Category Archives: Barcelona Bars and Restaurants

La Coqueta

On Wednesday I had lunch with Julia and Nookie in Barcelona. They took me to a charming bar called La Coqueta. Julia particularly likes this place because they cater for carnivores and vegetarians. I liked the look of the menú … Continue reading

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El Rovell Del Clot

I went out to Clot with Oli to visit the flea market – Los Encants Vells-Fira de Bellcaire, one of the oldest flea markets in Europe. Clot is one of the older suburbs of Barcelona, dating back to Medieval times, … Continue reading

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Mercat de la Llibertat

Having come up to Gràcia several times to visit Mercat de l’Abaceria, I discovered that it closed on 21st July and will be renovated – which means demolished and rebuilt. This is a great shame since pretty much all the … Continue reading

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Bodega E. Marin

While I was walking round Gràcia looking for markets and restaurants, I came across Bodega E. Marin, a fantastic old bodega. In Spain these are wine shops/cellars, which may also sell groceries, but the focus is on wine. Through the … Continue reading

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La Cerveseria

I cycled up to Gràcia (once a village in it’s own right, but now a suburb of Barcelona) today, in search of Mercat de l’Abaceria, the oldest market in the barrio, but sadly it was closed. It’s possible that it’s … Continue reading

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Ófis

On Tuesday I went to Ófis for lunch with Oli and Silvia. This is a cozy little restaurant with seating for about 30 people max, so I booked in advance by phone. According to Time Out, it is Argentinian/Italian cuisine … Continue reading

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Can Punyetes

After our walk up to Sarria and visit to Mercat Galvany, we were hungry, so Silvia suggested lunch at Can Punyetes, just round the corner. Can Punyetes is an old school Catalan taverna, with charcoal grill. It has beautiful art … Continue reading

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