We arrived at the wrong time -- the restautant opens at 7:30pm and we foolishly showed up at 7:50, not realizing that unlike the rest of Spain, people in Barcelona actually eat before 9. The result was that we waitedin line for about 40 minutes while those who had come for the first seating were served. There are two areas -- a bar with about 17 seats, and a back room with tables (for larger parties or those with reservations). Since we were standing behind the bar, we could see the food and decide what to order. They do not appear to have a menu, so take a look at what others are eating to help you decide. The line was very orderly, and the staff enforced the line order, ensuring no line-jumpers.
We ate at the bar -- nothing fancy -- it looks like your classic diner counter, but is definitely more fun than the dining room -- you can watch the food being prepared and if there is something that looks good, you can point to whatever looks good. We had almost exclusively seafood; shrimp with olive oil and garlic, clams, monkfish, calamari, and also the best grilled mushrooms I have had in my life. The fish is all fresh. The serve was very insistent that we eat the shrimp heads-- when we failed to do so, the main chef came over and opened them up and insisted that we try them -- it was like eating a taste of the ocean, salty, fresh, bracing -- okay, we followed directions after that.
Since there is no menu, be prepared -- the food is not cheap, and it is tempting to kerp ordering more dishes because they are so good. Table wine is cheap (2 euros a glass, or less than the 2.15 you will pay for a coke or a bottle water). Food and drink for two (before tip) came to 112 euros (or as my husband put it, the most expensive counter meal he'd ever had), but it was definitely worth it. We will be back.
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