I sing praises about Barcelona, a city where I am accepted as an outsider by Catalan people due to the nature of my surname. Cerveceria Catalana is a popular raciones bar and restaurant located on Carrer de Mallorca, just off of Passeig de Gracia. A location that I discovered initially when visiting Barcelona with my parents, I now make a point of dining at this establishment during my excursions to the Catalan capital city.
They feature a broad variety of typical raciones and a bountiful selection of beers, wines and cavas. I am passionate about shrimp in all of their forms, and have acquired a taste for pulpo gallego.
Cerveceria Catalana does not accept reservations and diners must wait patiently for their names to be called in order to be seated. In one instance of good fortune, the host allowed me to bypass the line due to my surname. Diners can watch the paella chefs work their magic while ordering drinks at the bar.
The tasteful decoration and elegant dress of the crowd could mislead travelers into thinking that this is a pijo establishment and above their pay grade—this is absolutely not the case. Plates are affordable, each ranging between 4-6€.Facebook Address: Carrer de Mallorca 236 Phone: 932 16 03 68 Metro: Diagonal