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    La Fonda del Port: seafood by port olimpic Barcelona

    by gwened Updated May 25, 2014

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    This was recommended by a local friend,and it was nice. Usually a very touristic area, but the crowd was mixed and nice. right by port olimpic and the beach area.

    It is an ample restaurant of great light vibrant and noisy for sure but pleasant, mediterranean cuisine. Mostly is good on seafood and fish dishes which are plentyful good sizes and nice presentation.

    You have several menus to choose from and can mix tapas dishes as entrées. Nice terrace looking at the port or harbor with great people watch.

    Favorite Dish: we took the menu where you choose four dishes tapas, and then a main dish, I took the steak with potatoes for a hearty meal while drinking all that good beer and crema catalana for dessert. Several rounds of beer it came out to 35€ but Worth it all.

    La Fonda del Port entrance inside La Fonda del Port looking out
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    Txalaparta: the Basques in Barcelona

    by gwened Written May 16, 2014

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    This is Basque cuisine in Barcelona, i came with friends who took me here and it was nice. The ambiance is nice, the deco very basque, even a window with the jai alai or pelota basque game in stained glass.

    service was good, menu ok, drinks galore and great company.
    The resto name is a Basque music instrument that after making cider, the same board was used to pressed the apples later was to call the neighbors. Then, a celebration was held and txalaparta played cheerfully, while cider was drunk. This place had no music but it was definitely nice and loud, good food and plenty of good cheers

    Favorite Dish: great Basque cider and Navarra wine of Monjardin red with a wonderful tuna steak with red peppers and a nice crema catalana dessert

    Txalaparta resto entrance going down to lower level at Txalaparta lower lever dining room at Txalaparta jai alai pelota basque stained glass in Txalaparta inside lower level looking up in Txalaparta
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    Our most international dish.: PAELLA

    by Hosell Updated Jul 22, 2013

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    PAELLA

    3 garlic cloves, minced

    4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

    1g saffron strands or 1/2 teaspoon powdered saffron

    Coarse salt

    1/4 l (1 cup, 8 ounces) olive oil1

    1 kg (2 1/2 pounds) chicken, cut into small pieces (about 14)

    1/4 kg (1/2 pound) squid, cut into small pieces

    1/4 kg (1/2 pound) halibut, or any other fish, cut into small pieces

    1/2 kg (1/2 pound) swordfish, cut into small pieces

    1/2 kg (1 pound) small or medium shrimp, shelled

    1 medium onion, chopped

    2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped

    1 green pepper, chopped

    1 red pepper, chopped

    1/4 kg (1/2 pound) cooked small clams, in their shells

    1/2 kg (1 pound) cooked mussels, reserve few shells for decoration

    675g (3 cups, 1 1/2 pounds) short-grain rice

    1 lemon

    1 liter (4 cups, 1 3/4 pints) hot chicken broth

    3/4 l (3 cups, 24 ounces) hot fish broth

    1/2 kg (1 pound) large crayfish

    Parsley sprigs and lemon wedges for garnish

    Favorite Dish: PART II

    In small bowl or mortar, mash garlic, parsley, saffron and salt. Set aside. Heat olive oil in paella pan with a 15-inch (40 cm) base. Fry, stirring a few minutes. Remove to warm platter. Add chicken pieces, sprinkled with salt, and fry over high heat until golden on all sides. Remove to warm platter. Add squid, halibut and swordfish. Sprinkle with dash of salt and fry. Remove to warm platter. Add shrimp and saut about 3 minutes, or until barely pink. Remove to warm platter. Add chopped onion, tomato and peppers. Saut until soft. Return, chicken, fish and shrimp to the paella pan. Add parsley-garlic mixture. Add cooked clams and mussels. discard any that have not opened. Stir in rice, and juice of 1 lemon. Fry for 2 or 3 minutes. Pour over the hot chicken and fish broth, while stirring. Bring to fast boil. Decorate with large crayfish around the edge of paella pan. Simmer for 20 minutes, without stirring. Turn off heat and shake pan lightly to prevent rice from sticking. Cover with dry towel for 10 minutes. This allows rice to absorb any excess broth. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley sprigs before serving.

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    Bar Los Torreznos SL, Madrid: Great tapas bar at Calle Goya in Madrid

    by hopang Updated Jul 19, 2013

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    This is an excellent tapas bar - a genuine tapas bar in our opinion. We ordered two plates of mouth-watering tapas, one of them is known as calamares (squid) which is our favourite tapas. From the receipt that we are still keeping with us, the food are pulpo gallega (costs 14.00 euros) and chopitos (costs 8.50 euros). These tapas came with usual Spanish bread porcion de pan. Customers sit at the bar to chill out although there are seatings outside the restaurant too. There is a 32" led television screen on the wall near the entrance for customers who sit at the bar to enjoy. When we were there the tv channel was showing Conferations Cup football match involving Spain against if we are not mistaken Tahiti. Spain were actually thrashing them that night!

