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  • Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

    Going in two weeks. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Alan Gottlieb

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    Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

    Barcelona
    Depending on where you're willing to travel in and around BCN, you could check out the following: http://www.bcnrestaurantes.com/eng/b...rante=catalina

    The price fix was stellar. That stated, the chef personally served us because it was a slow night. Be prepared(I'm sure you're already aware) to start eating dinner at circa 9PM...that's when places open their doors.

    If you want to travel beyond BCN, then there are two restaurants that are pricey within reach that, again, I'm sure you're aware of: http://www.ruscalleda.com/principal.php?ididioma=en
    http://www.cellercanroca.com/PORTADA/intro.htm

    Have a great time,

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      Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

      Alan
      in Barcelona try Monvinic (great wine bar) and Vaso de Oro for tapas
      in Madrid try Taberna Laredo (make sure you book a table )
      ITB Brunello Producer

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        Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

        Thanks
        Alan Gottlieb

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          Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

          In Barcelona, for tapas two that we enjoyed were Cal Pep (small place, sit at the counter) and Cerveseria Catalana. We did not always wait for the late night dinners and Catalana was a great place for an early dinner. Tapas places are good for a late breakfast also.

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            Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

            For Barcelona:
            If you can't make it to Valencia then this is a great place for paella

            http://www.7portes.com/

            Also, for breakfast or merienda (that little snack between lunch and dinner) check out:
            http://www.pasteleriasmauri.com/

            Don't forget, lunch starts around 2, dinner is at 10.

            Have fun! Report back to us when you return!

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              Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

              The link to Mauri doesn't really work but if you ask Donde esta Mauri, anyone will know.

              cheers!

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                Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

                When visiting Barcelona, Inopia owned by AlbertAdria (Ferran’s brother) and Tapas 24 are 2 places worth visiting for tapas……………..Ifyou’re adventurous, La Zapateria in Madrid makes pig ears that are to die for!
                "Csalódott vagyok, hogy a kiküldött e vad szar hír"

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                  Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

                  www.jamonisimo.com in Barcelona is a great place for tasting a variety of Iberico Jamons. It's a deli with a few tables.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

                    just a couple more in Barcelona:


                    Seafood: Botafumeiro
                    - like stepping into a 70's James Bond movie (waiters in white tux, maritime 70's interior) Service is plentiful and excellent and seafood great. Dishes are classic and simple and simply great. Not cheap but good value.

                    Tapas: Taverna del Clinic
                    - super food - semi-modern with classic ingredients. Good wine list. Quite modern interior, a bit noisy and very little space, but it is still the right place to go!

                    I went to 7 Portes and left disappointed. Service was rude and indifferent. Too many bland dishes and wine serving temperatures were way off.

                    Disclaimer: I only went once to each of these places.

                    /Ulrich

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                      Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

                      Thanks to all.
                      Alan Gottlieb

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                        Re: Madrid and Barcelona Restaurants

                        FOr Barcelona: Inopia closed last summer. I'll second Tapas 24 and 7 Portes. I liked Cuines Santa Caterina's tapas bar also. But my dinner at Alkimia (a couple blocks from the Sagrada Familia) was one of the finest dining experiences of my lifetime, and I'd recommend it highly.
                        That's me, Graham Bowles, and my sweetie Kathleen on Valentine's Night 2010.

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