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Freixa Tradició

  • San Elies 22 Map It
  • Sant Gervasi
  • Spanish
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

When culinary techno-wizard Ramón Freixa turned the family restaurant back over to his father, Josep Maria Freixa, there was some speculation about the menu's headlong rush into the past. Now that the results are in, Barcelona food cognoscenti are coming in droves for the authentic Catalan fare that made El Racó d'en Freixa great before experimental cuisine took over the culinary landscape. Creamy rice with cuttlefish, monkfish with fried garlic, pig trotters with prunes and pine nuts, and robust selection of local specialties are making the new-old Freixa better than ever. You'll want to mop up every drop and Josep Maria's homemade bread is perfect for the task. The dining room is all white-tablecloth elegance, but a witty installation of copper pots on the wall gives a wink to its traditional roots.

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San Elies 22, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08006, Spain

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon., and Easter wk and Aug. No dinner Sun.

Published 08/18/2015


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