In 2018 what was a local legend in Plaça d'Ibèria called Bodega Floren that served up more traditional fare was converted into Can Violín and started to offer an updated menu. But anyone afraid of change should face their fears and head in, and not only to branch out and try dishes like steak tartare, tuna tataki with kimchi mayo, duck cannelloni with truffle and mushroom sauce, or creamy seafood rice with red shrimp and crunchy seaweed. They've also got something for your more traditional side, with their patatas bravas, croquettes, 'bombas', various cold cuts and cheeses from all around Spain. Not to mention, there's an excellent daily set lunch menu.
For under €15 you can choose a starter (soup, salad, vegetarian options...), a main (fish or meat usually) and a home-made dessert. Speaking of tradition, on Thursdays there are featured rice/paella dishes, and on Fridays it's the noodly 'fideuà'. Everything is made with great care, using quality ingredients and plenty of local products. The cellar features cava, vermouth, Catalan wines and some from Rioja, Ribera de Duero and Ribeiro. Still not convinced? No worries, that leaves more room for us on the coveted terrace space.