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Settling Into Barcelona, Spain

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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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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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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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Barcelona: Before going to Gracia

Not Only Eating

The boundary between Gràcia and l’Eixample is a good option before visit Gracia (or after!). Here you have some recommendations:

Bar Mut (Pau Claris St.,192): little bar of tapas, carefully made. There are a few tables, it is necessary to book before going.  It hides a  secret: If you go at night, ask about Bar Mutis and you could drink a cocktail in a charming place.


La Pepita (Còrsega Street, 343): its name is not a person, it refers to a kind of sandwich. You can taste there sandwiches, elaborated tapas and a home-made vermouth. It is open a from breakfast to evening!


Adonis (Bailen St. 188) In the corner of Bailen St. with Còrsega St., near Passeig St.Joan, you will find this bar, in which you can have a coffee, drink, some tapas and even a simple menu, because it is open all day. Two floors, decoration…

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Restaurant review: Casa Lucio. Barcelona

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Restaurants: Roca Moo, Barcelona

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Just because the three Roca brothers behind the newly anointed San Pellegrino World’s Top 50 “Best Restaurant in the World” are behind Roca Moo doesn’t mean you should stroll into the dining room expecting world class excellence. You will be disappointed. The single Michelin starred Roca Moo in Barcelona isn’t trying to be like its sibling, El Celler de Can Roca, the glittery three Michelin starred destination an hour northeast up the Costa Brava in the countryside medieval town of Girona. Earlier this year, El Celler de Can Roca replaced the Copenhagen restaurant Noma for the world’s best title.
Roca Moo isn’t trying to be El Celler de Can Roca or Noma.

Unfortunately, even reasonable expectations for a restaurant of Roca Moo’s ambition aren’t met. It’s a strange experience that dabbles in its lofty potential from time to time, while altogether making you feel empty. It’s a restaurant…

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Where can you try the best tapas in Barcelona?

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You are for a short visit in Barcelona? You want to try the best tapas that the city has to offer?

Then this is the place:

Restaurante Catalana in Carrer de Mallorca 236, Barcelona, between Rambla de Catalunya and Balmes (walking distance to Metro Diagonal and Metro Passeig de Gracia).

This place is soo good, no wonder that it got a Best Tapas Award in 2010. Though prices are not low, it is always crowded, which says much in favor of the quality of the offer.

It comes with beautiful terasse and enough space for eating inside. Unfortunately you can not reserve a table, so my advice come earlier to catch the best seat for your food enjoyment. 🙂

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