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Please help finalize food focused Madrid & Barcelona itinerary (researched!)

indiefoodie | Feb 9, 201912:59 PM     1

Hello, I'll be traveling to Madrid & Barcelona for a week at the end of April this year. The sole purpose of the trip is to taste the delicious offerings in both these cities :) Based on what I read, I've come up with a tentative list of places and I would appreciate some help in narrowing down the list and adding them to the right slots in my itinerary.

Logistical information:
1. I'll be traveling solo. I live in NYC so I would prefer to try things that we don't do well here.
2. I do not speak Spanish.
3. I eat everything (prefer meat and shellfish over fish, not a big fan of vegetables).
4. I would like to experience the various varieties of food that these cities do well, e.g. traditional tapas, modern tapas, a molecular meal, etc. I'd appreciate any help in picking places so that I don't end up with a similar menu at all the restaurants I go to :)
5. I'm open to any price range. However, I find that I get tired of 3-4 hour tasting menus after a few so I would prefer to keep them to a minimum.
6. I'll be staying near the Tribunal subway station in Madrid & in Eixample in Barcelona

MADRID
High on my list based on reviews I read
- Lakasa: Made reservations here
- Laredo
- La Raquetista
- DStage: A long, tasting menu. Not sure if the fact that I'll be eating at Disfrutar in BCN impacts this.

Good reviews but not as high on my list
- Hortensio
- Taberna Marcano
- Nakeima
- Moratin Vinoteca Bistro
- La Catapa
- Salino
- La Monteria
- Juan La Loca
- Cerveceria Cerventes
- Steet XO
- Alabaster
- La Manduca de Azagra
- Castelados
- Monteria
- Arzabal
- Navaja
- La Tasquita de Enfrente
- La Buena Vida
- Rafa: Sunday dinner?

BARCELONA
High on my list based on reviews I read
- Barra Alta: Made reservations here
- Disfrutar: Made reservations here
- Bar Canete: Made reservations here
- Gresca
- Teoric: Unfortunately, it seems like this is closed the last week of April, first week of May
- La Pubilla
- La Gourmanda
- Alkima
- Enigma: Considering that i'll be going to Disfrutar and I don't think I'd like to do multiple molecular tasting menus unless, it's an absolute must go!
- ABaC: A long, tasting menu
- Blavis

Good reviews but not as high on my list
- Bicnic
- Mont Bar
- Pur
- Monocrom
- Estimar
- Sergi de Meia
- Taverna del Clinic
- Mala Hierba
- Plata Bistro
- Somodo
- Lluritu
- Capet
- Yakumanka
- La Estrella
- Sant Antoni Glorios
- Sants Es Crema
- Rilke
- Uma
- Spoonik
- Viana
- Paco Melagrano: Sunday lunch??
- Cerveceria Catalana
- La Mano Rota
- Cinc Sentits
- Angle
- Hisop

Meals in Madrid
Sunday
- Late night dinner: ?
Monday
- Lunch: ?
- Dinner: ?
Tuesday
- Lunch: ?
- Dinner: Lakasa
Wednesday
- Lunch: ?

Meals in Barcelona
Wednesday
- Late night dinner: Bar Canete
Thursday
- Lunch: Disfrutar
- Dinner: ?
Friday
- Lunch: Barra Alta
- Dinner: ?
Saturday
- Lunch: ?
- Dinner: ?
Sunday
- Lunch: ?

Thank you all very much!

Restaurante Lakasa
Taberna Laredo
La Raquetista
DSTAGE
Barra Alta
Disfrutar Barcelona
Bar Cañete
Gresca
Teòric Taverna Gastronòmica
La Pubilla
La Gormanda
alkimia
Enigma
ABaC Restaurant
Blavis, racó gastronòmic
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