Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?

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Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?

#1 Post by Kevin Sidders » May 31st, 2019, 6:30 am

Was there 6 months ago and prior threads here provided some excellent wine and food recommendations (Gresca and Monvinic, specifically). Curious if anyone has been recently or what other ideas might be worth considering.

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#2 Post by etomasi » June 20th, 2019, 1:03 pm

Wine bar in the gothic quarter - Zona D'Ombra. their bar food is pretty solid as well, but don't expect a meal.
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#3 Post by Steve Anderson » June 20th, 2019, 6:32 pm

Can Cisa - Bar Brutal is also in the Gothic Quarter. Mostly Natural/Biodynamic wines, but an inch thick list full of gems. Lots of Jura/Ganevat, Northern Rhone, Austria and of course Spain. Food was good as well.
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#4 Post by Jay $$ Winton » August 15th, 2019, 11:20 am

We're there in November so any recs appreciated. Our hotel is the Marriott Edition. Our plan is to take one or two day trips.
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#5 Post by Joshua Kates » August 16th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Petit Comitè de Nandu Jubany was sort of a hidden gem when we were there 2 years back-upscale versions of traditional Catalonian food, freshest big shrimp, I can still remember it, solid winelist and really nice people. Quimet et Quimet also in Gothic is old school wine and small plates (tin seafood concoction). (BTW, our Catalonian friends tell us tapas brought to Barcelona by Franco and is not authentic.) Q&Q definitely has been discovered, however, and can be a bit of a zoo, though there are still locals who also frequent. Go early and be prepared. Our favorite stand at La Boqueria is not the one every body recommends (Bar Pinotxo), which we also tried, but Kiosko Universal in far corner--again, just incredible seafood, and also sausages and mushrooms.

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#6 Post by Jay $$ Winton » September 12th, 2019, 9:06 am

Do you need to book well ahead for the restaurants? We're hoping November will be less crowded and less touristy.
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#7 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » September 12th, 2019, 10:17 am

we loved pakta and cinq sentis, tickets is great too

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#8 Post by Mike Cohen » September 12th, 2019, 10:57 am

Had a phenomenal meal at Bar Mut. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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#9 Post by David Kaufman » September 12th, 2019, 12:54 pm

Teóric Taverna. Incredible dinner when I was in Barcelona this summer. Sit outside if the weather allows. Will need reservations in advance

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#10 Post by Jay $$ Winton » September 12th, 2019, 1:51 pm

Thanks for all this.
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#11 Post by Jay $$ Winton » November 9th, 2019, 7:19 am

Final prep for our arrival next week. Any other recs?
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#12 Post by Ramon C » November 11th, 2019, 6:09 am

Bar del Pla in the El Born neighborhood.

Delicious creative tapas, aside from robust local wines, wine list includes many non-Spanish offerings as well as on the natural side of the spectrum. Must reserve in advance.

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#13 Post by SZZimmermann » November 11th, 2019, 6:35 pm

We very much enjoyed LaSarte a Michelin three star. As I recall it wasn’t crushingly expensive.

Also for day tours I suggest that you use Context Travel. We have gone on over 15 of their tours.
They limit the group to six and the leader has an advanced degree or is a professional in the field, ie an architect lead a tour of Gaudi. They are also in a number of European cities.
I also recommend visiting the gaudi church at sunset. There is amazing light that streams through the church.
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#14 Post by SZZimmermann » November 11th, 2019, 6:41 pm

We also enjoyed eating at Disfrutar.
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#15 Post by Howard Cooper » November 12th, 2019, 7:10 am

We had dinner at Monvinic in October and really enjoyed the evening. So many wines to try, so little time.
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#16 Post by mark rudner » November 12th, 2019, 7:48 am

howard
are those btg offerings?

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