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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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Cerveceria Catalana


A typical tapas restaurants in Eixample, close to Plaza Catalunya. This is one of my two favorites tapas place of Barcelona.

A great battle has been going on between Cerveceria Catalana and Ciutat Comtal with my friends of Barcelona, but I have to say, both are amazingly good.

I have to recommend the mini hamburguesa, my favorite ever. A mini bun with fresh steak and caramelized onions. I would go to Barcelona only for that…  Nevertheless I have also to recommend some montaditos (a typical tapa dish – a small sandwich topped with either meat or fish). The montadito de ternera and montadito de salmon, with the traditional spanish pan con tomate will make you happy!

For lunch or dinner between 20 and 25 € (including cerveza* or clara*) depending on how hungry you are…

Tapas | Night & day | A la barra | Couple & friends…

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This weekend, Mercat de Mercats, Japanese cuisine, cinema and tapas!

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Mercat de Mercats (18th-20th October)

Fourth Edition of this event related to the traditional markets of Barcelona. It will take place in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona: Friday from 12:00 to 20:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00 hours. With forty stands, you can find all kind of gastronomic products, taste wines, cavas and different sort of tapas and take part in the Aula Gastronòmica or in Celler del Sumiller. See the program here.


Japan Restaurant Week (18th-27th October)

Second time this year! In Barcelona and Madrid, different Japanese restaurants offer a menu at 25 euros ( taxes not included!). See the participants, menus and prices here.


Valladolid: tapas and cinema (17th October-26th October)

Before the Valladolid Festival Cinema, you can take part in a route of tapas related to cinema: every tapa has a name of a film or, at least…

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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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Bar Leo @ c/ Sant Carles, 34


Bar Leo is an experience. People might not like it, we simply love it. It’s Leokadia’s (the gentle innkeeper) small temple made of tapas, vermuth, and Flamenco. The small room is literally plastered with journals and posters and pictures of Bambino, forniture is anything but fancy, food is simple, and if you are lucky you can happen to be there when some tocaore is playing guitar. At the end of July Leo was in Italy for some vacation, and we organized a weekend in Barcelona with the good-old-friends he lived with in Gex and by chance other friends from his hometown where in town. The sun was shining brighter on Barcelona in that days.

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