    Prices of food and drinks at this tapas bar are a little bit expensive but the tapas are tasty and great. These tapas together with two glasses of freshly squeezed orange juices cost 29 euros for two.

    Favorite Dish: Calamares tapas was our favourite from this tapas bar.

    Calamares tapas - our favourite Excellent tapas Mouth-watering tapas Great tapas bar Waiting for our mouth-watering tapas
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    Restaurante Zass in Madrid: Excellent Western fastfood

    by hopang Updated Jul 17, 2013

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    Restaurante or Cafeteria Zass is a western fastfood restaurant located within a stone's throw from the large Spanish departmental store El Corte Inglés at Calle Goya in the district of Salamanca. After eating spanish food every day and night especially Spanish tapas and paella, we have decided to try some western food. To our surprise the western food served in the restaurant are really delicious. We ordered the normal chicken meal complete with the usual fresh sallads, french fries and bread (as depicted on our third photograph) and the other a slightly different style of western food perhaps only available in Madrid in particular and Spain in general the fried squid rings with the usual fresh sallads, french fries and bread (depicted on our second photograph).

    The interior of the restaurant is equipped with amenities comparable to any of the fastfood restaurants in most large cities in Europe. The restaurant is of course self-service. There are two floors and upper floor is more cosy and less crowded. If we are not mistaken the meals complete with softdrinks cost us just 8.00 euros each. Opening hours to the restaurant are between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. daily.

    Favorite Dish: The fried squid rings must be our favourite dish from the restaurant/cafeteria as Spanish dishes with some ingredients of squid are so popular in Spain. We do not understand Spanish language. Perhaps you can read some reviews on the food in the restaurant at the website below if you understand Spanish! The exact location of Restaurante Zass is also indicated on the map in the website below.

    Excellent western fastfood at Zass Delicious fried squid rings with sallads and fries Delicious fast food at Zass Main entrance to Zass with outdoor seatings
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    Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid: Great Spanish tapas at 1.00 euro each

    by hopang Updated Jul 14, 2013

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    Mercado de San Miguel is never short of delicious mouth-watering tapas and most of them are generally reasonably priced due to keen competition between these dealers. Not sure whether we should classify this tip under shopping tips. But we would prefer to classify this tip under restaurants tips.

    Believe it or not you can taste any of these mouth-watering Spanish tapas as depicted on our five photographs above at just 1.00 euro per piece. Just eat and go as most local and foreign tourists do! The great olive tapas are certainly our favourite as Spanish olives are really tasty. There are many foodstalls selling these 1.00 euro per piece tapas. So take the opportunity to taste some of the most delicious and finest Spanish tapas whenever you visit Mercado de San Miguel in the city of Madrid! You can also quench your thirst at many of the fresh fruit juice stalls at Mercado de San Miguel. Many of these Spanish fruit juices are mixed from a variety of fruits. Other than your immediate excellent food and drinks, not many other kinds of shopping are available at Mercado de San Miguel except for a few local fashion clothing outlets.

    Opening hours to Mercado de San Miguel are between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 midnight from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday. So you certainly can enjoy your evening at Mercado de San Miguel.

    Favorite Dish: Our favourite Spanish tapas at Mercado de San Miguel are the truly delicious olive tapas which are available at just 1.00 euro per piece.

    Great 'eat and go' tapas at Mercado de San Miguel Mouth-watering tapas at Mercado de San Miguel Great economy Spanish tapas Spanish tapas at its best at Mercado de San Miguel Our favourite delicious Spanish olive tapas
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    Casa Rua in Madrid: Delicious squid sandwich

    by hopang Updated Jul 14, 2013

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    Casa Rua "los mejores" is a small fast food restaurant/tapas bar serving among others the ever popular squid sandwiches known as Bocadillos de Calamares. The cost of this squid sandwich is only 2.85 euros per piece (as depicted on the sign outside the restaurant - our photograph above). The restaurant is usually crowded during the summer months as Bocadillos de Calamares is highly recommended to local and foreign tourists visiting the city. You may have to queue up to place your order. There are also seating on the upper floor of the restaurant for customers who wish to eat at the restaurant. Don't miss this popular squid sandwiches whenever you visit Plaza Mayor in the city of Madrid!

    Favorite Dish: We can only think of the popular Bocadillos de Calamares for our light meal as Mercado San Miguel is so close nearby which has so many light "eat and go" tapas for you to taste!Nevertheless the red signboard posted outside the restaurant with the words "los mejores" immediately below the name of the restaurant Casa Rua (as depicted on our fifth photograph) literally means "the best" in Spanish. How true it is!

