Restaurants & Bars

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Your Daily Dosa

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You talk to people when you’re combing the Comtal for its best curries or hustling up restaurants for Eat Street Hot & Spicy. When several…

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The Pie Shoppe {Suscriptor}

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Savory, energéticos, dulces y picantes; fancy and delightful pasteles. En The Pie Shoppe además de ofrecer pies (léase con acento inglés) tienen craft beer, cositas…

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Món Viêt: restaurante vietnamita

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Que abra un restaurante especializado en el sudeste asiático siempre es motivo de celebración. Este se presenta como un vietnamita de apariencia informal: decoración sencilla…

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Hawker 45 {Suscriptor}

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A hawker center is not only a place where anyone can try a wide variety of traditional ethnic foods but also a social center where…

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Coocció {Suscriptor}

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Una incubadora gastronòmica on impulsen i recolzen nous projectes. Una cuina totalment equipada que es lloga per hores, una sala de degustació i un servei…

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El Joanic fronterizo

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Según dice la leyenda, hay una zona limítrofe entre Gràcia y Guinardó que actúa de frontera natural. En esta especie de limbo uno puede encontrar…

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Thai | Kingkong

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Kingkong coming, and no, that’s not a typographical error. Alexandra Ferrand, hailing from Montpellier, and daughter to a French father and Spanish mother raised in…

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Barna Brew {Suscriptor}

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Un brewpub situat al cor del barri de Sant Antoni on es produeixen i es poden degustar cerveses modernes d’estil belga amb un toc català,…

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Rioba Restaurant {Suscriptor}

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Rioba es la segunda criatura nacida de la unión gastro entre el País Vasco y Argentina. Tras nuestro all-time favorite, Koska (a.k.a. último reducto de…

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Korean Cuisine | Kamasot

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“Are you the owner,” I ask. “Sí.” “I’m originally from Los Angeles,” I tell her. “There are thousands and thousands of Koreans in L.A.” “Sí,…

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Brummell Kitchen {Suscriptor}

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Brummell Kitchen es un oasis dentro del Hotel Brummel en Poble Sec donde refugiarse si se está harto de las terrazas masificadas y los pinchos…

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Foodies Barcelona {Suscriptor}

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Foodies es un restaurante y salad bar en el Poblenou con servicio de catering y especializado en comida saludable. Dirección: C/Pujades 225, 08005 Barcelona Horario:…

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Bendita Helena {Suscriptor}

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Bendita Helena cultiva una fórmula: comfort food. Vuelven a la cocina de nuestros abuelos, real, sin complicaciones, sin productos procesados, llena de sabor. Comida que…

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Pinhan Café {Suscriptor}

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Pinhan is located inside one of the hidden gems of upper Barcelona, the Turó Park. Surrounded by centennial old trees this café is a secret…

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Aguaribay {Suscriptor}

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Aguaribay presenta una carta vegetariana que incluye opciones veganas y sin gluten. Sus platos tienen influencias gastronómicas de diferentes países, y combinan la cocina energética…

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Nave de Sake

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All of the circumstance, none of the pomp I find myself taking a goods lift up into a converted office space now known as La…

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The Juice House {Suscriptor}

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The Juice House podría ser yet another place en Carrer Parlament, pero resulta ser una isla de tranquilidad con patio interior donde comer sano, ya…

Dos Pebrots

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My request for a press lunch is approved at Dos Pebrots (in Catalan two peppers represent the crown jewels, so to speak) and I excitedly…

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Coffee hunting: Ikea

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La aventura del café empieza ahora, con este texto; si no quieres vivirla deja de leer, o lee pero no te me pongas exigente. Esta…

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NaparBCN {Suscriptor}

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“Si vamos a hacer nuestra propia comida… ¿Porque no hacer nuestra propia cerveza?”. Y así empezó todo. Y NaparBCN ahora es un restaurante en el…

