Eating in Barcelona: A Special Guest Post from Olala Homes
This week we have a special guest post from our friends and fellow foodies at Olala Homes, a vacation rental company in Barcelona! Olala Homes offers travelers the chance to stay in Barcelona in beautiful apartment rentals, easily accessible by public transportation. Many of their rentals are located near the Santa Eulàlia and Torrassa Metro stops, a short distance from Plaça Espanya. Olala Homes is telling us some great spots for drinking and eating in Barcelona that are conveniently located in this area. You better come hungry!
Bar Serra is a tapas bar “de toda la vida” according to the locals, translating to “lifelong.” This bar is a neighborhood staple that brings people back for their juicy burgers and tasty tapas. This is a great place to enjoy a cold, Spanish beer accompanied with a tasty snack and relax. Also, Bar Serra is known for its unique decorations, as there are caricature drawings covering the walls. It’s worth the visit just to check out all the fun and interesting artwork inside the bar! If you want to get a real taste of the neighborhood, Bar Serra is where it’s at.
Adress: Carrer de Santa Eulàlia, 100
For cuisine that’s a bit more elevated, you should try Mitja Galta, another neighborhood favorite. Catalan cuisine gets a modern twist at this little place, that’s equally known for it’s delicious food and friendly service. During the week, you can take advantage of their 3-course lunch menu that will cost you less than 12€ and features many tasty Catalan dishes. The owners of this restaurant pride themselves on being a neighborhood establishment, and it’s one of the many reasons that locals love this place. Mitja Galta’s creative take on Catalan cuisine is a true gastronomic experience!
Address: Carrer de la Constitució, 181
For those traveling with families, El Farolito has something for everyone and its menu is kid-approved. Enjoy Barcelona classics like a mouth-watering paella, fresh seafood, or a bomba Barceloneta. The atmosphere is warm, friendly, and casual. You can enjoy your meal in the restaurant or under the Spanish sun out on the terrace. With a wide variety to choose from, El Farolito is a great choice for larger groups eating in Barcelona so that everyone can find something they like.
Address: Carrer de la Unió, 31
Pecat Restaurante Coctelería
If a great cocktail is what you seek, look no further that Pecat Restaurante Coctelería! This bar is the ideal place in the neighborhood to go out for an amazing cocktail or drink. By day, you can get a simple and typical Spanish breakfast, but by night you can order any number of drinks and cocktails in a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Since cocktails can be quite expensive, rest assured: prices at Pecat are very reasonable and the drinks are good quality. You can also order some simple snacks and tapas to accompany your drink of choice.
Address: Carrer de Jacint Verdaguer, 24
Sample fresh, Mediterranean cuisine in the Santa Eulàlia neighborhood at El Racó. Mediterranean cuisine is based on using the freshest, local ingredients like fruits, veggies, seafood and meats. You’ll find a sampling of the region’s favorite dishes like crisp and hearty salads, creamy risottos, and mouth-watering pastas. Of course, El Racó has several classic tapas like patatas bravas, buñeulos, and croquetas. And when eating in Barcelona you can’t forget the wine and vermouth! No meal is complete without the perfect accompanying drink, and there are many to choose from. Try the vermouth, a Barcelona favorite.
Address: Carrer del Treball, 27
Muxía 2 Bar-Restaurant
At Muxía 2, you better come hungry! You definitely get your money’s worth at this restaurant since the portions are quite generous and the quality is great. Try some tapas to share like pulpo a la gallega, chocos fritos, and pimientos pimientos del padrón. This is a great place for a group since the plates are big and you can sample several tapas to enjoy different things. You’ll leave with a happy belly and a happy wallet!
Address: Carrer de l’Aprestadora, 113
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