Tabernas Gallegas is one of those restaurants, and while it – and its name and its menus – smells of franchise, the locale is pretty cool (though not in the Barcelona modern design sense at all). What you are sure to dig is the terrace. Six tables right next to this quiet marina, normal-sized boats rocking gently, and the tres chimeneas in the distance. No umbrellas, so best to go after 17h, but the beers are cold, the tapas plentiful, the bravas damn good, the chipis too, and the price, mon ami, is right. Seeing as Barcelona has been all but robbed of its own marina (thanks CIU, PP, Russian billionaires, London-based shell companies and mega-yacht douchebags), it’s nice to have a peoples’ alternative.