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Taverna Hoffman: Catalan cuisine with a creative touch

Gastronomy is a big part of the experience when travelling to a new city, Catalan cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine with a special focus on the quality of products and Extra virign olive oil is the star of every dish.Taverna Hoffman offerts a traditional cuisine and the quality of the product is there with no doubt, Hoffman is a famous brand in Barcelona, …

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Tapas week in Barcelona by Estrella Damm

The perfect excuse to discover Barcelona's gastronomy through the tapa + beer offer, for only 2,50 euros you get a tapa at each restaurant that has the offer and a Estrella Damm beer. There are more than 100 tapas in this tapas in Barcelona offer, every year there is an edition and in 2016 is from 19th to 29th May.Each bar and restaurant has a different tap…

Parking pizza, a new concept pizza bar
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Parking pizza, a new concept pizza bar

Parking pizza is a new pizza bar opened in Barcelona, it is an informal place, shared tables, cardboard stools that open up and you can place your belongings inside to have all your things in the same place.They have a short menu of choices, starters that are between 6 and 9 euros, salads for 8 euros and the pizzas start at 10 euros up to 15 euros per pizza…

Gilda healthy tapas restaurant in Barcelona
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Gilda healthy tapas restaurant in Barcelona

La Gilda, is a healthy tapas restaurant that is located right in front the Girona cinema and in front of Ramen Yahiro -a very popular ramen restaurant-, you can see the queue every single day and this is how we discovered Gilda. We were queuing for Ramen Yahiro before they opened, but in the first batch we didn't manage to get in so we had to wait another 4…

Frankie's frankfurts gourmet in Barcelona
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Frankie's frankfurts gourmet in Barcelona

I bet you thought that after gourmet burgers, brunch and gyn and tonics there was nothing else coming in the food trend in Barcelona, but I am sorry to tell you that there is much more. My discovery has been gourmet frankfurts at Frankie's, as you read it, no more frankfurts with ketchup and mustard there is a wide variety of options to choose from and ok, …

Four cats Picasso Restaurant, where he used to hangout
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Four cats Picasso Restaurant, where he used to hangout

The four cats restaurant is a must if you are into Picasso's and art, is where the intellectuals and artists of the time used to gather, for Picasso it was one of his refuges of inspiration in the city and he even had an exhibition there.Els quatre gats, is the original name in Catalan for the four cats and it was a beer cabaret bar opened in 1897 in a mo…

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The best paella in Barcelona

Find the best paella in Barcelona it is a difficult objective, you will see paellas all around but a good one is not as easy to find. The more touristy a place is the more paella keywords you will see in their menu but this is no quality guarantee.La Barceloneta is the neighborhood in town that gathers the best paellas, since historically it was a fishermen…

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Restaurants in Barcelona by el Bulli chefs

El Bulli restaurant by Ferran Adrià was a three star restaurant owned by Ferran Adrià located in Cala Montjoi in Roses, Costa Brava. The restaurant had the highest guia michelin score, with three stars was considered 5 times the best restaurant of thr world in the prestigious publication "The restaurant Magazine".Now the Bulli is closed, but all their chef…

Best Tapas in Barcelona
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Best Tapas in Barcelona

Would you like to have some great tapas in Barcelona and you don't know where...Here we have the answer for you. Tapas in Barcelona is a very tricky thing, most tourist might go to this typical places in the city center, but they are very expensive and in general they are not the good tapas that you look for. One of the stars of every menu is bravas, this s…

Top restaurant in Barcelona El Nacional
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Top restaurant in Barcelona El Nacional

The Nacional is a top restaurant in Barcelona offering a gastronomic experience with an innovative concept, a multi-zone culinary space, it has 4 different areas and each of them has its unique characteristics and type of cuisine and products. 4 areas, with restaurants and bars: a meat restaurant, a tapas and fish restaurant called la Taperia, a Fish rest…

Maka Maka Beach Burger in Barcelona. Best ones in town?
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Maka Maka Beach Burger in Barcelona. Best ones in town?

