. For people who want to experience the real Barcelona, this is a must. Check it out.
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