Spent a few days in Spain with GF in Barcelona and one afternoon in Malaga and the family in Sevilla.
Since most of the places have been reported many time, I will not go into details
We did not plan ahead that much in regards to restaurants, I had a big list, but we did not make reservations in advance and just wing it when it happened.
Can Cisa - Bar Brutal: This was one of the place we really wanted to go to because of the wine list which mostly contains Natural and Organic wines. The menu and restaurant style reminds me of Frenchy Bar in Paris. I will go back.
We ordered charcuterie and cheeses and very good wines.
The Brutal gang organised a wine tasting event with winemakers presenting custom made vintages for the Bar Brural; that was fun.
Senyor Parellada: While walking in the area, we walked in and made a reservation for the evening. the place is nice, fancy while not too fancy; service was very good, and so was the food; GF had a cold roast beef plate and I had fish and a huge snails first course !!! I had to work hard to get them out !!! FUN.
Nice Lunch: Cafe Del Sol (plaza del sol); where we had the best Patatas Brava of the trip and a nice plate of cold pork roast thinly sliced with paprika and humus.
OK Lunch : Euskal Etxea, classic and easy access after the Picasso museum; we stopped there because the weather sucked; GF had her first experience with the restaurant format.
Brunch: Café Federal (Carrer del Parlament, 39) Not traditional, but nice for a sunday brunch.
Sevilla: With all the family, it made things harder to find table for 6 outside a week before Semana Santa;
Casa Antonio "Los Caracoles" : We really liked the small snails; prepared with a lot of cumin.
Bar Europa (Calle Siete Revueltas, 35): Best meal of the week; modern tapas, good wine, good service, we got there at 9pm on a thursday night, nearly begging for a table!! we got lucky! Prawns wrapped in filo, Salmon tartare, Grille Cod with "fake" celeriac couscous ...
Don Carlos (Calle Gral. Polavieja, 18), Maybe a tourist trap, don't care, we were happy and menu had "easier" selections for GF; I had nice prawns a la plancha and best jamon.
Los Patios de Beatas (Calle Beatas, 43): On our last day in spain, after a quick museum quick run (Centre Pompidou and Museo Picasso) we were famished and that restaurant turned out to be our best meal of the trip. For some reason, we both had meat, nothing fancy, but very good; me, pork and GF beef !!
Antigua Casa de Guardia: We finished the day at this nice old bar; with no seating, we did not stay long, but long enough to try a few different sweet wines and a nice plates of mussels. I LOVE THE PLACE !!!