There's so much tourist fare to be had in Barcelona but if you want a really good meal with fantastic service I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better place than La Minerva.
We stumbled across this restaurant when taking a stroll a little off the tourist track up towards Gracias. We looked at the menu and thought it looked nice (I'm a vegetarian so it needed to cater for me too).
But we were surprised by just how good the food was - excellent, beautifully presented and prepared. I suppose the preponderance of locals was a good clue that the food was good value and well cooked.
Service is exemplary - old fashioned good service, miraculously performed by just one waiter, but nobody had to wait for their food - the pace of delivery and attention was just right.
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