We found and fell in love with Bar Mut, an intimate cocktail bar in Barcelona, over our kitchen table in New York City. Chef Albert Mendiola’s anti-promo video on the website is more like a Jim Jarmousch’s Vampire film “Only Lovers left Alive“, then an enticing view of his moody and delectable establishment.
In life, thankfully, the service is very warm and accommodating; as we were not familiar with most of the extensive local wine list, we received a very fun crash curse and tasting from the sommelier – without any attitude or up-sell.
The food was heavenly. In a city known for seaside taps, Barmut had he softest, most delicious octopus we found in Barcelona. Seriously. It was grilled to perfection with just enough fire flavor to enhance, not overwhelm. The paprika potatoes on the side are the perfect companion. My mouth is watering a little just remembering the dish!
header photo © Garrett Ziegler
If you are looking for an intimate wine bar in Barcelona, we highly recommend Barmut!
Some other quick notes on the menu:
Scallops with aioli -> perfect :)
The Pan con tomato was the 3rd best for us in Barcelona (we became a bit aficionado in our pursuit of the perfect Pan con Tomate !)
The gambas a la brasa, were pretty good, if you are a fan of the dish.
The Egg yolk carpaccio, with fried potato and shrimp we found a bit heavy.
A reservation is recommended, we found the best place to sit is one of the tall table. There is also outdoor siting for those lovely Barcelona nights :)
Bar Mut – an intimate wine bar in Barcelona
(34) 93 – 217 4338
Calle Pau Claris, 192, Eixample District 08037 Barcelona, Spain
12:30 – 24:00 Monday – Friday
11:30 – 24:00 Saturday – Sunday