Casal de Catalunya

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Housed on the premises of a grand old neighbourhood theatre, Teatro Margarita Xirgu, the waiters and waitresses at this classic restaurant ferry impressive fish dishes and huge round tortillas, yellow as the sun, to the far corners of a room brightened by Miró prints, candlesticks and bunches of yellow flowers. The small plates are fine, if not revolutionary, but the real star is the paella, a huge, steaming lemon-infused platter laden with flavourful mussels and prawns.

The suckling pig is a great treat too - order half between two (AR$160) and marvel as the server neatly carves up the little fellow with the edge of a plate, chop chop chop. If you're heading to see a show at the Teatro Margarita Xirgú next door, this is the place for a pre-theatre something from the mouth-watering tapas-and-drinks matching menu: jamón serrano with Spanish sherry; boquerones with aïoli and chardonnay; and fresh oysters with - what else? - a bloody Mary.

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Casal de Catalunya details

Chacabuco 863,
entre Estados Unidos e Independencia

Area San Telmo

Transport Bus 10, 17, 22, 29

Telephone 011 4361 0191

Casal de Catalunya website

Open 11am-midnight Mon-Thur; 11am-1am Fri, Sat; noon-5pm Sun

Main courses AR$45-$125

Casal de Catalunya map

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