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Petit Pau

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Petit Pau
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After having cooked in prestigious restaurants around the world, the owner of Petit Pau is back in the Sants neighbourhood. In a small bar-size format, Petit Pau offers excellent cuisine, where there's nary a main course over €10. They're sticklers about cooking with seasonal food, and you'll always find the same deals at dinner as you do at lunchtime. Try such dishes as pintada (roasted guinea-fowl) with prunes and pine nuts, crests and sweetbreads.

By: Ricard Martín


Venue name: Petit Pau
Address: Espanya Industrial, 22

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 1pm-4pm, 8.30pm-11.30pm.
Transport: Plaça de Sants (M: L1,L5)
Price: €15-€25
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Our daughter is studying in Barcelona for a year and she found this remarkable restaurant  for our first visit. 

It is off the beaten track for tourist so we would never have found it without her recommendation , nor would 

we have expected so extraordinary restaurant in the very featureless street.

Once inside the neat, fresh and quite tiny restaurant we were very warmly greeted by the owner and his'slave' as he dubbed the genius in the open kitchen. A really clear exposition of the menu followed whilst 

we sipped the we gift of Cava . He guided our choices and then plied us with baskets of delicious breads and 

tapenard . Our starters were delicious . We four shared ceps with clams and a lobster risotto . Exquisite . Then I had a perfect fillet and also tasted lamb and the most wonderful duck breast . We could hardly believe how excellent it all was . The meal including a great bottle of red at 10e , a bottle of water , deserts and coffees came to 83euros for 4 people. We all left happy and determined to share this special place with our close friends.