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Cuines Sta Caterina – Barcelona, Spain

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Cuines Sta Caterina

(34) 93 – 268 9918
Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 16
08003 Barcelona, Spain

www.grupotragaluz.com

Open Hours:
9:00 – 23:00    Sunday – Wednesday
9:00 – 24:00    Thursday  –  Saturday

Inside the Santa Caterina Market, one of the less touristic food market in Barcelona, is Cuines Sta Caterina.  Yes, it appears slightly touristic at a glance,  but don’t let that keep you away.  It is a quality restaurant with real food, outdoor dining and a few different ways to eat; from standard tables to styled dining bars.

When planing our visit to Barcelona, were a bit disheartened to miss the Calçot season  (November – April).  This is one of the joys of the Catalan countryside.  We were very lucky to find the end of the harvest at Cuines Sta Caterina.

Calçots are a type of spring onions unique  to Cataluña, and traditionally they are grilled on high fire, wrapped up in news paper and then served on upside down terracotta tiles.  One eats them by completely peeling the the outer charred layer and generously dipping the onion in romesco sauce, it gets a bit messy but, my god is it really worth it!

If for nothing else, we will forever be in debt to Cuines Sta Caterina for allowing us this whet our appetite for this amazing culinary experience!

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Cuines-Sta-Caterina_009pimientos de padron
Cuines-Sta-Caterina_012 pan con tomate
Cuines_1Tabove photo tapas bar © Grupo Tragaluz
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Cornelia And Co – Barcelona, Spain

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 3.06.15 PMabove photo © Heather Merenda

Cornelia And Co

(34) 93 – 272 3956
Carrer de València
Eixample District
08007 Barcelona, Spain

www.corneliaandco.com

Open Hours:
12:00 – 1:00am  Monday – Thursday
10:00 – 1:00am  Saturday – Sunday

Cornelia and Co is a stylish deli style coffee shop/wine bar/ bakery designed by GCA architects. A lovely interior made up of decoupage chairs and rustic elements provide a nice backdrop for the best coffee we had during our Barcelona trip.

Stop by for a very easy atmosphere, a good cheese selection, lovely pastries and giant chocolate easter eggs!

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pathFoto3312above photo © GCA architects
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Bar Cañete – Barcelona, Spain

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Bar Cañete

(34) 93 – 270 3458
Carrer de la Unió, 17
Raval District
08001 Barcelona, Spain

www.barcanete.com

Open Hours:
13:00 – 24:00    Monday – Saturday

Bar Cañete is a wonderful Catalunian tapas bar.  It came highly recommended by a local bohemian foodie.  It is quite the institution, with their large kitchen staff, wonderful displays and very charming sommeliers.  The Bar is not to be confused with the Cañete Restaurant next door; where you need to make a reservation (which we did not do).

Bar Cañete was so good, we went twice during our short visit.  What stood out so far that it was ordered twice (each visit), was the cocas con tomato (toasted bread with tomato) that was the second best we had in Barcelona (after L’eggs)!

Other top dishes were the salmorejo Cordobez, a spectacular thicker version of the classic gazpacho, the bogavente (lobster) croquette, and the grilled artichokes with romesco.

We’ll let the photos do the talking .. but please be sure that Bar Cañete is worth seeking out!

Bar-Canete_005Salmorejo Cordobez
Bar-Canete_007  grilled artichokes with romesco
Bar-Canete_009Zamburiñas a small delicious scallop
Bar-Canete_014fricando de rap bolets (monkfish stew with mushrooms)
Bar-Canete_008grilled calamari sandwich with aioli
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Bar-Canete_011garlic and trumpet mushroom soup with a poached egg, a bit heavy for our palate
Canete1above photo © Bar Cañete