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Uay Balam {Suscriptor}

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Uay Balam es un lugar de encuentro donde poder compartir pequeños placeres: dulces y helados hechos con los ingredientes más puros, ecológicos y en su…

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El Bombón {Suscriptor}

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El Bombón es el portal al caribe en pleno corazón de Barcelona. Salsa, latin soul, merengue, caribbean food y cocktails. Las mejores tapas caribeñas de…

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Fan – Shoronpo – Ramen Love

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Coming back home from vacation having read nerd-foodie manga Oishinbo (highly recommended) to find a Japanese restaurant organizing a one-off, €100/person, macro sushi and sake…

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Tabernas Gallegas

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Here’s a shortlist from left field. It turns out that just past the tres chimeneas (de Besòs) and the beach we lovingly call Chernobyl, Badalona…

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Teddy’s

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Suckers for the written word should take Teddy’s marketing copy with a grain of salt. When they mention being Barcelona’s first Lebanese saj spot, you’re…

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Obsessions

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We have to understand why Barcelona didn’t do more to protect its older mom-and-pop shops from the ley de arrendamientos urbanos. The market is the…

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La Desayunería

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Once upon a time, when I was just a little guiri across el gran charco, my father made pancake breakfasts. I was small and he…

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Restaurante: Gat Blau

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Marco gave Gat Blau his blessing and handed us their card. As we hold Quinoa (Marco’s vegetarian/vegan bar in Gràcia, not the grain) in the…

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La Volàtil

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La Volàtil can seem aloof. A natural wine bar with fancy bravas? Hmmm… For mere mortal wine drinkers (we don’t dare call ourselves enthusiasts), the…

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Restaurante: Sur

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You’ll have noticed there is a lot of eco, organic, vegetarian, flexitarian, local, cold-pressed and producte de proximitat being bandied about. It’s only a matter…

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Coocció

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Coocció, being the professionals they are, have summarized their space as follows: un espacio polivalente dotado de una cocina, una sala de degustación, un servicio…

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Restaurante: Yatai

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A yatai (屋台) is a small Japanese street cart where ramen and other hot dishes are commonly served. Eat Street erection! Sadly, they cut the…

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Lascar 74 {Suscriptor}

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Hace poquito que Lascar 74 abrió en Poble Sec y ya es nuestra cevichería favorita. Si te quieres arriesgar y probar cosas nuevas es tu…

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Restaurante: Fenicia

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What a surprise! A Barcelona winter day, mid-morning, we pass Plaça d’Osca heading towards Passeig de Sant Antoni, that large and unattractive street extending out…

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El Colectivo {Suscriptor}

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Damià ha tardado casi seis meses en contestar a la entrevista que le hacemos en BCN Més, así que atentos. No le culpamos porque El…

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Metric Market {Suscriptor}

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Se definen como camaleónicos y dicen que son una caja de sorpresas. Y es que parece que Metric Market no duerma. Podrás ir a cualquier…

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Manso’s Café {Suscriptor}

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Manso’s Café es una cafeteria-bar con desayunos, comidas y cenas. Elaboramos todo casero; pasteles, bizcochos, quiches, ensaladas y bocadillos con pan artesanal y con enfoque…

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Colmado Gràcia

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Colmado Gràcia is on the worst street in the known universe, but so is Quinoa, and Quinoa kicks ass, so we gave it a go….

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Nabibi Vital Cooking {Suscriptor}

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Sí, 100% orgánico. VITAL cooking: alimentación sana, fresca y natural en Poblenou, Barcelona. Opciones para vegetarianos, veganos, celíacos y otras alergias. Kids friendly. Bar, restaurante,…

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Nut Gastrobar

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You read this because it’s the bit written in English. You pick up this newspaper because it looks cool, and you’ve been living here for…

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Restaurante: Mont Bar

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Mont Bar, the modern-yet-somehow-typical Spanish bar gets the golden gastro globe. The small, corner locale sports a mix of high-stool bar seating with a few…