I have to start saying that I am not a big fan of burgers, and neither this fast food places where you get a greasy burger with loads of things on the top. I liked though gourmet burgers, I have my own guide of Barcelona gourmet burgers those that you can truly taste the beef. We went to have dinner to Maka Maka Beach Burger, we were around 10 people and h…

Brunch and cake: healthy and tasty options
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Brunch and cake: healthy and tasty options

Brunch, I love brunch and if it is Mediterranean style even better, having brunch in Barcelona it's the best! I have showed you already my brunch favorites in Barcelonabut I missed one I really enjoy: Brunch and Cake. The last day we went was the beginning of our holidays, the best way to celebrate it with a shared hummus, a mango and chicken salad an…

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Chenji, the authentic chinese restaurant in Barcelona

I like chinese food but sometimes I am bored of ordering the same everywhere and somehow I am sure most of the things are not even typical Chinese. This happened to me in Thailandthat I was so used to Barcelona Thai food that had nothing to do with real Thai food. Thai food is amazing but spicy as hell!! And in Barcelona it is very mild in general. A …

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A princess lunch at Restaurant Regulador at Hotel Bagués 5*

You know I love restaurants, no secret and of course, good ones. We had a special ocasion to celebrate: my birthday and it was the first time in three years we were not travelling on that date so I picked a restaurant in Barcelona for the celebration. My choice was Restaurant Regulador at Hotel Bagués, , it is the restaurant of the 5* Hotel Bagues from Der…

My favorite veggie restaurant in Barcelona: Teresa Carles
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My favorite veggie restaurant in Barcelona: Teresa Car…

Rarely for some young people I love veggies and fruits and I am becoming more and more an organic foods and tofu lover. I have been to different vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona but none worth mentioning until I bumped into Teresa Carles. Teresa Carles restaurant would be included in the concept of healthy restaurant, now in Barcelona is very trendy all …

La Rita restaurant in Barcelona: mediterranean cuisine
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La Rita restaurant in Barcelona: mediterranean cuisine

Barcelona is a great city for restaurants!! Mediterranean cuisine is amazing, lots of choices all over the city. I love going out for dinner in Barna, that's why I decided to do so last Friday and I went to La Rita Restaurant. La Rita is a great Restaurant in the city center in Barcelona, they offer market cuisine at a good price, you can have typical Catal…

Miu: japanese restaurant in Barcelona
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Miu: japanese restaurant in Barcelona

It has been a long time since I went to a Japanese restaurant. My favorite Japanese restaurant for sushi in Barcelona is with no doubt:  Kynoto restaurant but japanese cuisine is not only sushi but a lot more than that. Miu restaurant, is a restaurant of Andilana group, and I am already a big fan of their hotels and restaurants in the city, they all shar…

Bernie’s Diner Grill: American slow food in Barcelona
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Bernie’s Diner Grill: American slow food in Barcelona

Bernie's Diner Grill is an authentic American diner in Barcelona with a retro appeareance, in the Born area in the city center. I am not a huge fan of fast food to be honest, and sometimes there is the feeling that American cuisine is only fast food, but you just need to pick the right place and right foods really. The first impression of the place is ama…

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Brunch places in Barcelona: discover them!

Brunch, is this meal done instead of breakfast and lunch, perfect for Sundays, when you get up late and you don't want to eat too much because you need to have lunch but neither too little as you need a proper breakfast. This is when brunch is handy, so let's do something in the middle and have these mixed meal that can be sweet or/and salty, all together…

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W Barcelona and Eclipse Bar: chic cocktails

W Barcelona is a new icon in the skyline of Barcelona, I remember all the opinions and discussions that opened this toppic but I think in the end we have all accepted as part of the city and it is a symbol as well. I first visited W Barcelona when going to visit a friend who was staying there but it was not until weeks ago that I went to their Eclipse B…

Minerva restaurant in Barcelona: gourmet & romantic
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Minerva restaurant in Barcelona: gourmet & romantic

La Minerva was one of these restaurants some friends talked about and we never had the chance to go to. I saw it in the golden days in Restalo.es, where there was a 50% of discount for Minerva, so there I was booking a table for two. The restaurant is in a tiny street very narrow, when you enter the restaurant it has a cosy atmosphere, low light, very roman…

Elsa y Fred: my new favorite, best red tuna tartar ever
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Elsa y Fred: my new favorite, best red tuna tartar ever

You know how much I love food and try out new restaurants. This time was a girls nights and we wanted great food and a nice environment so we tried Elsa y Fred restaurant down town in Barcelona. The restaurant has a beautiful design and decoration, vintage style. The staff was very nice and helpful all the way, being our first time we were not very sure of …

Best Gourmet Burgers in Barcelona: try them all!
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Best Gourmet Burgers in Barcelona: try them all!

