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Dos Palillos Restaurant


Again, I searched for the top 10 restaurants in Barcelona. This time, though I decided to only tackle a few. Reasons: I am trying to maintain my weight while enjoying fresh baked bread (why can’t I have it in America???), and handmade gelato. And also, I have been receiving recommendations and strangely enough those restaurants did not make it to the top 10. Being me, I value my friends suggestion more than TimeOut so I reserved the places for other places like Abac, Tickets, Comerc 24, etc.

Nevertheless, I took the walk to Dos Palillos for a try. And I am so so so glad I made it. I will take my little sister – Bella here when she comes (if she decides to move those fingers to book tickets…). So a little bit of background on the chef, I know I usually don’t share these facts, but I got…

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Eating vegetarian in Barcelona

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On first impressions one might be inclined to think that Barcelona (or all of Spain, even) is unfriendly to someone who avoids eating animal products. Whilst there are indeed legs of ham as far as the eye can see, the city actually has a lot of plant-friendly eating options. I arrived in Barcelona with a fairly long list of vegetarian restaurants I wanted to try, but truthfully we didn’t really feel the need to seek them out all that often. Tapas was our friend, and whilst a lot of tapas dishes do include meat, there are plenty of great non-meat options available at most restaurants. We enjoyed some amazing vegetable paella at a tapas bar off Passeig de Gràcia, and ate more grilled padrón peppers and patatas bravas than one would think possible. Pan con tomate and escalavida were also among my personal favourites.

Whilst we didn’t get make it…

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Pepito Barcelona

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Spain has always been one of the top places in the world when it comes to food. I confess that over these 2 years I’ve never tried so much different food and tasted so much wine. In Barcelona, I visited a wide range of restaurants, from small and cheap locals to prestigious locations renown worldwide. But recently, a new restaurant caught my attention: Pepito.

With a prestigious location between Rambla Cataluña and Paseo de Gracia, Pepito specializes (evidently) in Pepitos. This classic meal turns into a gourmet dish with ingredients such as Brie cheese, foie and pimientos de padrón (the typical green Galician peppers with a salty touch).

The menu holds a variety of plates such as salads exquisitely finished, meats, tartar, cod with honey and gourmet tapas. As well, many D.O. from Spain are available for you to choose and marry your meal to boost each flavor.


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Restaurants in Barcelona, Spain 2013, Part 2


Restaurant Xaloc

Xaloc (Carrer de la Palla 13) in the Barri Gotic was closest to fine dining even though it was  a Tapas bar. It became our favorite dinnerplace in Barcelona. It  was situated in the middle of the beautiful old town and It looked very tempting from outside. There were big windows, so you could see all the Iberian hams hanging at the wall and a very nice wine bar area.


Because we had eaten Tapa´s in the afternoon, we were not so hungry so we skipped the entrees. Our main courses were Entrecote de Buey (13€) and Salmon Plancha (11€). Those portions were delicious!


Entercotee was done very well. It didn´t look anything special but taste  and quality of the meat was excellent.


The salmon with asparagus was delicious with a creme tasted with lime.

We were a bit sorry that we had eaten so big…

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tapas bar: sagardi @barcelona, spain


DAY 69


Mafu, este lugar seguro se saca un 10 en Como todo lo que me cocines. Sagardies un bar de tapas en el centro del barrio Born de Barcelona, a 50 metros de la Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mar. Tiene dos espacios: el restaurante (con servicio a la mesa) y el bar, donde comes y tomas de parado y no hay servicio. Nosotros estuvimos en el bar.

El sistema del bar es excelente: una barra larga donde ponen los platos con pinchos de lo más diversos, vos agarras lo que quieras y, cuando quieras pagar, devolves tu plato y te cobran por palito y por las bebidas. Cada pincho cuesta €1,95. Es un poco caro pero vale la pena, son todos increíbles.

Dónde: Carrer de L’Argenteria, 62, 08003, Barcelona
Cuánto: Tapas €1,95 cada


Mafu, this place would score a 10…

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Milk bar and bistro, Barcelona


I must admit I am really lucky. Once walking around Barcelona and searching for a breakfast/brunch and soymilk latte I found this small fancy bistro and it comes out to be a popular brunch bar in Barca. Breakfast is served till 16.00. So perfect for a hangover chill. Salmon eggs Benedict and pancakes are a must.
Carrer d’En Gignàs 21 in the centre.







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Meat lovers, Barcelona waits for you!

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Restaurant Review: Burger Joints in Barcelona

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Restaurant Blau bcn

A Gastronomic Experience With Mediterranean Flair

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Just a two minute walk from the Diagonal in the Left Eixample, you will find one of Barcelona’s best gastronomic experiences, known to the Barcelonese for its fine dining and relaxed atmosphere.

Listed by TimeOut Barcelona among its Top 10 Chefs, blau bcn‘s owner Marc Roca provides his customers with a delicate combination of flavours, tastes and aromas inspired by the Mediterranean ingredients used in his creations at his first Blau restaurant in Begur on the Costa Brava.

Using the best produce and seafood, Marc conjures up a sensory delight that is a fusion of international cuisines with Catalan, such as his Thai grouper salad as a starter, or a selection of meats and carpaccios prepared to perfection and presented with creative flair. The desserts, also created in-house, are sensual, original and often surprising and there is a large range of wines, including those from up-and-coming Catalan and Spanish vineyards as well as a comprehensive international selection.

Friendly welcome

The setting is stylishly discreet and comfortable as well as functional and the service is appropriately unhurried but efficient, with Marc keeping an eye on proceedings and often circulating among the clientele with a friendly greeting. Creative photoimages decorate the walls and diners can view food being prepared in the sparkling kitchen through the partition window.

Prices are excellent value for the quality of dining with a midday 3-course menu at €20, as well as an extensive à-la-carte selection and, best of all, you can experience all the delights of blau bcn‘s cuisine in the evening at even better prices with the half-portion option!

Opening hours: 13.30-16.30 20.30-23.30 (Closed Sundays)

Londres 89 / Passatge Lluís Pellicer 16 (between Muntaner and Casanova) Tel. +34 93 419 30 32


blau bcn has a 4.5/5* rating on tripadvisor

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Japan around the world: Can Kenji BCN

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