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old fashioned rustic restaurants/tapas bars

if anyone knows "sa premsa" in palma you will know the type of place i like.

if not, it is an old rustic restaurant ,big wooden tables etc and serves fabulous food and very cheap, no plastic in there!

does anyone know of similar types in barcelona?

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1. Re: old fashioned rustic restaurants/tapas bars

Hi,

if you like meat and lots of it La Parra should be right up your street, its in an old converted coach house, and specialises in traditional rural Catalunyan cooking, especially meat dishes grilled over a wood fire. The leg of lamb is said to be the best in the city. When I was there a very small young woman was attacking a full leg of lamb with a chef's knife and she was still working her way through it when we left. All the dishes are grilled with aromatic herbs, served on wooden platters and accompanied by a large slice of pa amb tomate or potatoes baked in the chimney.

www.bcninternet.com/restaurants/details.php…

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2. Re: old fashioned rustic restaurants/tapas bars

I did not try very many places but here is my favorite tapa route. All these places are near to each other so it is easy to do. I gathered the info from various forum posts and from locals.

Start at

La Socarrena

Carrer de la Mercè 21

(or nearby Casa Del Molinero)

with Asturian cider (sidra natural or sidra trabanco)

and cabrales

(strong blue cheese)

the bar-tender should show you how to pour cider over your head

in front of a wooden bucket

then go to

Bodega la Plata

Bar La Plata

Mercè 28, Barcelona

get the fried sardines

and wine (a bottle costs something like 4 euros)

then go to

Tasca el corral

Carrer de la Mercè 17, 08002 Barcelona,

and get chorizo del diable which is chorizo

served burning in alcohol. you cook it on your table.

get jamon bellota with "pan con tomato, tostado"

there is a special drink called "leche de pantera" or "leche de pantera rose", it is milk cocktail with alcohol. sold by the bottle.

finally, go to

Bar Celta

C/ Mercè, 16, 08002 Barcelona, Spain‎ - 933 150 006‎

and get pulpo galego (galician style octopus)

a glass of albarino from galicia (bottle is expensive!)

or a glass of cava (or bottle if you can handle it)

their pimientos de Padrón is also famous

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3. Re: old fashioned rustic restaurants/tapas bars

My 1st thought when I saw your thread title was ulugeyik's 1st recommendation, although we know it as La Succarena.

There's a photo here which I have to say doesn't really give a definitive answer ...

avengerpenguins.com/gallery2/main.php…

and another here to give you an idea of the inside ...

avengerpenguins.com/gallery2/main.php…

That's me in the background with sidra and bucket.

I wouldn't say that it's particularly cheap but the food has always been good when I've been there. I've tried most of the other places recommended by ulugeyik as well. They're all close together and so a stroll down Carrer de la Merce should give you the chance to find somewhere that will suit.

i've yet to try Doffcocker's recommendation but it sounds worth a look.

Edited: 23 July 2010, 13:31
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4. Re: old fashioned rustic restaurants/tapas bars

Vinateria de Call might also fit the bill. Again, I wouldn't describe it as cheap, but it's not particularly expensive, either.

Photos here ...

avengerpenguins.com/gallery2/main.php…

Click the thumbnails for the full image.

Edited: 23 July 2010, 13:38
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5. Re: old fashioned rustic restaurants/tapas bars

Chris, always thought about going in there but never made it yet.

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6. Re: old fashioned rustic restaurants/tapas bars

Not bad for a quiet/romantic type meal jon, less good for a lads night out.

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7. Re: old fashioned rustic restaurants/tapas bars

what is the price range for La Parra restaurant?

Edited: 26 July 2010, 22:21
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8. Re: old fashioned rustic restaurants/tapas bars

Hi,

It obviously depends on what you order, but its lower mid-range rather than expensive average maybe around 30€

There are some photos of it here and if you click on 'Ver Carta' you can see a menu (don't know how current this is)

…salir.com/la_parra-c__joanot_martorell_3

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