Heading to Barcelona in early September for four days. Have been pouring over the Chowhound boards and think I have a good idea of options and where to go. I still am having a hard time understanding how the timing will work (big lunches, siestas, tapas, late dinners, etc.), but hopefully once there we'll figure it out.
Take a look at what I have below and let me know your thoughts. I know I'm missing a fine dining/gastronomic experience but we are more fans of low key, local, great dining for great value. We get plenty of upscale dining in NYC so want a more relaxed time on our vacation. Also, it is my husband's birthday, so want to make sure we have good restaurant choices for that.
Arrive in a.m. Breakfast (but will feel like lunch) – Café Viena
Afternoon snack before jet lag nap – Foodball
After nap tapas – Ginger, anything else good in Barri Gotic/La Rambla? Or going to Montjuic and would hit Quimet i Quiment
Dinner – Tapac24 (chose this over Inopia)
Breakfast – La Boqueria
Early picnic lunch – Take picnic from La Boqueria to Parc Guell
Afternoon tapas after Saguarda Familia – Euskal Etxea, El Bitxo, Sagardi
Dinner – Café De L’Academia
Saturday (Husband’s Birthday):
Breakfast on the Go – good churros/cortado near Barri Gotic or Camp Nou (going on a tour)?
Lunch 13:30 – Can Majo (have reservation)
Dinner – La Mar Salada? Kaiku? Cerveceria Catalana?
Breakfast near Museu Picasso?
Lunch – Any of the tapas we didn’t get to go to on Friday afternoon? Cuines Santa Caterina? Bacl to Barceloneta (La Cova Fumada)?
Relax with a glass of wine at Vinya del Senyor
Dinner 21:00 - Paco Meralgo (have reservation - hopefully. Made it on the phone and I don't speak spanish, so we'll see!)