Hi, I'd be interested to know which places In Barcelona you could recommend for a reliably good paella. It's a question I get asked a lot by visiting friends and family, and I'm never really sure what to suggest. If it's Thursday lunchtime I'll often say Morryssom's or El Roure.
Though we occasionally go out for an arros (either Catalan or Alacant) or risotto, being resident we don't often go out for a paella as such— except when served as part of a menú del día. We more usually make paella at home, or with friends—much more fun—and considerably cheaper.
I've dined at Set Portes a fair few times (but paella only once) and I've heard La Bombeta is good for the price, and so too Kaiku and Can Ros. (I've not [yet] eaten at these places). But, wandering around, as I do, it seems a lot of paellas are way over-priced (sometimes as much as €35 per person).
My sister and her husband are visiting July and she loves paella—and we've often cooked a paella together—but she's tried my paellas (and fideuas) a hundred times, and though I'm intending to take her to El Vell Sarria [http://bit.ly/LocSqb] for a traditional Catalan arros, I want to point her in the right direction for a reliably good paella.
Thanks for your suggestions.