New restaurants in Barcelona

Who doesn’t want to discover a new restaurant in a city as cosmopolitan as Barcelona?

Since the nightlife has been reactivated, we have not hesitated to search for new options for the most demanding and daring palates in Barcelona.

Here we leave you a list with our top recommendations.

A casual proposal where its owners, the brothers Ignasi and Marc García, accompanied by Víctor Ródenas in the kitchen, invite you to enjoy long after-hours as if you were at home, and as they say on their own website: “Here you have a naughty and cozy space where you can get dirty, suck your fingers and raise your voice, a food house, shameless and where you can eat well “.

They have a short but varied menu and with many proposals of the day including a rice that changes constantly depending on the season.

You can find it a few steps from Mercat de Sant Antoni in Carrer de Manso, 54.

Two different spaces where you can have two completely different experiences.

On the one hand Sumac, where you can enjoy a gastronomy full of Middle Eastern flavors with Mediterranean touches. An experience that combines the five senses thanks to the cosmopolitan corner offered by its open kitchen.

And on the other hand, Mambo, with a more informal atmosphere, invites you to relax and enjoy an extensive menu of craft beers (15 taps) and atypical desserts such as saffron, pistachio and rose petal ice cream to the rhythm of good music to cheer up the body.

Located in the famous Enric Granados street, 30, Sumac & Mambo honors the roots of its CEO with an Iranian-Mediterranean fusion culinary proposal that will not leave you indifferent.

Pedro Baños and Paco Benítez are in charge of this new place of traditional Catalan cuisine with affordable prices and a lot of enjoyment “Fonda Pepa”.

Located in the Gràcia neighborhood, specifically in Tordera 58, they work with small wineries and biodynamic projects that add a special touch to the restaurant.

Without neglecting the techniques and style of haute cuisine, they offer unconventional combinations that highlight the quality of their products.

This vegetable-inspired smokehouse is the little brother of the “Fat Barbies” restaurant.

Nothing that happens in here is left to chance. Each ingredient is carefully selected prioritizing local, organic and ecological production.

Absolutely everything in Fat Veggies is handmade; from sauces, pickles and drinks to decoration, logo, photos and furniture as well explained on their website, also handmade.

Each corner taken care of to the smallest detail reflects the essence of its team composed of the Venezuelan chef and owner partner Juan Martini, his brother Aquiles in charge of the graphics, Alex Demendoza in charge of the room and the resident chef and head of kitchen, María Inés Duarte who delights us with her vegan brownie.

The entire offer at Fat Veggies is, as its name indicates, abundant and fat, with a common point that brings a smoky touch to each of its dishes. A proposal of high vegetable cuisine at affordable prices located at Carrer París, 168.

Agustina Prinsich and Hugo Andrelo arrived during the pandemic from Argentina with a minimalist and organic concept that make “La Papa” a restaurant that promises healthy vegan and vegetarian food free of ultra-processed foods.

They have a menu of the day at a more than accessible price prepared by chefs Franco Cavallo and Juan Manuel Vázquez.

In addition to offering homemade and healthy dishes, they propose a conscious and sustainable visual space transformed into a concept-store where all the furniture is for sale, as well as some of their culinary products such as granola or vegan dulce de leche. The address? You can find them from Tuesday to Sunday at Aribau, 92.

The Isabella’s group surprises this time with a restaurant different from the rest: 100% Mediterranean specialized in rice and seafood.

Its motto: “good vibe, good people, good food” and this is reflected in the decoration, upholstered sofas, wooden chairs and a fresh air in front of the emblematic W hotel that takes us to the coolest Ibiza of the summer.

Julieta’s menu offers more than 9 types of rice, a grilled selection that includes wild fish, salads and homemade desserts. And to drink, in addition to an extensive wine list, they have cocktails of all kinds that will make your after-dinner even longer.

You can find them in Pg del Mare Nostrum, 19.

The creators of this innovative restaurant that fuses Italian food with peninsular wines, are the restaurateur Badr Bennis and the Italian chef Nicola Valle.

Located in the heart of Sant Antoni neighborhood in an old car workshop (Passatge Pere Calders, 6), Benzina offers a daring and original Italian food menu that includes the best Italian and local ingredients.

But the Italian-New York gastronomic experience does not end there, the soundtrack that will accompany your palate, in addition to sharing it on Spotify, also gives name to the more than 10 cocktails that enshrine an eclectic, sugary and casual proposal.

Although it is not new, this multifaceted restaurant continues to revolutionize the Les Corts neighborhood on Avenida Diagonal, 505 with a cool proposal where design, art, music, gastronomy and cocktails coexist.

Metric Market does not sleep. You can go to enjoy your morning coffee while reading a book, eat a good gluten-free lunch menu (all its menu is suitable for celiacs), go to afterwork or have some cocktails before going out to party. You can do all this and much more in this chameleon space that does not lose the essence of an unconventional sensory and gastronomic experience.

Grupo Tragaluz surprises with this typical Japanese tavern or Izakaya bar located in Llauder, 1 a step away from the renowned and emblematic 7 Portes between Born and Barceloneta.

