My husband, daughter (22 years old) and I are coming to Spain in late May after bidding on, and winning a stay in Madrid. We are starting the Spain segment in Barcelona, followed by Sevilla and Madrid. I've done my research only on Barcelona so far, so please help me with narrow down our choices. We're arriving by train on a Sunday night. We are staying at the Barcelona Catedral Hotel and will check in only around 9:00 pm. We are checking out early Wed. morning, so that gives us two breakfasts, two lunches and 3 dinners. Here's what I've got so far:
Sunday Dinner: El Vaso de Oro, or Paco Meralgo or Cuines Santa Caterina - all open Sunday night
Breakfast: Boqueria (Bar Pinotxo or Universal)?
Lunch: Paco Meralgo or Cal Pep
Dinner: Tapac 24
Breakfast: On the go
Lunch: Cinc Sentits or Comerc 24 or Inopia
Dinner: Tapas Crawl (please help me choose the best area)
Unfortunately, Cinc, Comerc and Inopia are all only open on the Tuesday we'll be there, so I really have to choose only one of them. None are open on Monday. Is Paco Meralgo too far to travel for lunch on Monday if we are going to be in the Barri Gotic area? We wanted to have some seafood paella on the trip but I haven't seen any glowing reports. Will there be an opportunity in Madrid?
We don't want to break the bank but in general we are open to spending a little more for one or two meals. We are just looking for fun experiences with great food. We are adventurous eaters but also really enjoy simple foods. Thank you for your recommendations!