Bar Victoria (revisitado)

bar victoria

bar victoria

August 15th, 2013

I got up early and set off for Barcelona with friends for a weekend of eating and drinking and a strong desire to revisit La Festa de Gràcia, a spectacular street festival that I haven’t seen in 21 years.

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c/ de la portaferrissa

We got in at 13.45 and I was starving, so having dropped off our bags, a menu del dia seemed like the perfect option. However, the fixed price, 3 course menu del dia is generally only served on regular working days and today’s a bank holiday, fortunately Bar Victoria is different and provides 3 courses with wine, all the time, for about 11€, even at night!

gazpacho

gazpacho

I was delighted to find Gazpacho on the list of first courses. I really wanted typical Spanish food and since it was about 29º C with 75% humidity, cold vegetable soup was perfect.

croquetas de bacalao

croquetas de bacalao

Even more exciting, was my second course choice, Croquetas de Bacalao – these are very popular salt cod croquettes, deep fried to perfection. Served here with fries, grilled red pepper and allioli.

rosada

rosado

To keep ourselves cool we drank a couple of bottles of rosado (Spanish rosé).

crema catalana

crema catalana

For pudding I had my favourite, Crema Catalana – the Catalan equivalent of crème brulée, which generally contains more citrus and cinnamon than the English and French equivalents.

carajillo

carajillo

To set me up or finish me off, I ordered a Carajillo de Cognac, an espresso topped up with  brandy – named by Spanish troops fighting in Cuba who drank coffee with rum for courage (coraje).

We left the Victoria at about 17.30, giving us an hour for siesta before marching up the hill to Gràcia

Restaurante Victoria is at: Carrer dels Angels, 8, 08001, Barcelona

Other visits:

October 15th, 2011
April 21st, 2012

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25 Responses to Bar Victoria (revisitado)

  1. Ruth says:

    What a lovely and delicious menu. I especially like the look of that dessert!
    thanks for sharing your meal, MD.

  2. Tessa says:

    What a pretty golden colored gazpacho! And that Crema Catalan, delish!

  3. Hope you’re having fun – you ordered all my favourites! Enjoy the “Festa” 🙂

  4. yum yum yum splendido!

  5. Okay. Must make gazpacho this week. And croquetas….you’ve put me on a mission! Now I need your recipes…Enjoy the trip…que dizfrutes…

  6. andreamynard says:

    What a delicious lunch and such great value! I want to go to Barcelona!

    • Mad Dog says:

      The Victoria is always great value, but that was probably my favourite meal there ever. Do check my blog for restaurants if and when you go, I’ve made a big effort to find the best ones for lunch time menus 😉

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    You really do find the best places to eat, MD. This meal is no exception. And a citrus-flavored brulée, in any language, would be delicious.

  8. Karen says:

    I would have ordered exactly the same thing and what a terrific price.

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