El japonés escondido has the young chef Àlex Vall at the helm of his kitchen, who after spending 8 years with Hideki Matsuhisa (owner of the Michelin Star Koy Shunka) offers a varied menu, based on street-inspired cuisine with tapas combinations Japanese to enjoy without spending too much.

Frederic Varó directs this innovative Japanese whose interior design is in charge of Lekuonastudio that, mixing wood with gray and earth tones, provides an air of a full-fledged Japanese tavern.

 The pandemic and the confinement of last year have postponed the opening of the new member of the Isabella’s group.

Harry’s, located a step away from the famous Paseo de Gracia in Passatge de la Concepció, 2, stands out for its Italian food menu with an innovative touch and Mediterranean proposals.

They seek to conquer both the local and international public while preserving the characteristic touch of the family group: traditional and Italian market cuisine in Barcelona.

Located inside the luxurious 5-star hotel Le Méridien, the renovated Cent Onze restaurant celebrates traditional Spanish cuisine with fresh produce and signature tapas and privileged views of the famous Rambla in Barcelona.

It offers a tasting menu with the best local ingredients that mix Mediterranean flavors and aromas in a renovated space that you can find in Ramblas, 11.

After having reinvented himself post-pandemic and offering home delivery, the renowned chef Dabiz Muñoz opened his first restaurant in Barcelona a few months ago.

GoXO is a haute cuisine fast food restaurant with great chefs behind it but without waiters and obviously, it has a delivery option. The premises are located at Carrer de Déu i Mata, 69-98 inside the NH Constanza Hotel in the inner courtyard of the L’illa shopping center. It has limited seating and the chef’s signature red and black aesthetic along with oriental-style neon lights.

It does not accept reservations and has limited hours during the week for lunch and dinner, but it is faithful to the style of the eccentric Muñoz who seeks to conquer the Barcelona palate with his fusion of Spanish haute cuisine with an oriental touch and his star dessert: the cheesecake from “La Pedroche”, his renowned muse and wife.

Living in Sant Gervasi

The Onsider is located in the prestigious Sant Gervasi neighborhood and, without a doubt, this is one of the best areas in Barcelona. In this post we show you some of the many reasons that make it the most prestigious, safe and coveted place to live.

IT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD WITH HISTORY

The Sant Gervasi-Galvany neighborhood occupies the lower part of the old town of Sant Gervasi, between Diagonal and Ronda del Mig. The name Galvany became popular when the municipal market in the area adopted it, recovering that of the former owner of the surrounding land, Josep Castelló i Galvany. The Camp d’en Galvany development began in 1866.

The first thing that was built was the market, in whose surroundings houses were built. The arrival of the Sarrià train, which crossed the neighborhood, ended up driving the urbanization process. Influential families had their Modernist palaces and mansions built between the late 19th and late 20th centuries. Today, it is considered the “chic” neighborhood of Barcelona, although it still retains its village appearance, due to its large number of narrow streets, local places and its small squares.

GREEN ZONES

In addition to its historical wealth, our neighborhood is one of the best places to live for all nature lovers, especially because of its proximity to the Collserola mountain. There you can find large green areas such as the Jardin del Turó de Putxet, the Parque de La Oroneta or, a few kilometers away, the famous Carretera de las Aigües, highly recommended for sports fans who seek to isolate themselves from the noise of the city. We recommend you visit the Turó Park, just 8 minutes from The Onsider. It is a secluded and elegant place that has century-old trees and one of the most impressive spaces in the park is the pond, surrounded by trees and covered with water lilies that bloom in spring. However, if there is one space that stands out above the rest, it is the Tibidabo mountain, one of the main attractions of the neighborhood. It can be reached through different options, both by public transport and by car.

GREAT ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

Sant Gervasi has a very rich architectural heritage that ranges from the stately homes to the mixture of styles of Santa Maria de la Bonanova or the Valldonzella convent. Two examples of its architecture are the Sagnier House and the Ramonet House, a magnificent garden tower that currently houses a public library. Some buildings from the rural past of the neighborhood still remain, such as the old Can Casals farmhouse or Can Pomaret. Buildings such as Casa Roviralta on Avenida Tibidabo or the La Rotonda building, recently restored on Passeig Sant Gervasi, are also particularly relevant. The Mercat Galvany is one of the most emblematic markets in Barcelona and has a great gastronomic offer and services. It was inaugurated in 1927 and its iron structure and large glass windows make it an artistic monument of the city. If you stay at The Onsider, you will have it just 5 minutes away on foot.

GOOD EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

In terms of health, Sant Gervasi has 29 hospital care centers and 5 primary care centers. In addition, in this area you can find up to 180 private medical centers, 100 pharmacies and five urban spas. As for the educational part of the district, it is made up of 42 primary, 36 secondary and 32 university education centers (we highlight the Abat Oliba and Ramon Llull universities), in addition to a boarding school and five international schools.

