What is it? Back in the 19th century, the building that these days is home to a corner shop and a restaurant was a hostel that received travellers who arrived at night by carriage from Barcelona. The owners would aim muskets out of the narrow windows to protect their guests from bandits. But don't worry, today you can shop at Crespo and enjoy fantastic Mediterranean and Spanish dishes at Casa Trampa up in the Tibidabo area of town, mostly bandit-free.
Why go? For traditional local recipes like peas sautéed with ham, or Russian salad with Jabugo ham (a speciality here) mixed in. Rabbit with mushrooms, pig's trotters with green beans. An authentic 'alioli' (garlic mayonnaise). Mixed-meat croquettes, meatballs with tomato and vegetable 'pisto', or macaroni that will calm even the most bounce-off-the-walls children. All are done excellently here. This is a place where you can drink cava, or Priorat wine, or even mix a bit of soda into a table wine without being shot. A classic.