Definitely get Spanish ham while in Barcelona. A bit salty and fatty but still good!I love the presentation on this dish. It taste like an ocean in your mouth with all the different texture and shape.These gel olives were so unique. There’s a burst of juiciness surprise inside.Fresh grilled seafood. Mmmm….Seafood paella. Omg I want more now! I even went to a grocery store in Barcelona hoping to be able to buy a packet of paella mix so I can make it when I go back home but was unsuccessful in finding one. *sigh.Couple of tapas we ordered. The chicken kabobs were very tender and the mushroom was cooked perfectly.Such a cute dessert shop. I love how they display the doughnuts on the wall.
I didn’t know what to expect when visiting Barcelona for the first time. The tourists here are younger and more robust. Things are open later. There’s so much going on I don’t know where to start. Well, since I’m a big foodie, let’s start with food!
- Dos Palillos (Carrer d’Elisabets 9) – This is one of my favorite tasting menu I ever had. The dishes are Mediterranean / Asian fusion. Every dish was so good that I’m going to write a separate post on all the dishes we tried here.
- Bodega 1900 (Carrer Tamarit 91) – Apparently this is the sister restaurant of Tickets Bar (Michelin star and requires 2 months advanced reservation). We couldn’t get a reservation at Tickets Bar so we decided on Bodega 1900 and luckily got in. Everything was delicious!
- Bosque Palermo (Carrer de València 163) – I met a tourist at a flamenco show and they recommended this restaurant for paella. Boy was I glad to listen to them. One of the best paella I ever had! You have to get the mixed seafood paella and mixed seafood grill.
- La Gran Pena (Calle Marina 189) – We found this place by chance just walking by. It’s run by this sweet, old couple. We were ordering a bunch a tapas and then the lady stopped us after 4 tapas saying we can we order more if we’re still hungry. Thank goodness since we couldn’t finish all 4 tapas. Everything was solid.
- Chok Barcelona (Carrer de Carme 3) – Cute dessert shop that has doughnuts, cronuts, and churros. The person working there was super sweet. They were out of the flavor we wanted so he went to the back and made one especially for us.
- Boqueria Market – This isn’t a restaurant but a food market. They sell all kinds of food and grocery here. Definitely can’t miss this spot if you love food!
Have you been to Barcelona? If so, what’s your favorite restaurant there?