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Cerveceria Catalana – Barcelona, Spain

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Cerveceria Catalana - Barcelona

Cerveceria Catalana is a pretty good place to try tapas. Just don’t arrive like we did at 12:30 pm and mistakenly think that the pito (the small sandwiches piled along the bar) are the tapas. In fact, that is the breakfast food and as we sat there – all the pito were cleared out to be replaced by plate after plate of tapas.

Unfortunately, by that time, we were already semi-full so we only tried three of the smaller tapas – which were decent but nothing special (although I think most of the little tapas are nothing special – just tasty little morsels to accompany your drink). While we were sitting there eating, a local walked in had a beer and two tapas (his lunch) and left.

Due to the breakfast/lunch confusion, we ended up ordering two things from the menu . One which was pretty good – the tapas bravas huevos (potatoes topped with a sunny side up egg and some sort of garlic red sauce) and one not so good – calamares romana (deep fried squid rings). Then we ordered three of the little tapas since we couldn’t resist them as they were piled along the bar. If you can, get a seat at the bar, it is more intersesting and much easier to pick out your food.

The service is fast and efficient. The restaurant is reasonably nice inside with a bar out front and tables in back. Added bonus – there is an English menu.

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Cerveceria Catalana
Mallorca 236
Barcelona, Spain
Tel: 93 216 03 68
Cost: Inexpensive, each tapa 1.30Euro, total of 17.10E for 2 large dishes, a small sandwich, 3 tapas and 2 waters
Verdict: Pretty good place to try tapas if you happen to be shopping in the area, the tapas are no-frills and fresh with decent turnover because it gets quite busy with both tourists and locals, English menu available

Tags: barcelona · Cheap Eats · Kid-friendly · Tapas

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