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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…

Malpaso Librería {Suscriptor}

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Malpaso Librería rescata libros perdidos en la batalla del tiempo y selecciona entre novedades, apuesta por las nuevas voces de la literatura y por las…

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…

El ciudadano verde del Upper Diagonal

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Entre jóvenes entrepreneurs y futuras reinas de la moda; entre restos de nobleza añeja, registradores de la propiedad y cuerpos diplomáticos. Entre terratenientes especuladores, medio…

Abre el centro de Enmedio

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Yo mango, porque no voy a tener casa en la puta vida. Si esas dos sentencias os dibujan las comisuras de la sonrisa, os estallará…

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…

Eat Street – Openwalls

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The Urban Art Edition – Comida urbana & arte urbano – Este finde apoyamos, alucinamos y soñamos con Openwalls Conference organizado por Difusor.org y Unlock,…

El Bombón Barcelona cocktails salsa arepas

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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,…

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…

pastrami bar barcelona rooftop smokehouse

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…

Ajo Bike {Suscriptor}

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Te metes por el Raval y te pierdes. Callejeas. Vamos, lo que se viene llamando “ravalear”. Ilusos, creíamos que conocíamos el Raval como la palma…

B de Barcelona souvenirs made in Barcelona

B de Barcelona {Suscriptor}

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Ubicado en una de las rutas modernistas más bellas y visitadas de la ciudad, se encuentra B de Barcelona. Un pequeño comercio en el que…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Salvemos El Arco de la Virgen Barcelona

¡Salvemos El Arco de la Virgen!

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El próximo 16 de septiembre el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona va a ejecutar una orden de precinto en la Asociación Cultural La Virgen, pero se basa…

Trópico Barcelona

Trópico {Suscriptor}

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¿Buscas una aventura llena de sabores nuevos? ¿Qué tal una, sin tener que comprar un billete de avión o hacer las maletas, y solo preocuparse…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

Sofrito Bar Barcelona Poble Sec

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…

El Catascopio galeria de arte en Barcelona

El Catascopio {Suscriptor}

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La galería El Catascopio nace en 2014 con el propósito de dar a conocer artistas emergentes y hacer que el arte sea para todos los…

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…

Share and Smile

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Yeah, that’s the name. Share and smile. And no, it’s not a family fun center (or is it?) The name goes against everything you would…

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…

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…

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…

Ciclos Clase Barcelona bike shop tienda de bicicletas

Ciclos Clase {Suscriptor}

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“Percibimos nuestra vida encima de una bicicleta y cada dia que pasa estamos mas convencidos de que es el mejor medio de transporte para ciudad…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…)…

Uniqbrow {Suscriptor}

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Uniqbrow, interchangeable eyewear 100% made in Barcelona, nace de la mano de Andrew Swiller y Cristina Brossa, una pareja de jóvenes emprendedores que tras la…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

La Patente

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Barcelona entrepreneurial stories beginning with something similar to “I worked in advertising and realized that every day I wanted to rip out my eyeballs and…

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…

Honey

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A wise Irishman, partial to community, fresh milk and friendly chat, lived on the corner of València and Muntaner. One day, as the fates would…

Brisas do sil

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Back when a love affair with Poble Sec was nothing more than twinkle in many a local eye, the obras masivas in Plaza de las…

Nakashita

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Walk your new, permanent or temporary sweetheart into this sushi joint nestled near the edge of La Ribera. Let him/her compliment the natural wood &…

Bànitsa

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A traditional Баница would be doughier and shaped differently, but the same phyllo wrapping is present even in Mikhaela Mikhaylova’s spiral-flower fusion Barcelona bànitsa. Back…

Morro Fi

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With Bacchus as our witness, we will suck every last possible goddamn drop of vermut from this place as we can! We will sit in…

Red Ant Noodle Bar Barcelona

Red Ant Noodle Bar {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. If, to you, “fresh pasta” means Italy and only Italy, take a moment to recollect. Asians were slurping down…