Tomorrow is World Tapas Day!
We at Willamette Intl Travel love any excuse for delicious food.
A month ago, WIT Agent Nancy embarked on a cruise through the Mediterranean, kicking off the trip with a few lovely days in Barcelona.
She has some stellar recommendations for the next time you’re in the neighborhood:
Ciudad Condal was suggested by the front desk staff at the Citadines Ramblas and also by our guide from Spanish Trails the following day. Prices are very reasonable and food is excellent.
The wait staff asks if you are English-speaking. And if you are, they make sure your waiter speaks some English — and the menus can also be provided in English. We ate here twice; once inside and once at their outdoor seating area.
They are open 8am to 130am every day and don’t close at midday. You don’t have to wait until 9pm to go to dinner 🙂
We tried a variety of different tapas. Our favorites:
- Prawn skewers
- Beef tenderloin montaditos (small rolls of bread similar to a baguette)
- Patatas Bravas (crispy crusted potatoes in a yummy, spicy sauce)
ROCKSTAR RECOMMENDATION: Brie covered in peanuts with raspberry sauce (first time we shared; second time we each got our own order!)
Ambiance is Catalan. Wood floors, tables that are unsteady, loads of collectibles and kitschy stuff to catch the eye. Waiters are efficient and maybe a bit brusque, as the restaurant was busy. There was always a line out the door.
The drink menu was varied with sangria, wines, beers, cocktails, coffees, teas, sodas, etc. A bottle of good white Catalan wine was 12 euros.
Catalan is known for its Iberico ham and other charcuterie as well as their cheese. There was a wonderful market across from our apartment with loads of takeaway food, breakfast goodies, smoothies, wine, bread, soups–as well as “regular” grocery items.
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Learn more on Spain’s official website!
Does this post look familiar? That’s because we featured World Tapas Day on our blog in 2016! Read it here.
Portland Bites? Did you know that from June 12 to 18, you can join Spain on a culinary expedition right here in Portland? Explore Spanish gastronomy in small plates in select restaurants throughout Portland, and enter a chance to win a trip to Spain. (Toro Bravo, Bar Vivant, and more!) Click here to find out more.