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Barcelona Help- Not high end but the low end and good stuff in between

Porthos | Feb 21, 201411:32 PM

Will be doing 3 days and nights in September. Already have dinners planned in Madrid, Valencia, and Alicante.

Not really looking for the high end molecular stuff. We're more interested in something that expresses the local cuisine and culture. Willing to pay for high end ingredients like canned seafood, percebes, cigalas, gambas rojas, local crabs, and other various crustacean and seafood.

We will be doing Hisop as our modern/Michelin star place. I picked it because it looks like there are still some nods to tradtional catalan cuisine (pork belly).

The line up currently looks like:

Day 1:

Lunch- La Boqueria lunch, Paella stall. Anything else must have?

Dinner- Tickets (willing to switch this out for something local or something interesting like roast suckling pig/goat). Have been to Bazaar so many times in LA I can't have another spheroidized olive or liquid mozzarella ball yet almost feel obligated to go.

Day 2:

Lunch- Quimet y Quimet for canned seafood. Any better options?

Dinner- Cerveceria Catalana. Saw this in a 2008 thread but looking at Tripadvisor photos, it looks like it may have gone touristy? Is it still good?

Day 3:

Lunch- Open.

I heard of a place where we can grab whatever seafood looks good from La Boqueria and have it cooked? Maybe also in La Boqueria? Does such a place exist or is it only in my dreams? Any suggestions here appreciated

Dinner- Hisop

Thanks in Advance!

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