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Tapas, food and drink in Barcelona

Food and Drink

In this post we are going to talk about one of the most popular dishes in Spain, and also of Barcelona. As Erasmus student in Barcelona, you must taste tapa and pincho. Visiting and sigh-seeing for sure could whet a sense of appetite.

Barcelona offers a wide range of different kind of restaurants and not only.. Walking down the Ramblas you can not resist entering at the Boqueria. It’s a really huge market in which you can find all sorts of good things from chocolate, candy and cookies to delicious fruit and famous Spanish chorizo. It has literally everything.

A restaurant that you could never miss is La Paradeta situated near Arc de Triomf. It’s one of the best fish restaurant in Barcelona. It’s suggested to go there earlier cause usually you can find a long queue. It’s very special because at the entrance you have a long counter full of fresh fish and then you can choose what you prefer: squids, lobsters, crabs, cods, salmon etc.. The dishes are usually plenty and delicious and the prices low, it’s a really good deal!

While if you are more interested in pizza, NAP is the best solution. Near the amazing Parc de la Ciutadella, in the Born area, is situated this typical Italian pizzeria. The advice is to reserve before going cause it’s usually crowded and then you could immediately delight yourselves with a super good pizza, being served by friendly and professional waiters.

And while you're at it, you need to try the all famous Tapas and Pinchos. The main difference between tapas and Pinchos is that the later one consist on a piece of bread held together with the ingredients upon it by a skewer, which is the exact meaning of “pincho” in English. The tradition says that at the end of the dinner, you get charged by how many skewers you have in your plate. You can find these cozy pinchos bars in Parallel, one of the most famous is called Pincho J. or at Cerveceria 100 Montaditos, which is an international chain of bars.


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