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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
When Moroccan food comes to mind, we conjure up images of tagines, slowly cooked stewed meat, fruits delicately mixed with meat dishes and refreshing mint tea to wash it all down with. La Mamounia offers just that and all with great hospitality.
If you are a fan of good home cooked Portuguese food, then you may already know about the ever charming A Casa Portuguesa. The owners already had a spot on Carrer Verdi, Gracia, where many frequented for coffee and delicious pastries. They have now upgraded by opening an additional space, this time a restaurant, winery and cultural reference point in the Eixample neighborhood.
It might not be the first thing that you think of when it comes to Barcelona, but having not had an Indian dish pass my lips in several months it was time. Now, positive things have been said about Bembí, run by the same owner, so when a friend mentioned that she was craving a good Indian we decided to give Rangoli, it’s sister company, a whirl.
If you like good coffee teamed with rustic Nordic interiors and charm, you will love the cute coffee spot Molika cafe. Situated on Carrer de Casp, it is neatly tucked away from the elegant Passeig de Gracia boulevard. Lets face it, coffee is that little cup of something special that you look forward to in the morning, so that said it is nice to relax in a cosy environment.
If you are a lover of chocolate and the thing you look forward to the most is a Lindt or gourmet easter egg, this post is for you. When I first moved to Barcelona I remember going to supermarkets on the hunt for some chocolate Easter treats and coming back home rather disappointed. The selection was beyond boring, but I soon realised that this was because locals buy their treats from a pastisseria.
This Argentinian joint not only oozes sophistication but has impeccable customer service and a lively and fun atmosphere. Set in the Born district, it makes a great hub for those wanting to hang out afterwards with a plethora of bars surrounding the restaurant. The menu, although simple, has a variety of dishes that are delicious and well presented.
A calçot is a large green vegetable that belongs to the onion family, it looks somewhat like a leek and is not to be messed with during the Spring season here in Catalunya. Typically eaten with a romesco sauce (olive oil, hazel nuts, pine nuts, nora peppers, roasted garlic and roasted tomatoes), they are simply delicious – if you love your veg of course.
We can’t help it, but food is very much on the forefront of things here at DestinationBCN, there just seems to be more and more ventures, bars, restaurants and cafes opening in this mecca of a city. Our latest discovery is We Pop, the first pop up restaurant in Barcelona, which will open on March 1st offering delicious BBQ flavored dishes.
Consider yourself a good cook? Would love to entertain and get paid? Or perhaps you just love to eat out and meet different people. If so, we think you will be impressed with culinary concept EatWith, a dining experience that allows people to connect with the locals.