Set in the historic Plaça Reial dating back to the 1848, Ocaña is named after painter, anarchist and LGBT activist, José Pérez Ocaña (1947-1983). Ocaña was a well-known figure on the Rambla and in Plaça Reial, then becoming the hub of a new urban counterculture.
Ocaña’s 1200 square meter space offers 2 different restaurants: the Café serving traditional Spanish cuisine and tapas and Ocaña DF, with food inspired from Mexico and Peru and cocktails of mezcal and tequila. On the basement floor there is a cocktail bar called Apotheke and a lounge, Bar Club Ocaña.
Ocaña café is open all hours, a place to enjoy a coffee, a vermouth or cocktail or have a meal. The menu includes classic tapas to share such as Almejas a la Plancha (grilled clams) and Pescadito Frito (fried fishes).
Ocaña DF serves classic and contemporary Mexican and Peruvian cuisine. Mexican artist Humberto Spindola and French graffiti artist Gérard Zlotykamien contributed to the colorful decor. Try the Ceviche con Pescado del Dia and the Margarita cocktail.
Apotheke means pharmacy in German and the cocktail bar features Moorish arches and floriform details. Mixologist Mario Greenfield worked in the trendy Mitte district of Berlin before arriving in Barcelona and offers temptations such as the Miss Moneypenny (Brooklyn Gin, Ocaña’s Buddha Hand Tincture, Dry Vermouth and Mon Chéri).
“They ask me if I’m a transvestite. I am not a transvestite, I am a theatre and my stage is the Rambla…”
José Pérez Ocaña
Address: Plaça Reial, 13-15, 08002 Barcelona
Phone: 936 76 48 14