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Cafe de L’academia – Barcelona

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Located in a small square close to Jeaume station, this place was recommended to us by our cooking class teacher. It is quaint inside and there is a nice terrace outside with a few tables – although it was pouring rain the day we went so everyone opted for the inside option. The brisk business […]

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Tags: barcelona · Inexpensive

Cerveceria Catalana – Barcelona, Spain

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

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 […]

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

Cook&Taste Cooking Class – Barcelona

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments

This class was a great way to learn how to cook some traditional Spanish dishes while gaining a greater appreciation for their food. Our teacher used to be a chef at a high-end restaurant but wanted to take a break and try something new and she is great at it.

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Tags: barcelona · Favorites

Chardonnay – Barcelona, Spain

January 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

This gothic area restaurant was recommended to us by our bike tour guide. He recommended the menu of the day – which is usually a good deal at most restaurants. For 10.50 Euros, we got to choose from a few selections of a first plate and second plate, followed by dessert and coffee with one […]

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Tags: barcelona · Inexpensive · Spain

7 Portes – Barcelona, Spain

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Open since 1836, this is still a highly regarded restaurant in Barcelona. On perusing the menu, the house specialty is paella parellada and certain seafood dishes. Of course, we had to try the paella parellada, which came highly recommended by a local person. Paella is so often a tourist trap that it takes a little […]

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Tags: barcelona · Spain · Special Occasion

Xurreria – Barrio Gotic, Banys Nous – Barcelona

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments

So – after reading a blog about churros – we hunted down the Xurreria (the Catalan spelling of churreria) on Banys Nous in the Bario Gotic (I don’t know the exact address but it is a few doors down from a milk bar called La Granja (c/ Banys Nous 4, Gotico)). Twice we went by […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · barcelona · Cheap Eats

Bubo – Barcelona

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments

This is one of the best patisseries in Spain and can hold its own around the world. In fact, it is famous for the world’s best chocolate cake, an award that pastry chef Carles Mampel won a few years ago. Try the chocolate cake or for that matter any of the other beautifully presented desserts […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · barcelona · dessert · Favorites