With its hanging disco ball, plush leather seats and wooden tables, many Ginger fans have coined this trendy wine and cocktail bar as an ‘airport lounge’. It is however, rather known for it’s innovative cocktails, wide selection of amazing wine and high quality tapas. This is a Barcelona gem, ideal for weekend adventures, intimate drinks and lively evenings on the town. Ginger is nestled behind Plaza Sant Jaume, in Plaza San Jus a little hard to find if you don’t know where to look, but once you stumble upon it you’ll be sure to mark the spot; if you’re up for dinner after a few drinks, check out Pla restaurant which is right around the corner.
C/Palma de Sant Just, 1,
C/Lledó, 2, Barcelona
Quimet i Quimet
Lined from floor to ceiling with wines and spirits from across the globe, this lively bodega is justly famed for its unique and exquisite montaditosmodelled from wicked combinations of salmon with truffled honey, tuna dotted with caviar and balsamic syrup, and plates of pungent cheeses served with transparent fruit jelly, glazed chestnuts and pickles arranged like artworks. And, there’s mojama (salt-cured, air-dried tuna), canned seafood and croquetas. Can’t make up your mind? Ask the maestro behind the bar to assemble you a plate. Intense flavours create an unforgettable experience. Don’t expect fried fish, or fried anything. Blonde, brown and black beers on tap. They serve their own-label Belgian beer, excellent wines and cavas. Standing room only.
Bullfighting is just about over in Catalonia
. The current season will be the very last. Then, finally, this quirky throwback will become more of a museum than it already is, with its very traditional offerings served in faded 1960s splendour. Hidden along a side street, this cheap and cheerful spot is replete with old photos, posters, bulls’ heads and Cordobes hats on the peeling walls of connected dining rooms. Tapas, including rabo de toro
(bull’s tail, but usually actually oxtail, stew) and full meals served with carafes of house red and sangría. Just off the Ramblas. Very family friendly. Open Sunday evenings. Don’t forget your sombrero. ¡Olé!
• Carrer d’en Xuclà 3-5, Raval/Ramblas, Barcelona
Open Mon-Wed, Sun 6pm-midnight, Thurs-Sat 6pm-1am
Given that it’s such a short stroll from the Sagrada Família church, and the quality of the food, I’m always surprised there aren’t more tourists here. Reasonably priced and with very friendly service, it has a terrace usually filled with families, but there’s plenty of room inside. You’ll find a chilled family atmosphere. Try their delicious homemade croquetas, probably the best in the city: mushroom, foie gras, chicken, cheese and vegetable. Extensive range of very fresh tapas, including stuffed eggs, jacket potatoes filled with tuna and topped with cheese, baby clams,navajas (razor clams), salpicón de marisco (seafood salad), chocos (strips of squid in oil and parsley), sausages and cold meats.
Restaurant Paco Meralgo
Near Hostal Residencia Australia i found a nice and good seafood restaurant, The contemporary establishment located in the Eixample District doles out some of the freshest tapas in Barcelona. Locals flock to the restaurant’s wooden tables for both lunch and dinner to try the seafood-focused cuisine: a seat at the counter will give you a close-up view of the day’s catches. The bombas (meat and potato balls with peppers) and tuna carpaccio are must-tries.
Calle Muntaner 171, 934 309 027,
Get a “taste of Spain” while you delight yourself with some excellent local tapas, before end up with a live Flamenco show This foodie experience start in an modern & authentic Tapas Bar
Once you arrive, our guide will explain about local costumes to get a real understanding about Catalonian way of life and cuisine. During the walk to the Flamenco show the guide also explain you some secrets about the Gothic quarter.
Finally and after a short walk we will marvel with a live Flamenco show, our passionate dance!
We would like you to have a plenty time, relaxing and tasting exquisites tapas in the heart of the Gothic Quarter.
Price: 38 €
Phone: (34)93 318 10 23
Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia
informs that You’ll find dozens of Basque bars across the city. For quality, variety and overall value, this place is probably the best. Generous portions of meats, cheeses, fish, seafood and tapenades piled on to chunks of bread speared with a toothpick – hence the name pintxo, which means spike. Order a drink and grab a plate from the bar. The young, friendly staff will explain how things work. Every now and then one of the staff will offer you a hot pintxo – perhaps a date wrapped in bacon. Enjoy. Ensure you keep all the toothpicks as these will be counted at the end of your session. Each pintxo costs €1.55. Good selection of wines, including txakoli, ciders and Almogàver beer on tap.
Dear friend’s, today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is : Cal Pep restaurant
Cal Pep is one of the most known tapas restaurant in Barcelona.
Its reputation goes largely behind the city wall and it’s justified. Everything is freshand fun, the tapas, the people, the service, the wine…
Nothing to say just that you have to be there once otherwise you don’t know what tapas are. While waiting, look the orders and make your menu. Every meal is a delight and every season a new pleasure that follows the market arrivals.
