Wine-lovers in Spain have never been so grateful to Sergi-Ferra Salat's ingenuity at Monvínic. The reason being? An enviable wine cellar, saturated with wines from all over the world handled by a knowledgeable sommelier crew who care for their wines more than their lives. Catalan-inspired tapas and a short and sweet menu of quick-bites features alongside the extravagant wine menu. Although you'll love the small plates listed, the hero at Monvínic is wine, wine and some more wine!
Opened in 1786, check out the walls, adorned with documents, photos, and paintings that record its long and illustrious history and that immortalize the famous guests they've served over the years. As for the food, it is entirely homemade, traditional Catalan fare, like cannelloni, Spanish tortilla, meatballs with cuttlefish, duck with plums, and fried cod in generous portions. The restaurant fills up every day with regulars and curious tourists alike.
Set on a nook behind the impressive Barcelona Cathedral, Bun Bo Vietnam is a fabulous option for famished tourists and locals alike. If you are a fan of Vietnamese cuisine, then all the more reason to visit this place. A part of its ceiling is festooned with colorful lanterns which is reflected on their menu cards as well. A Vietnamese rickshaw as a decorative element and other ornamental fixtures adorning the restaurant add a cute touch. Their fare is a spin on Vietnamese food and is refreshing. Try their dishes like Bánh mì, Bún bò Hué, Bánh Xèo, Pho and Thit gà voi xoai (chicken strips in caramelized sauce with mango. Complement your meal with cocktails or sangria. You can also indulge in some people watching by dining alfresco at their terrace.
Black Horse is the quintessential sports pub that offers everything related to sports and recreation to its diners. The entertainment ranges from live gigs to pub-quizzes and play-station games, darts and live matches. Get comfortable with a pitcher of beer or a quarter of whiskey and join in the revelry over the latest win or play a game of backgammon, cards or chess. Truly an English pub, everyone is friendly and knows everyone else here. The crowd is young and mostly is a mix of Spanish and English. Be sure to take in the beauty of this 16th-century building while here.
A quaint and elegant restaurant tucked away into a corner of the eponymous street, Pau Claris 190 features an interior bathed in soft lighting emanated by the quirky bulbs and chandeliers. Neatly laden tables are set at regular intervals in a space where the aromatic scent of flavorsome food wafts in the air. The eclectic menu is an assortment of delicacies cooked to perfection, and you can pick from delights like homemade tofu paired with miso gravy, lobster risotto, succulent rack of lamb and duck breast. The constantly changing menu ensures that guests are surprised with something innovative and novel each time they visit. For dessert, you can indulge in decadent treats like chocolate cake and pistachio ice-cream. Pair your meal with your choice of wine from an extensive selection. Be it a family dinner or a romantic date, this spot caters to every occasion.
Located in the Gothic Quarter neighborhood, the architectural and cultural center of Barcelona, Xarcuteria La Pineda is a landmark charcuterie in the Catalonian city. Owned and run by the family of Mr. Florencio Mir since 1930, this charcuterie is especially renowned all over Catalonia for its cold cuts, meat produce, canned food and the wide variety of cheese. They also have an extensive sandwich and tapas menu featuring Bellota Ham, Iberian Pork, Horse Beef Jerky, Galician Cheese, tuna and marinade tuna, potato chips, mussels, clams and razor shell, among others.
El Casal de la Nova Aliança situated on Carrer Bonaire is a restaurant and a bar with old-school charm. Fans of performing arts visiting the many theaters nearby make it a point to stop by here to grab a quick bite before or after their show. Apart from serving delicious sandwiches and a wide range of craft beer, El Casal de la Nova Aliança plays host to a wide range of private and corporate events in their premises. Concerts featuring talented artists and bands are also hosted here for the entertainment of the patrons.
Café Kafka in Barcelona is a cozy eatery that attracts tourists and residents for its delicious Mediterranean dishes. Upon entering, the first thing to notice is the eatery’s amalgamation of the classical and modern styles, as witnessed by the modern furniture juxtaposed with old paintings. Complementing the unique atmosphere created by the styles are the lamps hanging from the ceiling, which gives this place a warm and welcoming vibe. The biggest draw of this restaurant is the freshly cooked dishes. The chefs go to the market for shopping fish products and vegetables every day. Some of the exotic delights of Café Kafka includes Foie Poêlé, Beef Tenderloin Tartare, Kafka Babeuse Omelette and Loin of Iberian Pork. However, the one thing that you shouldn't miss here is the seafood that consists of classic recipes such as Rockefeller Oysters, Tuna Tataki, Grilled Octopus and Cod Confit. Apart from that, the restaurant also has multipurpose private rooms that are useful for private events. With a lot to offer, a meal in Café Kafka is an experience worth having.