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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Leka restaurante Barcelona Poblenou

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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¡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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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RIO D.O.C. {Suscriptor}

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Espacio 100% dedicado a la gastronomia en Barcelona. Cafeteria/pastelería brasileña, espacio para talleres de cocina, libreria gastronomica y mucho más. Además del café-bar, el RIO…

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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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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…

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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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Muns Empanadas {suscriptor}

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Hacemos las mejores empanadas de Barcelona, todas a mano, con cariño, con los mejores productos y nos preocupamos de cada detalle para que ames las…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 &…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Krispy Cuts {barbería}

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Alexis, originally from Badalona, spent a great many years of his childhood living in Germany, where his older sister spent a great many hours with…

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Bloc Onze

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Can Batlló has been mentioned in these recycled paper pages before. Nos pone. Scha-wing! Formerly a giant textile complex, it’s so large that in 1976…

Bodega Quimet {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. Del otro lado de Gràcia, Bodega Quimet es un poco como la versión indie-hot-spot de Bodega Manolo. Estaba lleno…

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La Bodega

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Hark! What do I hear? Is that clique-free human engagement in a bar in el Born? Are those elderly Spanish men debating the future (or…

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Carretes 47

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The Hood // El Raval. The Good // This 300 m2 warehouse, which didn’t really have a roof when its architect founders moved in, has…

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Casa Lucio {ENG}

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The first was too dark. The second, all blurry. You might have stopped there, but one in our party was slightly more insistent. Third time’s…

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Flax & Kale {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. If trends and bubbles discomfit you, you may want to buckle your safety belt and put your tray table…

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Caravela Gourmet

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Hugo worked a similar trade in Portugal before different winds swept him towards Barcelona, and surely not on a caravel. Approximately eight years later (and…

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d’Aquí {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. Cécile looked for a space she could see straight through and found it six months ago on the quiet…

La República Barcelona resto bar bbq craft beer

La República {Suscriptor}

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La mejor gastronomía argentina en el barrio Gótico de Barcelona. Las mejores milanesas de la ciudad, empanadas argentinas, hamburguesas, las birras mas frias, cócteles low…

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Gopal {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. Not vegan? Love a burger? Ex-meat-eater-turned-veg? Do you still dance the butifarra? Well, this is our Barna vegan burger…

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La Taquería {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. We finally have a real taquería. Not a restaurant, but an authentic taquería in Barcelona. Hallelujah! It could only…

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Xiringuito Aigua {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. We’ve covered Fogó: Catalan street food in a Catalan capital that still forbids such a thing. Xiringuito Aigua is…

El Changarrito Barcelona Mexican taqueria

El Changarrito {ENG}

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Click AQUÍ para leer en castellano. El Comidista couldn’t get enough of El Changarrito’s slogan “alta cocina casera”. But aside from the obvious contradiction in…

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Manchester Bar

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Pick your poison, Raval or Gótico, both Manchesters are golden oldies. As one reviewer writes, “Qué manía tenemos de meternos en locales pequeños, oscuros, con…

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Ikki {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. Ikki ditched Raval for Poble Sec. It’s for the best. Their old locale was a dank split-level basement +…

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Rosses I Torrades

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David is owner, selector, clerk, cleaner and teacher in his one-and-a-half-year-old shop in the Left Iz. It’s a small space that is temporary home to…

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Ale & Hop

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There may be a few remaining vents to cover and tubes to connect but Ale & Hop, – pronounced locally: alejóp – is open for…

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Homo Sibaris

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It is said that in the 6th century in the Greek colony of Sybaris the citizens amassed great fortunes, slept on beds of rose petals…

Print Workers {suscriptor}

Print Workers {suscriptor}

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Un proyecto como el nuestro es sencillamente único. No hay ningun otro Print Club ni en Barcelona ni en Madrid ni en Canarias. No hay…

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Millor Que Nou

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An old something doesn’t work. You have no idea what to do. Then you read this. You take said thing to Millor Que Nou to…

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Chapultepec {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. When Itzli in El Born closed (Itzli Barceloneta is still in action), we followed it across town to less…

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An-Car

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An-Car is the last of the mohicans. A family business named after two sisters (Ana and Carmen), this bastion of bookbinding is the last of…

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La Cervecita

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In a space large enough for a small brewery, owners Quim  and Angie set up a shop that doubles as a place to taste (it’s…

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Taverna La Parra {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. Crossing the threshold of La Parra is like walking into the most well-stocked (culinarily-speaking) hobbit house from Tolkien’s The Shire….

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Robadors 23

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Robadors 23 is like home, albeit a dark stone tunnel of a home full of strangers. You and your date will be able to relax,…

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Bodega Quimet {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. On the other side of Gràcia, Bodega Quimet is a bit like the indie-hot-spot version of Bodega Manolo. It…

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Espai Capra

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Would you like a one-sentence recommendation? Here it goes: Thank Zeus above for a new café in Poble Sec that isn’t on Blai and doesn’t…

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Guixot

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“We should leave now to get there before it’s completely packed,” was commonly uttered back in the day when this paper team was based in…

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Taquería Tamarindo

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According to some, the Mexican culinary community in Barcelona has its panties all in a bundle, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Adrià brothers’ Hoja…

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La Pubilla del Taulat

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This locale has been a bodega for approximately 125 years, since Poblenou was just a three-street poble surrounded by fields and farms and walking to…

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Sorpresas con Print Workers

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Si tienes suerte, de entre las páginas de la edición #33 de BCN MÉS que invadirá las calles el miércoles, caerá una de las 50…

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Bodega Manolo

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This place has a press book that is biblical in proportions, and while we don’t tend to cover that which has already been covered so…

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Montana

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Montana is known enough already for its spray paint, but we aren’t interested in spray. We want the markers. And the Barcelona shop stocks around…

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Skating Club

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The presence of a higher power is often signaled (in films and such) by rays of light bursting forth from the heavens and choral voices…

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El Recibidor

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Once upon a time two of the three friends that opened this vintage furniture shop worked in publicity and decided that it sucked a little…

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Pizza del Sortidor {punto}

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If you were a regular at Pizza del Raval before the boys shut up shop, you were likely informed that Phase One of delicious, affordable…

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Llibreria Calders

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If life is a river, every passion or profession a tributary, and every individual entity a stream, then one thing is certain: we all join…