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El Racó del Pernil

Restaurants, Catalan Eixample
El Racó del Pernil
©Victor Jane Llopis El Racó del Pernil

Taste cheeses and Iberian cured meats

It was 26 years ago that the emblematic Bar Stop closed down and was converted into a place to sample high-quality cheeses and Iberian cured meats, with the 'belota' ham (ham made from pigs that have been fed acorns ('belotas') to improve the flavour of the meat) deserving a special mention. This ham is still El Racó's jewel in the crown, but the business has evolved and today it's one of the best restaurants in the city in terms of the quality-price correlation. If you're looking to eat well for a reasonable price, this is somewhere to try. Care has clearly been taken in selecting quality products and the best Iberian delicacies, and creating home cooking along with an extensive wine list. The set menu is based on home-made dishes, which aren't overly sophisticated but are totally delicious, made using fresh, seasonal ingredients. It's crucial that you let yourself be advised by Manel.

Venue name: El Racó del Pernil
Address: Pl. Poeta Marquina, 5
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-11pm; Sat 8am-4pm
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