Thank you to all of you who posted. I loved Pintox in Boqueria and I agree that it is a must for any foodie. Boqueria was also a highlight and I convinced my group of slightly picky eaters to spread out and come back with 1 food stuff to combine into a large al fresco dinner. It was delighful. We also stopped in at Venice to try the NYTIMES so-called best sandwich in the world. The bread was excellent with a very cripsy crust and the jamon iberico was also very good. I slathered mine in mustard, not to everyone's taste, but it was delicious with a cold beer on our hotel terrace. Some of my companions added cheese to their Venice sandwiches from our collection of cheeses from Boqueria.
We also went to La Taxidermista because we were on Las Ramblas and hungry. I shared a very reasonably priced bottle of cava with a companion and had the hummus and olives. The hummus was perfect and not at all runny. The olives were good, though I preferred the spicey olives I picked up at Boqueria.
We had seafood down at the beach but it was not as memorable as I would have liked.
I am returning to Barcelona in two weeks and would love some feedback. We are there from Friday June 29th-Tuesday July 3rd.
We are planning a lunch at Cal Pep on Saturday June 30th (bad time? Sunday better?) and an anniversary dinner at Pasadis del Pep on Monday night. We would like to have one really delicious seafood lunch or dinner down by the water. Can someone recommend something? We will go back to Pintox definitely, and I would like to try Romesco because one of you recommended it. Beyond that we have a kitchen in our apartment and will just be hitting up Boqueria as often as possible.
Thank you all for all of your information.