From Gracious to Rambling
If you’re sightseeing or shopping in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia or Rambla de Catalunya, towards the Diagonal, and want to take a break from the hustle-bustle and traffic and catch a bite to eat, turn off into the Passatge de la Concepció.
Lined by town houses in a mix of classic Eixample and modern styles, this bright traffic-free leafy lane is a peaceful retreat from its busier neighbours and also provides a surprisingly varied offering of tapas and Mediterranean and international cuisine. As well as a Barcelona old favourite, the Tragaluz, which celebrates over 20 years with gastronomic innovations including an oyster bar around its classical formula, you will also find the sumptuous Boca Grande and Boca Chica, specialising in seafood and a cocktail bar. Nearby is a Sushi Shop, where you can order a Japanese take-out and on the ground floor of the Omm Hotel, another Mediterranean cuisine offering at Tragaluz’s sister restaurant, the Mordisco (which means the bite).
So, to take a break and slow your pace when you’re sightseeing or shopping in the area, take a wander down Passatge de la Concepció, breathe in the peace and enjoy some more of Barcelona’s varied gastronomy.