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Barcelona - L'Anxoveta Tapas

Pan Amb Tomaquet | (Catalan for) Bread with Tomato (and olive oil)

We arrived early for lunch (too early for locals, I suppose) and snatched the only outdoor table available in front of the restaurant. Of course, our friends waxed poetics about trying this classic Catalan dish so we simply HAD to order it…didn’t disappoint!

Barcelona - L'Anxoveta Tapas

Fried calamari with freshly squeezed lemon juice

Barcelona - L'Anxoveta Tapas

The infamous Bomba

Barcelona - L'Anxoveta Tapas

We looooooove our bombas! L’Anxoveta’s version was good though we preferred the bomba from Tapas 24.

Barcelona - L'Anxoveta Tapas

Anchovies with artichokes

Mind-blowing. Definitely order this if you’re an anchovy lover like moi.

Barcelona - L'Anxoveta Tapas

Chorizo and crispy potato hash, topped with a fried egg

The dish took some time to come out of the kitchen so we were quite full by the time we could dig in…nothing spectacular, unless you really love your sausage and potatoes. I say skip it and order something else. 😉

L’ANXOVETA
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30AM–5PM, 7PM–12AM
Monday: Closed
L’ANXOVETA ON TRIPADVISOR

Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona

Casa Batlló – otherwise known as the “Dragon House”. Spectacular.

Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona

Park Güell. Gingerbread houses.

Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona

I may or may not have taken liberal artistic direction with this one. (LOL they look like extras for a Guardians of the Galaxy movie)

Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona

Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona

Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona

N was so impressed he took photos of everything everywhere.

Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona

La Sagrada Família. Iconic. Decades in the making. In a class of its own.

Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona

The other side of the church. Can you notice the different style of architecture?

Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona

Tree of doves.

Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona

Tapas 24 Barcelona

I arrived in Barcelona the night before N so when he finally reached the city and joined me, the first thought on our mind was…(predictably) food! Since our hotel was in the Eixample district, we weren’t short on choices. But our hunger held us hostage so we entered the first tapas bar we came across. Et voila! The rest is history. Quick, cheap, and delicious history that is. 😉 We had no idea the restaurant was such a big deal at the time. I believe Mister Carles Abellena (the “face” and owner of Tapas 24, and an ex-Michelin famed chef) has two sister locations, one in Montreal (rep rep!) and the other in Camp Nou (yes, that football stadium).

Pictured above: La Bomba de la Barceloneta | € 3.80 / piece | deep fried mashed potato balls stuffed with meat

Tapas 24 Barcelona

Berberechos with Salsa |€ 9.80 | gourmet canned cockles

Tapas 24 Barcelona

Braves | € 3.90 | french fries smothered in aioli and tomato sauce (add a fried egg if you wish!)

Tapas 24 Barcelona

Croquetes de Pollastre Rostit | € 2.20/piece | roast chicken croquette

Tapas 24 Barcelona

Of course, one cannot forget the espresso.

Not pictured: pinxo de xai alhucemas | lamb skewer (€5.80) – I forgot to photo this dish, but be sure to order it! So…good…mmm…

Jan/2017 Update:

Tapas 24 Barcelona Lamb Skewer

Found it! (Thank goodness for Snapchat huh…)

TAPAS 24 BY CARLES ABELLAN
Everyday: 9:00AM to 12:00AM
TAPAS 24 ON TRIPADVISOR

Mauri Barcelona - Croquettes

Tea Sandwiches, Quiches, Croquettes and Sweet Treats at Mauri

Mauri Barcelona - Sweets

All the sweets to choose from…

Croquettes - all day, any day, every day in Barcelona

When in Barcelona…the rule is to order croquettes every time you see it on the menu. Because. It’s awesome.

PASTELERIAS MAURI BARCELONA
Sunday – 09:00 – 16:30
Monday to Friday – 08:00 – 23:00
Saturday – 09:00 – 23:00
PASTELERIAS MAURI ON TRIPADVISOR