La Paradeta

La Paradeta Passatge de Simó 18 08025 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor As much as people like to believe, I’m not actually a slave to the Michelin guide.  I love all foods.  The blog may skew towards fancier foods because 1) it photographs beautifully and 2) it just seems like something to write home about versus a…

Cachitos Diagonal

Cachitos Diagonal Avinguda Diagonal 508 08006 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor They say the best way to experience the food and culture of a city is to have a meal in the home of a local.  I see Anthony Bourdain doing it all the time.  Unfortunately, one doesn’t always have the connections to just in any random…

Disfrutar

Disfrutar Carrer de Villarroel, 163 08036 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor Our second “fancy” meal in Barcelona was Disfrutar, a 2 Michelin star molecular gastronimical experience.  The 3 chef/owners, Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro, and Eduard Xatruch, were veterans of elBulli, having spent many years in the kitchen compared to some other chefs that just passed through including Grant…

Bar Cañete

Bar Cañete Carrer de la Unió 17 08001 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor The night we wanted to come here for dinner, the restaurant had an unfortunate black out.  A crowd of bewildered guests and stressed out looking employees surrounded the entrance.  It was unclear if the electrical situation was going to be fixed anytime soon, so…

Quimet Y Quimet

Quimet y Quimet Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes 25 08004 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor I like to believe that Anthony Bourdain is a reliable source when it comes to food.  I mean, he has built his career around being “authentic” and just “telling it like it is.”  But I have always wondered what happens if he eats…

Churreria Laietana

Churreria Laietana Via Laietana 46 08003 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor Aren’t churros a Mexican thing?  That was what we pondered as we sat down to enjoy the churros at Churreria Laietana.  Living in California, we are no strangers to this delicious foot-long deep fried dough, traditionally covered in cinnamon sugar, and sometimes served with a side of…

Cerveceria Catalana

Cerveceria Catalana Carrer de Mallorca 236 08008 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor You’ll be hard pressed to find many good restaurants in Barcelona that are open before 12pm for lunch.  Cerveceria Catalana is unusual in that it opens up at 8am!  Yes, you heard that right.  If you want to have lunch for breakfast, you can easily…

Espai Kru

Espai Kru Carrer de Lleida 7 08004 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor Barcelona had no shortage of fine dining options. It was rather difficult narrowing down the selection to just a few. I settled on Espai Kru and Disfrutar. The latter because of its connection to El Buli (more on that later) and the former because of…

Bar Pinotxo

Bar Pinotxo Mercat de la Boqueria Carrer la Rambla 89 08002 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor Bar Pinotxo was another popular and highly recommended spot at La Boqueria. Again the wait times were reported to be lengthy but we got a table after about 15 minutes. Unlike the other bar eateries at La Boqueria, Bar Pinotxo actually…

Gelaaati di Marco

Gelaaati di Marco Carrer de la Llibreteria 7 08002 Barcelona, Spain There’s a lot of delicious food to be found in the Gothic district. The key word is FIND. The multitude of snaking alleyways that make up the Gothic quarter can make it challenging. If you’re not really paying attention you could easily get lost…

El Quim de La Boqueria

El Quim de La Boqueria Mercado de La Boqueria La Rambla 91 08002 Barcelona, Spain Doing the food research for Barcelona was a daunting task. It is a city with no shortage of FANTASTIC eats. One week seemed like a sufficient amount of time to hit up most of the big tourist attractions, but would…

Eataly

Eataly 200 5th Ave New York, NY 10010 Yelp Eataly is everything Italian food.  It’s part restaurant, food court, food hall, market, and specialty store rolled into one giant sprawling behemoth.  NYC is blessed to have not one, but two, locations throughout the city.  I could have easily spent hours here just looking around and…