    Restaurant Casa Rua in Madrid Main entrance to Casa Rua Bocadillos de Calamares The popular squid sandwich Casa Rua Los Mejores
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    Restaurant Danieli in Madrid: Excellent Paella Valenciana

    by hopang Updated Jul 6, 2013

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    Restaurant Danieli in actuality is an Italian restaurant. But they also serve some good Spanish dishes. We came here one evening for one of our favourite Spanish food in frying pan, i.e. Paella Valenciana. They also serve reasonably priced breakfast early in the morning and most of the customers who patronise the restaurant for breakfast are mainly room guests from Hotel Convencion. There is a bar for diners who prefer to eat tapas and drink beer at the bar. A bottle of mineral water for Ho, a glass of red wine for Pang, starter and appetiser as depicted on our second photograph and our favourite frying pan Paella Valenciana (our main photograph) cost a total of just 33.00 euros which does not cost a fortune!

    Favorite Dish: Our favourite dish is of course Paella Valenciana.

    Excellent paella Valenciana Starter and appetiser Great Spanish food Restaurant Danieli interior Bar at Restaurant Danieli
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    Juanito Kojua: typical basque resto Juanito

    by gwened Written Apr 8, 2013

    typical basque resto with bricks all around the inside, and friendly service. The ambiance is like having dinner at home with the family. Very nice old city street quaint architecture.

    the resto is open since 1947 and it goes that Juanito was a popular guy and when open the resto he had some walking deficiencies so was always limping therefore Kojua or cojo in Spanish, stuck.

    Favorite Dish: codfish in sauce pil pil and pears in chocolate with viña esmeralda white wine was great when we were there.

    inside resto Juanito Kojua
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    O Gato Negro: Traditional Galician

    by haikutaxi Written Mar 21, 2013

    A simple traditional place (always crowded because it's so good). The "pulpo a la gallega' we ordered was perfectly tender and delicious. A variety of tapas and good inexpensive red wine served in ceramic cups. This place just makes you feel at home. The service was efficient even though the place was constantly full. Atmosphere is what you expect from a traditional local bar!

    Favorite Dish: The "pulpo a la gallega' we ordered was perfectly tender and delicious. Tiny clams. Pimientons de Padron, a.k.a. Padron peppers (tiny green peppers from the Galicia region of Spain that are a popular tapas treat throughout Spain) ... I got "hooked" on these in Caldas de Reis.

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    El Faro: Expensive

    by solopes Updated Mar 14, 2013

    We stopped for lunch in Antequera, in a restaurant by the highway. The lunch was good but too expensive.

    I don't know if I had to pay for the many flies that made us company during the lunch.

    Antequera - Spain
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    El Sardinà: chiringuitos of costa del sol

    by gwened Written Feb 10, 2013

    they should be why not...lol!!! What of the best experiences in the area. The site tell you all.

    don't missed this one for sure El Sardinà
    http://www.chiringuitoscostadelsol.com/elsardina/index.htm

    Favorite Dish: chanquetes and boquerones ,fry fish galore lol!

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    Tortilla espanola

    by GentleSpirit Written Jan 23, 2013

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    A thick egg omelet with potatoes, some onion and fried in olive oil. You will often see these premade. They can be eaten hot or cold, as a snack or a meal.

    For those of you coming from North America you will be used to thinking of the tortilla as the maize tortilla from Mexico. They are not the same. In Spain a tortilla is an omlet, it is also called tortilla de patatas.

    These are definitely very good, you will see them served everywhere in Spain. Delicious

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    Cerveceria 100 Montaditos: Spanish "starbucks" and "subway" combo...

    by kls67 Written Oct 25, 2012

    This is a great place for cheap food and cheap beer....also a wonderful place to people watch and meet fellow travelers. The sandwiches are small but filled with yummy goodness. There’s anything and everything on this menu: salmon, ham, solomillo, tuna, and more. No matter how many sandwiches you order you also get a nice handful of chips, free! They also offer salads for around 6 euro. Make sure to check them out on a Wednesday because that’s when all sandwiches are only 1 euro – but if you don’t get there early, be prepared to wait in line! There were three of us and we always got the big "sampler" plate - I think there were about 12 little sandwiches with chips and olives. Stand in line, grab a menu and pencil on your order, hand it to the cashier, pay and find a seat!!!

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    Las Cigueñas -Trujillo: great local meat and fish Las Cigueñas

    by gwened Written Sep 23, 2012

    Las Cigueñas or seagulls are visible here all over perch in the old buildings of the old town of rujillo.
    This is an excellent place for staying, doing business meetings, and eating oh la la estupendo.

    The place is very family oriented, great personalise service, and quiet dignified environment. You have it all in one place.

    The food is well done, classic from the area and beyond in Spain, here since 1971. The Restaurant is call La Bodega.

    Favorite Dish: I had my caballa zamorana, a fish with almonds,olive oil,garlic sauce just fantastic. A great flan, custard milk, and coffee all with openers like iberian ham and gizzards of lamb; all wash down with the local red wine of the region if can remember the spelling Tayita.

    entrance to hotel and La Bodega resto
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    May 1, 2013 at 2:34 AM

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