In Barcelona I had the chance to eat at 2 restaurants worthy of mention. I am no foody, though I can appreciate a good meal. I also was not terribly interested in Tapas since it was focused around fish, which I don't eat. But these two restaurants were recommended by my hotel. Taller De Tapas was recommended as a less touristy place with good food. The 4 Cats was recommended as being popular with tourists. Both were in the gothic quarter of Barcelona.
Taller De Tapas, Pl. Sant Josep Oriol, 9 (Pl. del Pi). In spite of not being in love with Tapas I had the best food on my whole trip here. It was a special that evening, duck with apple and stuff. OMG, it was delicious, tender, juicy, flavorful! The rest of the non-seafood I had was also very good. My friend got several seafood dishes and she enjoyed them all. I would absolutely recommend this place! And it was very busy there and it seemed like there were quite a few locals there - always a good sign.
The 4 Cats, Montsio, 3bis, 08002. This is known for it's connection to Picasso and has a little fancier then I would expect from a place that primarily caters to tourists. But it did have a nice ambiance. I had a steak here and it was very good, not the best ever, but I enjoyed it. I did go here with a friend and a local (who seemed to be a little annoyed we were going to such a touristy place). He didn't seem to love it, but did often speak with the staff in Catalonian so I wouldn't be surprised if we got slightly better service. He seemed to enjoy the night, but I doubt he'll be returning. In the end I enjoyed it, but thought it was pricey for what it was.
- I'm a 30 something who loves to travel. I have a full time job and enjoy writing (or blogging) about my travels. I've traveled through several countries in Europe as well as Russia and Egypt. I also enjoy domestic travel in the United States, including Disney. My long term travel goal is to do a round the world trip.