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Rick Steve's Barcelona recommendations

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Rick Steve's Barcelona recommendations

hobbess | Mar 25, 2013 01:24 AM

I'm going to Europe for a vacation with some Rick Steves' guidebooks
but I wanted to get some feedback about his recommended restaurants for Barcelona in 2012.

And, if I know whether or not I can trust his restaurant recommendations for Barcelona, it'll give me some ideas if I can trust his restaurant recommendations for the other European cities I'll also be visiting.

In general, what do you think of his recommendations:

Lunch near Ramblas:
Taverna Basca Irati
Restaurant Elisabets
Cafe Granja Viader

Near La Boqueria Market:
Pinotxo Bar
Kiosko Universal
Restaurant la Gardunya

In Barecloneta:
La Mar Salada

In Barri Gotic:
Cafe de l'Academia
La Crema Canela

Tapas on Carrer de la Merce in Barri Gotic:
La Pulperia
La Plata
Tasca el Corral
Sideria Tasca La Socarrena
Cerveceria Vendimia

In Ribera District, near Picasso Museum:
Sagardi
Sagardi Euskal Taberna
Taller de Tapas
El Xampanyet

In Eixample:
La Rita
La Bodegueta
Restaurante la Palmera
Restaurant Flaunta
Cinc Sentits

Tapas Bars in Eixample:
Quasi Queviures
Ciudad Condal Cervecceria
La Tamoia

And, he also recommended turron at Casa Colomina, Churros con Chocolate at Granja La Pallaresa, and homemade chocolate at Fargas.

I'm not expecting this list to be the best possible restaurants in the city. But, I'm looking for good, tasty food that's going to be near the tourist attractions.

With limited time, I'm not going to go see a tourist attraction and then make a separate trip all the way across the city for lunch if there's no nearby tourist attraction near lunch spot.

Are there any places on this list that stand out as really good, or something to avoid at all costs?

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