Sants

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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 from behind Sants Estació, with…

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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 hours working in and even…

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 hobbit del condado de Tolkien….

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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 it was zoned for social…

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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 and danced away the nights…

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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 its kind in Barcelona. Everything…

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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. The low ceiling, tunnel layout…

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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) anti-fritanga, B) a design addict,…

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 to it: There is no…

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 instead of the tourist swarm,…