What's not to like about it? The food? The atmosphere? The music? The service? The price?!!! Noise i Art brings all of that in spades. The menu has something for everyone, ranging from their version of patatas bravas, shrimp and vegetable tempura, chips and guacamole, quiches, empanadas, pastas, chile con carne and veal escalope to name just a few. Pretty much everything is well prepared - I've tried many of the menu choices and don't remember not liking anything, but the real star of the show is the restaurant's ecclectic design. Funky, fresh pink is everywhere, the table cloth is polka-dotted and made of something like a shower curtain, the hanging lamps at the bar are filled with electric green wax apples and best of all are the brightly-colored IKEA watering cans they serve their sangria from. A detail like that shows somebody was really thinking about the whole concept, and I commend them for it! Perhaps all of this sounds gaudy and tacky, but it fits together very well. Plus, the music is absolutely phenomenal: you're bound to hear eighties classics like "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "Take On Me," British pop like New Order and Depeche Mode, and the occasional techno remix of a Vivaldi song thrown in. That's assuming, of course, they don't have some other form of entertainment, like a DJ or a Madonna music video marathon projected onto the big screen. Since the co-owners always seem to be there, you can expect good service and you can definitely eat well for 20-25 euros. When I walk in here, I feel like someone went into my subconscious, withdrew my deepest stylistic affinities and physically materialized them all at once in the form of this place. Okay, so I'll admit that it's a bit special, but most people like it. Every time I've gone out in Gràcia with a group who (wisely!) let me choose the restaurant, I've taken them here. The result has always been pure delight.
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