Burgers, bacon, cheese, onion and french fries what a perfect plan for a dinner, but burgers do change a lot from one place to another one, I don't like any burgers I do like Gourmet burgers. Barcelona has copied all the cool stuff from NYC, gin and tonics, cupcakes and of course gourmet burger restaurants are not exception. What is a gourmet burger? A burg…

Inout hostel: 90% of its workers with disabilities!
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Inout hostel: 90% of its workers with disabilities!

Inout hostel is a bed and breakfast located in Barcelona in a natural environment in the woods. Oh yes Barcelona has woods and beautiful green areas, this is one of them. The hostel has a sports court, swimming pool and in the middle of green natural environment just 15min with the train from Barcelona city centre. What makes this hostel special is peop…

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Arola’s night at Hotel Arts: live music and good tapas

. Hotel Arts, a 5 star hotels that is very well known in the city, I have always walked by but I actually had never been on the inside, now I can say that I have. The location is amazing right in front of the sea and has splendid views on the top floor and terrace 360º of all Barcelona, check it out! We went to Hotel Arts to try out Arola's night, a propos…

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Cafe La Federal: NYC Brunch in Barcelona

Brunch, brunch, brunch it has always been called in Catalonia "un esmorzar de forquilla", which means a breakfast with a fork, that means you are eating something more consistent than a bowl of cereal. In Catalonia, we have been doing that for ages but Mediterranean style. Now with the introduction of brunch as it is in America, lots of places have appear…

Kynoto: best sushi in Barcelona
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Kynoto: best sushi in Barcelona

We were looking for somewhere to eat Japanese food and I remembered a recommendation from Blog de Barcelona, a restaurant called Kynoto specialized in sushi. Great atmosphere, very romantic not a lot of light, only 7 tables in the upper floor and then downstairs there is a counter where you can sit in the stools. The food We ordered Japanese empanadilla…

Best thai restaurant in Barcelona: Thai Gardens
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Best thai restaurant in Barcelona: Thai Gardens

The Thai gardens in Barcelona is an amazing thai restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. It is one of my favorites, great food and you feel as if you were in Thailand during your meal. Everything is decoration and detail in everything, wooden furniture, fresh flowers, little light, the staff is well dressed in an oriental way. The Thai Gardens is located i…

The Best Bravas in Barcelona
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The Best Bravas in Barcelona

Bravas is my favorite tapa ever. I love them, and so I am always looking for new places to discover and keep my record of best places for bravas up to date. So far, I have some favorites in Barcelona that I will show you. I like the kind of bravas that have a spicy flavor but with a base sauce of all i oli or garlic mayonnaise. I don't like the tomato sauce…

Barceló Raval a chic brunch in Barcelona
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Barceló Raval a chic brunch in Barcelona

Barceló Raval a hotel right in the Rambla del Raval, the main street in Ravalarea in the city centre. The Hotel Barceló Raval stands out in this area, is a lovely building and trendy interior designed hotel, shows the landmark that the hotel is as part of the new Raval area that has been transformed in a modern and artistic area. Is a perfect hotel to s…

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Dans le Noir: having dinner in the dark with blind waiters

Have you ever eaten in the dark? When I say in the dark I mean with no light at all, absolutely no chance to see a thing. Possibly not, unless you have stopped paying your electricity bills at some point. Dans le noir, is a restaurant in Barcelona with a different concept, they offer you lunch and dinner in the dark and you are being served by blind waite…

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Ca L'Ignasi, great quality of food near Rupit

I went on a day trip to Rupit and we went to have lunch to a little town called Cantonigròs to a restaurant called Ca L'Ignasi. The restaurant is in a beautiful house made of stone in Carrer Major, num. 4 in the main street. You can choose to have your meal indoors or outdoors as they also have a nice garden outside with some tables, so it is a good choice…