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Pastrami Bar + El Paradiso

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At the time of writing, El Paradiso (and) Pastrami Bar is/are still under construction. That’s one challenge to giving a clear idea of how it/they…

Arco Iris Vegetarian Restaurant Barcelona

Arco Iris

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We cross Diagonal towards a cluster of people waiting outside Arc Iris. Inside, a clean-shaven man with snow-white hair receives us with an almost absurd…

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Bodega La General

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Curious fate found Gorka and Edgar hustling tapas together in the classic Bodega La Palma. They got along. Both knew their stuff, having logged countless…

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Leka {Suscriptor}

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Open source. Honest food. Cocina casera de mercado con vocación internacional, menús diarios de Lunes a Jueves, y Viernes, sábados y domingos ofrecemos servicio a…

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Restaurante: Trópico

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Let’s face it people, the food at the North Pole is shit. The South Pole isn’t much better (krill aside). And the other Poles aren’t…

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Restaurante: La Garbancera

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Is it me, or is Mexican food the new black? Were there hordes of Mexican chefs hiding in Barcelona waiting for the light to turn…

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Olivia Vermutería {Suscriptor}

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Olivia Vermuteria es un espacio gastroenomusical en el corazón de Poble Sec con programaciones semanales. Los sábados encontraréis las Sesiones Pincha&Corta con DJs invitados de…

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Restaurante: Eat Caribbean

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We first visited Funky Chicken years ago. It was early on in Barcelona’s clandestine restaurant scene, long before Eat With made the infrastructure so much…

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Brew Pub Le Sec

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And just when you thought you’d seen it all in Barcelona’s rocket ship craft beer bubble bonanza, along comes Anna Cufí. After literally years of…

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La Taguara Arepería {Suscriptor}

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Moderno restaurante venezolano que sirve arepas caseras, cachapas y zumos naturales para comer en mesas altas. ¡Acércate al barrio del Born para poder probar las…

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Anardi Pintxos {Suscriptor}

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Anardi Pintxos está situado en Carrer Parlament número 48, en pleno centro de Sant Antoni. Anardi es vasco. ¿Vasco dices? Vasco vasco. El oasis euskera…

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Restaurante: Manso’s Café

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Diego and Cecilia gave birth to two things at once. One of them was a little bundle called Lucas and the other was Manso’s Café….

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Restaurante: Hummus

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There’s an excellent platform called TopMenus, dedicated “els millors menus de Barcelona”. In their manifesto they’ve written, “La famosa ‘dieta del Mediterrani’ és la gran…

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Malpaso Restaurante {Suscriptor}

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Malpaso Restaurante es la cocina y el salón comedor de Malpaso, una casa editorial que también acoge una librería con el mismo nombre. Su cocina…

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Sofrito Bar {suscriptor}

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¡Como el mítico disco de Mongo Santamaría, Sofrito viene de una imaginativa fusión de ingredientes! …Combinando sonidos y sabores en lo más profundo del Poble…

Chapultepec {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. Cuando Itzli cerró en El Born (Itzli Barceloneta todavía sigue funcionando), lo seguimos a través de la ciudad en…

El Changarrito {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. El Comidista no podía con el slogan “alta cocina casera”. Pero aparte de la evidente contradicción de términos y…

Xiringuito Aigua {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. Hemos cubierto Fogó: comida callejera catalana en un capital de Cataluña que todavía prohíbe tal cosa. Xiringuito Aigua es…

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Lam

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It happened again! Walking to one restaurant, we end up in another. Heading towards the intended destination, we notice Thai script plastered all over a…

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Racó del Mariner

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We published an article a couple of months ago now about how we, the people, lost our port (in reference to the mega-yacht installations occupying…

La Taqueria {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. ¡Al fin tenemos una taquería de verdad! No un restaurante, pero sí una auténtica taquería en Barcelona. ¡Aleluya! Sólo…

