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Barcelona next week....Please review plans

ungs5 | Sep 7, 2010 12:03 PM

My husband and I will be in Barcelona next week. We will be staying at The Hotel Casta Furster.
First question....If we are flexible and do not mind up to half an hour wait, do we need reservations in advance and how much in advance?
We are not really lookng for very expensive, (100.00 per person up with experimental cooking). We are looking for great food in interesting settings, i.e., romantic, historic, just good vibes rather than cold or non non- descript.. The night we get there is on a sunday so we do have reservations at 9:00 for Pacomeralgo since sundays most places are closed.

A friend suggested Windsor for lunch rather than dinner, . We are also thinking of:

EL Principal for dinner,

Botafumeiro ,

Cal Pep (do you advise tappas, ot the restaraunt? )

Genlonch ,

Speccio Lluis for one italian dinner just to have something different one night.

Asador de Aranda ( Tibidabo) although saw many bad reviews on TA and heavy lamb is not my favorite but I do enjoy other meat dishes and the buliding looks beautiful. Is the time it takes to get there woth it? I think we would take a taxi, Googlemaps shows a ten-15 minute ride from our hotel?

7 Portes ( TA people have advised it is not worth it, way to touristy yet I do see many good reviews and must admit the history and tradition do appeal as long as it is not a real tourist trap and the food will be delicious!

Need a reccomendation for one fantastic fish restaraunt, fresh, simple, maybe a water view but flexible on that.We definately want one outrageously fresh and good fish dinner , once read about a place in a small square, in an old house but do not remember where?

We do plan to try othe tappas places as we go.

So.... Any advise? Any that I have left out that I should experience. I know there are many, just want some opinions. Sitting outdoors, in squares and again personality, history , beautiful decor really wins us over! ( yup...that is how we decided on our Hotel...Casta Fuster!)

Thank you in advance. We always appreciate advice from those who have " been there...done that " !

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