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Mercat a la Planxa - review


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Mercat a la Planxa - review

ems | | Apr 20, 2008 06:53 AM

This place is great. I went last night with my wife and another couple. We had an 8:30pm reservation. We got there at 8pm and had a drink at the bar. The room is very nice - it's two levels and very open. We sat down right at 8:30pm.

We ordered a bunch of things and shared. The server said they would space out the dishes, which they did by bringing one or two at a time. Everything was great. Simple but very flavorful. We ate:

Assorted olives
Fried Peppers, Salbitxada & Sea Salt
Lobster Croquettes
Garlic Shrimp
Morel Mushroom Bomba Rice, Green Asparagus, Lemon Oil
Flatbread with Shrimp, Chorizo & Garbanzo Bean Purée
Braised Rabbit Agnolotti, Rosemary, Truffle-Chestnut Purée, Brandied Cherries
Chocolate cake and sorbet

We had a very nice Rioja for $60. The wine list looked very good and was very reasonably priced with bottles starting out under $40.

The food, atmosphere and service was just great. I highly recommend.

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