Old-school Castilian is a surprisingly uncommon look among Barcelona’s restaurants, and the ging- ham tablecloths, oak barrels and cartwheels hung at Mesón Jesús are a novelty. The menu is limited and never changes, but the dishes are good and inexpensive to boot – try the sautéed green beans with ham to start, then the superb grilled prawns or a tasty zarzuela (fish stew). The waitresses are cheerful with a largely non-Spanish-speaking clientele, and especially obliging when it comes to dealing with children.
|Venue name:||Mesón Jesús|
Cecs de la Boqueria, 4
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 1-4pm, 8-11pm (Closed Aug.)|
|Transport:||Liceu (M: L3), Jaume I (M: L4)|
|Price:||Main Courses 12 €, Set Lunch 11,50-18 €|