I have been impressed with the depth & breadth of the suggestions on this board. My husband & I are travelling to Barcelona to Barcelona in early May. Our hotel is on c/ Arribau just off of the Av. Diagonal. We will getting into the city around midday Friday after an overnight flight from Boston.
I am looking for a places close by to have an early lunch and/or an early (7-7:30) dinner that night - jet lag will prevent us from "eating like the natives" on that first night. I have read plenty of good suggestion on this blog, but I have particular "requirements" and need more information.
We have travelled to Spain many times before so I suspect tapas bars may be our best bet for that first day. However, I am a "plump", short ,55-year old woman and I'm not crazy about bar stool seating or leaning on the bar kind of places. Are there recommended places with real tables? We don't care if they "charge extra" for our comfort.
My other "issue" is that I can't eat any seafood (it makes me queasy). I have eaten happily all over Spain (including Galicia (!)). I just need suggestions for places that have plenty of other choices (besides sausage).
My next question is about a "fine dining" experience for Saturday night. We are interested in either traditional or "modern" Catalan quisine, but I'm not a big fan of "molecular gastronomy". We do enjoy tasting menus (with wines) as long as I can avoid seafood. This is our first time in Catalunya! Thanks in advance.