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Barcelona for 6 days- restaurant suggestions?

idyllb | Oct 4, 201105:30 AM

Hello all, I'm planning a trip to Barcelona for 6 days. I love to eat and I was not a fussy eater that is until recently I had high cholesterol levels which made my doctor to put me on a cholesterol-free diet. Still since I'm going on a trip, I'll certainly bend the rules a little bit but I don't want to overdose it all the same. So, I guess for me that rules out Cinq Sentits which is really a shame but that restaurant's menu is like the equivalent of my cholesterol avoid list. So, I made a list of restaurants and I would love to hear your opinion.
-For tapas: I'm thinking Comerc24 and Quimet Quimet
-For catalan food: Fonda Gaig or Sant Joan- which one would you suggest?
-I love small restaurants with young chefs who specializes in meat- so I'm planning to try Caldeni.
-I want to go to one good classic traditional fish restaurant. I'm thinking Botafumeiro. However I'm unsure about the bill- just how expensive it is? For a dinner, three people 2 starters, 3 main and one dessert shared with a bottle of wine for example? My other option is Els Pescadors.
-My mother wants to have paella even if we know it's not a Barcelona specialty. I looked at the boards here and I've came up with three names: Kaiku, Can Ros and Can Majo. Which one should I go for paella?
-We will go to an Italian restaurant. So far I could only come up with Xemei. Is it good?
-For Basque food, I'm really not sure about it. I love Basque cuisine, I love Chez l'ami Jean and Le Troquet in Paris. But as I understand, in Barcelona it is mostly tapas what they mean by Basque? For example is Taktika Berri really different in menu from lets say Comerc24? If so, I would like to try it. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I really need some suggestions. I will be staying at Casa Camper so some nights or for some lunches, I will grab some snack at the hotel as it is for free. Thanks!

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