Excellent home cooking at good prices. Ferran and his dynamic team provide excellent service. Marvellous rice dishes and fantastic steaks. One reason to visit this cosy spot is to try L'olleta d'Alcoi, one of Pepe Carvalho’s favourite dishes, which tops the Vázquez Montalbán menu.
Once a no-go area for tourists, the Raval is being transformed. Some of its gems have been around for years - Gaudí's medievalist Palau Güell was an early attempt at gentrification. But others are newer: the revival began in 1995 with Richard Meier's monumental MACBA, housing the city's main collection of modern art, and carried on in 2008 with the futuristic Barceló hotel.