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Barcelona - five nights & food balls ?


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Barcelona - five nights & food balls ?

willowan | Sep 1, 2009 01:37 PM

Hi all

Am staying at Casa Camper ( calle elisabeth no11 ) for my first stay in Barca - five nights in September - a Sunday to Thursday trip.

Would appreciate some help with the following questions, in my quest for chow perfection !

1. Has anyone had the food balls which I believe from some posts they sell next door to our hotel ? Any good ? Worth it just for the experience or avoid ?

2. Is Nou Celler as good as posts here suggest ? - any need to book or just turn up ?

3.. Are there any great places to eat near to our hotel ? happy to walk 20 - 30 minutes if other areas have more to offer

4. How should I split my five nights so as to sample best of what the city has to offer ?

Ideally I would like to try a real mix of places as it is our first time in Barca - with the usual caveat of wanting to avoid touristy places unless they are 'do not miss' spots.. So recs for

- Best moderately priced place
- Best place for beer , tapas and friendly vibe
- Best authentic Catalan food
- Best places for squid
- Best places for pig cheeks
- Best non Spanish place - just to mix it up a little ! - my partner is a big fan of Italian food
- Best neighbourhood for just wandering and picking somewhere at random
- Best place which has great food and is not a rip off despite having a great view !
- 'Do not miss' place for our last night ( up to 100 euro on food, say ? )
- Any no smoking places - just to wind my girlfriend up ?!

5. Anyone have a decent link to a Spanish/catalan/english foodie translator

Please bear in mind....

The woeful state of the UK pound versus the Euro - so nowhere mind numbingly expensve please !

Thanks in advance for your help.

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