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Bismad

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You fancy foodies surely have your go-to Indian (or Pakistani) restaurant, and that’s fine. I’m happy for you. (I’m really not.) But for those of…

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True Artisan Café

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“Do you have wifi?” and, “Do you mind if we sit and work for a while with our coffee?” you ask, your bike propped safely…

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La cuina de Marwan

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All cards on the table. We cabbed it up to Aribau and Diputació (keep in mind cabs are our mega-yachts) because the INTERNET said the…

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Koku Kitchen

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Mark and Ross, Irish the both of ‘em, worked together in a Japanese restaurant in Dublin before Ireland went tits up (economically-speaking). Their dream of…

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Café Manila

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Fede and Alex set out to make a great gin & tonic in their bar Ultramarinos on calle Sant Pau and, since, have mixed up…

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Bar restaurante Gelida

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Being guiri (sadly), bares clásicos are like portals into a different Barcelona, a Barcelona without me, before “mine” started in on us in droves. And,…

Flax & Kale {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. Si las tendencias y las burbujas te descontentan, quizá quieras abrocharte el cinturón de seguridad y poner tu bandeja…

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Leka

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Disney is full of shit, because the happiest place on earth is Leka. Having delivered newspapers to this Poblenou classic for many years, it’s a…

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Les Tres a la Cuina {Suscriptor}

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Ofrecemos un menú diario con opciones mayoritariamente veganas y vegetarianas. Todo fresco del día y con productos de proximidad. Realizamos eventos privados (cenas, show cooking…)…

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The Fish & Chips Shop {suscriptor}

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Fill a newspaper cone with light, flaky fish and seasoned chips! Give us mind-blowing tartar sauce! Let us dunk, munch and lick that salty goodness…

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Bomi

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Proof this is the “best-kept secret in Poble Sec” is that the first thing to pop up when you search ‘bomi poble sec’ is that…

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Ben Plantat

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A trip to Barceloneta causes some people to talk loads of shite à la “Barceloneta, you’re dead to me,” or, “Barceloneta, you’re like that poor…

Gopal {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. ¿No eres vegano? ¿Te encanta la hamburguesa? ¿Ex-carnívoro transformado en vegano? ¿Todavía hueles la butifarra y te mueres? Bueno,…

d’Aquí {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. Cécile buscó un espacio a través del cual pudiera ver y lo encontró hace seis meses en el tranquilo…

Taberna La Parra {CAS}

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Click here to read in English. Cruzar el umbral de La Parra es como caminar por la casa más surtida (en términos culinarios) de un…

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+ Bernat

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Thirty-two years after taking over Librería Bernat in 1978, Montse decided it was time for more (hence the +). It’s a similar story, in some…

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Garage Beer Co {Suscriptor}

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Somos una cervecería artesanal con una zona de degustación y un espacio creativo. Un punto de encuentro para creativos y brewers. Nuestro local al igual…

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Bike club

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It’s mid-morning on Sunday as we sip cafés con leche (Cafés el Magnífico) and the first of “los frikis españoles,” in head-to-toe spandex, shuffles desperately…

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Palmer {el clásico}

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It’s always a downer to see a classic de toda la vida turn over a new leaf, remodel itself into white-cube nothingness, and… poof… become…

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Palo Cortao

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It’s 19:30 Saturday evening and Palo Cortao has just opened. Just. It’s retro-industrial, empty and cold. We have a hungry baby in tow. None of…

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Kaelderkold {eng}

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On Egos and Subcultures could be the theme of many a chat regarding current culinary “movements”. From street food to coffee’s reincarnation to craft beer…

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Lisboa

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Sometimes there’s a story and a half hiding just inside the swinging glass door to a typical Eixample local. In this case that door belongs…

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Bar la Bota

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A makeover, complete with scraped beams and vaulting (so hot right now), has bumped the 2012 version of Bar La Bota, traspasado into Miriam’s hands…