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Barcelona - Xamfra Gaudi' - quite close to Sagrada Familia


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Barcelona - Xamfra Gaudi' - quite close to Sagrada Familia

c oliver | Dec 8, 2012 11:51 AM

I'm late in writing about this as life is more important :) It's a very short walk from SF. I'm guessing they are full of tourists all day and into the evening but we were there after the church's lights had been turned off so it appeared to be locals.

This was our first meal in Barcelona and after being up for almost 24 hours we ate a lot more than we usually do or did the rest of the trip. We had eight tapas (four were half orders) and a bottle of cava for 44 Euros which was a heck of a deal. They were so nice that they insisted we have little chilled shots of orange Schnapps (I think that's what it was) and a slice of what I think was an olive oil, cornmeal cake. Pictures are attached.

We really liked this place. The food was very good and the service excellent. This was when we figured out that my very poor Spanish wasn't going to be a problem. Almost everyone we dealt with in BCN spoke at least some English, and usually better than my English. We were sure we'd be going back there during our nine days but, again, life interferes. I definitely recommend.

ETA: Just noticed that a lot of the things we ate I don't have pix of. Hmm. So we had jamon iberico, snails, padron peppers, little sausage, patates braves, pan con tomate, fried baby squid. Where ARE those pix?!?

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