Hoja Santa

Albert Adrià and Paco Méndez teamed up to create a Mexican restaurant that transmits the experience of being and eating in Mexico. Photos: moitorne.com The name Hoja Santa is taken from a bush native to Mexico that has fragrant leaves used in Latin cuisine. Chef Paco Medina (formerly of El Bulli and Tickets) leads the … Read more

Bodega 1900

Bodega 1900

Photos: moitorne.com  Albert Adrià’s Bodega 1900 recalls the cherished local tradition of Sunday vermouth. Opened in 2013, Bodega 1900 is directed by Ferran Soler in the kitchen and by Leo Vinitzki in the dining room. Situated across the street from Tickets Bar, Bodega 1900 is one of six projects that Albert Adrià has in Barcelona’s Poble Sec … Read more

Niño Viejo

Niño Viejo specializes in urban street dishes of Mexico, with delicious homemade tacos, antojitos and tortas as protagonists. The cocktail bar has an array of powerful concoctions where tequila and mezcal play a starring role. The restaurant was formed with the guidance of Albert Adrià and Paco Méndez, while chef Hugo Candeias leads the kitchen and … Read more

Enigma

Enigma is one of six restaurants clustered around El Paral·lel, lead by Albert Adrià under the umbrella of elBarri. The others are Tickets, Bodega 1900, Pakta, Hoja Santa and Niño Viejo. Enigma offers a tasting menu of over 40 dishes, drawing on influences from countries across the globe including Japan, Spain, Korea, and Brazil. The dinners last … Read more

Blue Spot

Blue Spot from the group En compañía de Lobos opened in June 2018, set in what is possibly the most spectacular terrace in all of Barcelona.

7 Barcelona Bars that Offer Free Tapas

Most bars in Barcelona do not offer a free tapas in the style of Andalusia or Madrid. However, there are a select few that treat customers to a delicious tapa with their drink. In this list we’ll explore the best that I have found.

El Canalla

El Canalla (the rogue) opened in 2011 and is situated in the heart of Sarriá near the church. The restaurant serves Mediterranean and market cuisine, using locally sourced products. Guests can enjoy both the sunny terrace and the “El Villano” lounge, ideal for meals and private events. The menu features meat, fish and vegetable dishes … Read more

Llop Restaurant

Tomàs Tarruella’s Llop (Catalan for wolf) is situated in a gorgeous space (formerly Carmelitas) in the Raval neighborhood, near La Boqueria market. In June 2011 Tarruella opened the first Barcelona restaurant of En Compañía de Lobos, Gallito. After Gallito came Green Spot, Palmito, Isla Tortuga, Gats and most recently Blue Spot. The cosy space features an open … Read more