The owners of this restaurant are from a renowned family restaurant in Vilanova, and they have come to Barcelona to bring a new concept to the big city: the Paella Club. While continuing with the idea of a menu featuring quality rice and fish dishes, customers who are too much in a hurry – or too lazy – to choose can opt for a Club, which consists of a quick starter and a rice dish, with dessert and wine included, all for a set price.
At this place – a mixture of shop and restaurant – you can eat good fish, right in the middle of Passeig de Gràcia. These beautifully-cooked dishes are a reminder that if the produce is good, then the meal will be perfect. They also have a set sushi menu.
This was an old bar in the port district of Taulat that members of Els Joglars actors’ troupe bought and cleaned up some 40 years ago. Then Josep Maulini and his wife purchased it, and turned it into the lovely spot it is today. It still has the air of a small-town bar, with its antique furniture that has been combined with modern decor. One delicious recommendation: grilled sardines in sauce, though they don’t always have them. Rice dishes are a staple on the menu, and they never disappoint.
This restaurant is the setting for the Iglesias family’s wonderful relationship with the finest seafood. The menu includes Cantabrian lobster with garlic, John Dory and txangurro crab cannelloni. And when it’s in season, they have the exquisite Bordeaux lamprey.
Xavi Ribó, founder of Cavamar, brought his culinary wisdom to where the beloved Teatre Malic used to be. La Gambeta specialises in salt fish, and especially for its prawns, brought in daily from Barceloneta. Also good pastas and risottos.
Tino Martínez, sailor and chef extraordinaire, has opened a unusual restaurant in Barcelona specialising in lobster: he has recovered the recipes of the lobster fishermen from the island of Tabarca, and he does so with a menu that includes lobster and rice cooked in the lobster stock.