I've been lurking on the board for quite a while as I plan my trip to Barcelona and San Sebastian for 31 August - 9 September. I could use some advice for restaurants my first night which is a Wednesday, in Barcelona, and my last night, which is a Thursday, in Barcelona.
Restaurants we want to hit include Tickets, Paco Meralgo (Sunday night), Cinq Sentits, Alkimia and Comerc 24.
1. First night -- We arrive Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. and will taxi to our apartment in L'Eixample on Passeig de Gracia itself, near the Passeig de Gracia subway station. I know we will be tired after flying in from San Francisco, and would love a casual neighborhood selection of tapas since I don't know how hungry we will be. Paco Meralgo comes to mind but I was thinking of saving it for our Sunday night dinner, so other suggestions in L'Eixample in that theme would be helpful.
2. Last night - we will be driving back to Barcelona from San Sebastian on Thursday and our flight leaves at 11 a.m. on Friday. We haven't booked a hotel yet for this night so ideally our restaurant would be casual and close to a hotel and on the side of town that is closer to the airport, to try and shorten our drive to the airport on Friday morning. Suggestions for a restaurant (and a nearby hotel)?
Thanks all. I am so excited about this trip!