BARCELONA BARS AND RESTAURANTS
Carretera de Miramar, 38
34 931 06 60 52
A less well known but excellent seafood spot
Quimet y Quimet
Poeta Cabanyes 25
34 934 42 31 42
Very famous tapas bar
Bar La Plata
Carrer de la Mercè, 28
34 933 151 009
This classic spot has been serving the same tapas menu for decades. They’ve got it down now.
Not a tourist place, despite is proximity to the port.
Bodega la Puntual
Carrer de Montcada, 22
34 933 10 35 45
A deservedly great reputation despite its city centre tourist location.
Carrer de Sant Carles, 4,
34 932 21 50 12
This charming bar is famous for its paellas
La Rambla, 91
34 933 18 25 84
I hear the grand old fish market in the Old City is not what it once was, but it’s worth at least a quick tourist stop.
Inside the market, check out El Quim and Bar Pinotxo.
I’m curious about Toto, which I’ve never visited, the kitchen of which was opened by a couple of young Berkeley chefs
who I advised (at a distance) on the project. They’re no longer there, but as I said, I’m curious. It’s owned by a passionate,
crazy Israeli woman I knew in NYC. Her baker, Kamel Saci, was the baker at il Buco Alimentari e Vineria