Sants-Montjuïc

HomoSibaris {Suscriptor}

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Guillem Laporta puede parecer pedante, pero es que sabe mucho. Se define así mismo como de las especies Homo Sibaris y Brew Master. Y es…

La Europea {Suscriptor}

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La hermanita pequeña del clásico Calders. La Europea está a unos metros de la Plaça del Centre, en el booming Sants, y lleva tocadiscos y…

La Porca {Suscriptor}

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La Porca es el templo de los bocatas porcinos en el Poble Sec del Sur. Pero también ofrecen platos vegetarianos hechos con el mismo amor,…

Sala Hiroshima {Suscriptor}

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Sala Hiroshima, un proyecto independiente dentro del panorama de las artes escénicas con una programación híbrida entre música, danza y pensamiento contemporáneo. A partir de…

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…

Verdificación

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Architect Rafael Gómez-Moriana writes in criticalista.com that “Gentrification is like cancer: everything seems to cause it, and there’s no cure.” It is indeed hard to…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 +…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

La Chana

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Ni rastro of the dark, pricey, guiri-sh cocktail bar that occupied this small locale until a little over a month ago. Amazing what white paint…

De Paula Hamburgueseria Poble Sec Barcelona burgers and craft beer

De Paula {Suscriptor}

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Hamburguesas excepcionales en el barrio del Poble Sec, Barcelona. Buena comida, buen precio, un ambiente tranquilo y mucho, mucho, sabor! Dirección: C/ Creu dels Molers,…

Ikki {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. Ikki cambió el Raval por Poble Sec.Fue lo mejor. Su antiguo local era un sótano húmedo de dos niveles…

L’Angolino {brunch}

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Andiamo dalla nonna • L’Angolino ofrece un brunch económico donde encontrarás la típica foccacia que prepararía una abuela italiana con ingredientes a elegir, huevos revueltos, bacon, salmón y…

La tapadera {reportaje}

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Hemos visitado el futuro. Para vuestra tranquilidad deciros que es barato y está de buen humor. Tras décadas complicándonos la vida, al final se impusieron…

LaContra {nuevo espacio artístico}

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“De tarde en tarde, un elefante blanco”. Para Martin Rodríguez –REMAvarela en sus ratos menos libres–, este verso de Rilke condensa lo que LaContra simboliza….

Raons Públiques

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This is a different type of space and its presence here is the beginning of a longer, more in-depth relationship (with all of us). Raons…

CFD Barcelona {suscriptor}

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En el CFD vas a encontrar una escuela, una sala de exposiciones, un espacio de coworking y un centro de creación de proyectos. Todo ello…

Cal Marino

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El cliente siempre… bebe dos veces. ¿Qué es lo más raro que te han pedido? Shawarma. Celler Cal Marino desde: enero 2013. Where: C/ Margarit,…

Taverna Can Margarit

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Chrono-geographically, you should start deep in the heart of the locale that is Taverna Can Margarit. There, at the back of everything, you’d dine in…

Spice Café {suscriptor}

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I took away a slice of Spice’s homemade carrot cake, promising to let them know what I thought. It was enormous, two-tiered and loaded with…

L’Antica Napoli

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If we rewind, you’re walking away from L’Antica Napoli so stuffed you would rather roll yourself down Montjuïc’s soft slope than walk. Before that, however,…

La Fabrique

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You cannot know what lies behind any given door in Barcelona. The zulo that is Escudellers can dump you into a charming first floor flat…

Bar el Capritxo

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Most of us can slap this one into our Barcelona classics list without reading another sentence. But for the rest, don’t bother if you’re A)…

Bangkok Café

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Phanaeng de puta madre. Tom yam kung in your mouth so sweet and savory. And 900 characters (with spaces) is simply not enough, so straight…

Rufián

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An hour in Rufián will give you enough fodder for a short story, and a long one at that. Berta, queen bee “nascut a Madrid…

Plaça d’Osca

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Remember your impression of Plaça Reial the first time, back when you saw the buildings, the shape of the square, the fountain and the lamps…