There is also the restaurant ” Cal Pep” next door with notorious fish and seafood dishes as well. Both are crowded, book, book, book at the restaurant or be patient at the bar but go there…
Address : Pl. de les Olles, 8
Zip code : 08003
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : Ciutat Vella
Email : email@example.com
Website : http://www.calpep.com/
Opening hours : Monday from 7.30pm to 11.30pm / Tuesday – Friday from 1pm to 3.45pm and from 7.30pm to 11.30pm / Saturday from 1pm to 3.45pm / Closed Sunays and holidays
Prices : Tapas 5€ -15€ Restaurant from 40 €
Phone : +34 933 107 961
Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is one of the most fine tapas restaurant in Barcelona, managed by Ferran Adria
Tickets Tapas Bar
Ferran and Albert Adrià’s most recent project requires diners to reserve online 60 days in advance to win the chance to taste tapas from the minds behind elBulli. Lucky guests sample from an extensive and intricate menu including sangria-infused peaches and mini airbags stuffed with liquid manchego, and the waiters are quick to provide knowledgeable guidance. The brothers have revamped their adjacent cocktail bar, 41 Degrees, to present a 41-course food “experience.” Together, the two venues are the hottest and most difficult seats to get in town.
Avinguda del Parallel 164, Tel 932 924 253
Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia, our today tapas bar recommendation is:
Saturday, 4.20pm, the lunchtime rush has died down. Most local customers
are taking coffee and *licores*. “Paella for Pablo,” the call goes out.
And, at 4.23pm Pablo has his paella, done the way he wants it – with a
whole *butifarra*(sausage) on the side. This very popular, well-organised,
local standby, its pavement tables set to catch the best of the afternoon
sunshine, is always busy. For good reason – they serve a reliably good
range of tapas including *pescadito frito *(whitebait) *gambas rebozadas*(prawns in a light batter)
mussels, sausages and the whole kaboodle.
Vegetarians will be pleased to note that they serve a wonderful vegetable paella with
goat’s cheese. The terrace is a good spot in the evening.
*Carrer de Girona 162, +34 93 458 4817. Open Mon-Sat 7.30am-1am*
Maitea tapas bar by Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia:
You’ll find dozens of Basque bars across the city. For quality, variety and
overall value, this place is probably the best. Generous portions of meats,
cheeses, fish, seafood and tapenades piled on to chunks of bread speared
with a toothpick – hence the name *pintxo*, which means spike. Order a
drink and grab a plate from the bar. The young, friendly staff will explain
how things work. Every now and then one of the staff will offer you a hot *
pintxo* – perhaps a date wrapped in bacon. Enjoy. Ensure you keep all the
toothpicks as these will be counted at the end of your session. Each *
pintxo *costs €1.55. Good selection of wines, including txakoli, ciders and
Almogàver beer on tap.
•Carrer de Casanova 157, +34 93 439 5107,
*.Open Mon-Sat 11am-midnight*
Dear friends, our today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is “Cova Fumada”
nice place to enjoy seafood.
This old hole in the wall serves simple dishes bursting with flavor. It’s
a small, busy, friendly place – you may have to prop yourselves at the bar
before sharing a table with a couple of locals, like dining in a large
family kitchen. They’re famed for their *bombas *(meat-filled mashed-potato
balls rolled in breadcrumbs) served with a choice of three sauces, graded
by spiciness – *salsa del diablo *being the hottest. And then there’s the
bread – try the *pa amb all i oli *– huge slices of grilled bread slathered
with fresh, homemade garlic mayonnaise. Simple, but it works. Try the
marinaded sardines, the fried artichokes, squid and the *bacallà *(salt
cod) with a tomato salad.
*Carrer Baluard 56,** BARCELONA, *
*TELF+34 93 221 4061. Open Mon-Wed 9am-3pm, Thurs,
Fri 9am-3pm, 6pm-8.15pm, Sat 9am-1pm.
Manso, 42 – 08015 Barcelona
Tel. 93 424 06 28
A good traditional and modern tapas bar, with not many tourists very close to Hostal Residencia Australia
Bohemica shows a retro decoration and a selection of tapas called 1900 and another called 2000.
The 1900 tapas would be the traditional as the “patatas bravas” the brave potatoes , “buñuelos de bacaloo” fried cod in batter, small squids, roasted beef croquets and many more.
The 2000 selection would be a more creative one , grilled foie, the micuit , a beef carpaccio served with apple foam, tuna sashimi pizza, hare cannelloni ( Rabbit, more or less)
Frances Gimeno is the chef.
The cured meats are good and also try a beverage very difficult to find and very typical of cataluna, “el vermut casero”.
For some nice tapas you might end up spending around 20 to 25 euros per person.
Please enjoy my tip of the day