Holidays in Barcelona Part II

Barcelona. November. 5 days. Me, the lovely Ali and this wonderful city. And food.

I can’t get enough of you! Seriously, I just can’t! Barcelona is one of the cities I would never get tired of. It doesn’t matter whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or even winter, this city is always worth a stay.

This time I was visiting my dear friend Alina, who is privileged to spend her semester abroad in Barcelona. Obviously I am jealous. So this time, instead of visiting all the places I have been going to during my semester abroad, I trusted her when it came to choosing restaurants and we tried out some new places as well.

You can have a look on the first and more extensive Travel Guide, here.


Granja Petit Bo: Cosy restaurant/cafe in Eixample, serving Eggs Benedict, pancakes and salads throughout the week. On weekends there is a special brunch menu. 
Price Range: 7-15€, 12€ for Eggs Benny with a side salad and potatoes. 
Good to Know: My favorite was the Eggs Benedict with salmon. 
Adress: Passeig de Sant Joan, 82,08009 Barcelona

Eggs Benedict with Salmon

Pancakes with fruit, mascarpone and syrup


La Pubilla: Traditional Catalan restaurant serving, local, seasonal, delicious dishes! The waiters are super, friendly, very attentive and willing to help you with anything. The atmosphere is pleasant and casual, but food is taken very seriously. 
Price Range: Lunch: 14€ for a menu; Dinner: 20-30€ with wine. 
Good to Know: 1. Make a reservation at least one day in advance 2. I had the “veal stew”, which sounds far more boring than it was. The soft and tender pieces of veal were served on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes with a bunch of aromatic mushrooms. Go for this! 3. If they have it, try the braised duck on poached quince or pear as a starter..heaven in your mouth! 4. I was just slightly disappointed by the dessert, because compared to the other dishes it was a bit simple.
Adress: Plaça de la Llibertat, 23, 08012 Barcelona

Braised duck on a poached quince

Veal stew and cod with mussels

Red Ant: Japanese restaurant, serving Ramen, pan fried noodles, buns and other specialties. Authentic atmosphere, especially when you sit at the bar and can have a glimpse into the kitchen. Price Range: 7-9€ for a dish 
Good to Know: 1. Make a reservation on the weekend, otherwise there are long waiting times. 2. Try the pork belly bun, it’s delicious. 3. The restaurant belongs to Mosquito, which is right around the corner and is a nice spot, too. 4. Try one of their mochis as dessert.

Carrer dels Tiradors, 5, 08003 Barcelona

Pulled pork bun

Saboc: Very nice and stylish Tapas restaurant that looks more expensive from outside, than it is. The small dishes (with a little twist ) on the menu are organized according to the Degree size they are cooked at. Which can range from raw (20°C) until 200°C. Nice and attentive waiters. 
Price Range: 15-20€, dishes are 7-10€ Good to Know: 1. The small dishes are perfect for sharing, we had four 2. I loved the smoked squid as well as the cod ceviche.
Carrer Fusina, 3, 08003 Barcelona

Smoked squid

Duck Enchillada

Poached egg with squid and ink

Bermuth: Vibrant, loud but atmospheric bar/restaurant serving all kinds of traditional Spanish Tapas, such as pan con tomate, croquetas, patatas bravas etc. Price Range: 4-8€ for a portion of Tapas Good to Know: 1. Reservation only from 6 people onwards 2. The peppers with goat cheese, the boquerones and the pan con tomate is very recommendable.

Plaça Comercial, 1, 08003 Barcelona

Pan con tomate


Nomad: Hipsterish coffee place with great coffee. We chose an espresso base from the three on the board and ordered them as a flat white. Was perfect! 
Price Range: 2€ for a flat white – that’s unbeatable!

Adress: Passatge Sert, 12, 08003 Barcelona

El MagnificoAlso a good coffee place, more traditional and you can buy plenty of roasts to take home. Loved the cafe con leche with the little on the side.
Price Range: 1,6€ for a medium cafe con leche.

Adress: Carrer de l’Argenteria, 64, 08003 Barcelona


Lukumas: Finally! Great, fluffy donuts (filled or not) in Raval. We had one with passion fruit glaze and one filled with chocolate and a resin glaze. 
Price Range: 2€ per donut.
Good to Know: They have a siesta (closed) between 13.30h and 16.00h.

Adress: C/ Torrent de l’Olla, 169, 08012 Barcelona

Passion fruit glazed donut on top and donut with resin glaze and chocolate filling on bottom


Croq & Roll: A quite new restaurant serving mainly Spanish croquetas with many different fillings. My fav’s were pork marinated in beer and chestnut & sweet potato. Its quite a big restaurant so don’t worry about seating. 
Price Range: 1,20€ per croquette. 
Good to Know: 1. Their fillings change every week 2. They also serve quiches and other small dishes.
Adress: Travessera de Gràcia, 233, 08012 Barcelona

La Fabrica: Little take away place for Empanadas. You can have them warm, ready to eat, or take a bunch of them home. I only tried the one with spicy beef and I liked it a lot.
Price Range: 2€ per piece
Plaça de la Llana, 15, 08003 Barcelona

La Botifarra de Santa Maria: A little shop selling lot of different kinds of Manchego, Fuet and Llonganissa. Brought a of these back to Paris – all of their products are delicious!
Price Range: 3€ for a Fuet, 5€ for a big piece of Manchego
Good to Know: Try the drier Manchego, lying right at the counter. So good.
Calle de Santa Maria, 4, 08003 Barcelona

Cafe del Sol: Last but no least, a cafe I like to visit every time I am in Barcelona, even though it appears to be a bit touristy. But their patatas bravas and the spot itself is perfect to enjoy the Barcelonian sun. 
Price Range: 2-6€
Good to Know: Have a Clara (beer with lemonade) and some patatas bravas and your afternoon will be perfect.
Adress: Plaça del Sol, 16, 08012 Barcelona

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