GOOD CONNECTION WITH THE HOLE CITY

It has a good combination of public transport with the Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat (FGC) that connect directly with Plaza Catalunya, it also has different Barcelona subway lines (L9, L6 and L7) and several bus lines that cover the area. Its proximity to the Vallvidrera tunnels makes access to the Vallès region very easy. The Blue Tram is still an option to get around and in turn is another way to discover the history of the neighborhood. It dates from 1901 and makes a 1,276-meter ascent route towards the foot of the Tibidabo funicular. It goes up surrounded by modernist and noucentista buildings that give way to nature and magnificent views of the city. It is an alternative way to access the CosmoCaixa (Science Museum), the Tibidabo amusement park, the Sagrado Corazón temple, the Collserola communications tower and the Fabra Observatory.

TOP MOVING COMPANIES

We know that moving is a long and tedious process, and that is why there are specialized companies that offer you different solutions to forget about the headaches involved in moving.

Today, we want to show you some of what we believe may be the best moving companies in Barcelona.

With a history of more than 35 years, Flippers offers all kinds of tailor-made transfers with the highest degree of professionalism and specialization. These are: international removals to any part of the globe and national removals or local removals based in Madrid or Barcelona.
They have services such as:

Own storage: fully equipped maximum security warehouses, equipped with a fire retardant system and temperature and humidity control. Storage in metal containers.

Vehicle transport: your vehicle can accompany the rest of the international move. They can also be transferred independently:

Motorcycles, cars, boats

Groupage for small shipments: both air and sea shipments, in the event that the volume does not justify the use of a container or exclusive vehicle in any of the international removals.

They offer a budget online, by phone or in person.

900 330 000
info@flippers.es

Servieco is a moving company in Barcelona with more than 20 years of experience. They carry out transfers and removals in Barcelona, but also nationally and internationally.

It also has conditioned spaces to be used as storage rooms and furniture storage for short or long stays. It is a closed area equipped with different security systems such as surveillance cameras, volumetric and temperature alarms, as well as fire-fighting systems and a 24-hour security guard.

Other additional services that are available: furniture assembly, packing and packaging, furniture recycling, floor emptying, among many others.

They are characterized by providing personalized customer service from the first minute and offer a budget both online, by mail or telephone.

933 717 858
info@servieco.com

Corase is a company specialized in national and international removals. It is perfect for those looking to make a transfer or even looking for a place to store their furniture, as it has safe spaces to store all the belongings of its clients. These are individual containers with anti-humidity systems and 24-hour security.
They also specialize in office and business transfers.

They transport computer equipment, technical material, industrial machinery, documentation, etc.
They offer a budget without any kind of commitment through their website, telephone or mail.

932 472 022
info@corase.com

Mudanzas López is a company with a long history, since it was founded in 1930 and since then it continues to offer removal services. Among the services they offer, there is a furniture storage service that allows you to have the furniture safely, together with one of packaging and organization of the transfer, which greatly facilitates the organization of the move.

It should be noted that they have added additional services such as removals of offices and warehouses (with the possibility of managing the destruction of documents and computer media), transfer of clinical samples with temperature control, and both national and international removals, with the possibility of grouping goods. In addition, they have a special transport service for works of art, safes, laboratory products or medical devices.

932 840 936
mudanzas@mudanzaslopez.net

Mudanzas Control started its activity as a moving and furniture storage company in Catalonia 35 years ago, today they have 3 industrial buildings, adding a total of more than 24,000m3 of capacity and also a fleet of 18 vehicles.

They offer moving services organized in detail and without worries for the client, taking care of all processes: personalized estimates, personal advisor throughout the process, custom-made covers to protect furniture and delicate furniture, packaging materials, lifting platforms, permits for parking, etc. They ship both in Spain and in Europe.

They also have other additional services such as furniture storage, office and company transfer, laboratory and works of art.

933 340 100
comercial@mudanzascontrol.com

Mudanzas Laser is a moving company located in Barcelona, with more than 35 years offering both local, national and international transfers, and furniture transport.

They have specialized trucks and operators to perform the service with the highest quality guarantee (from vans to trucks for large-capacity transfers). Some of the services to be highlighted are: elevator mounts furniture for large furniture removals reducing the time and cost of this, packaging and boxes so that the transfer can be carried out in complete safety and spaces to store the furniture with complete peace of mind and during the desired time of each client.

933 345 858
info@mudanzaslaser.com

NEIGHBORHOODS IN BARCELONA TO LIVE

Are you thinking of moving to Barcelona? In this article we will explain what are the most popular and safe neighborhoods so you do not make mistakes when choosing your next home.

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and 120 km south of the Pyrenees. Its international airport is only 15 minutes from downtown. It is the second most important city in Spain and stands out among the most cosmopolitan and avant-garde cities in Europe given its cultural, artistic, financial, commercial and tourist influence.

Barcelona has a total of 73 neighborhoods grouped into 10 administrative districts, in this article we will detail information on the 6 most important.

It consists of six neighborhoods:

  • Dreta de l’Eixample (Right of the expansion)
  • Antiga esquerra de l’Eixample (Old left of the expansion)
  • Nova esquerra de l’Eixample (New left of the expansion)
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Sant Antoni
  • El Fort Pienc

Eixample is famous for being one of the most dynamic districts of Barcelona. Three of the most important roads in Barcelona pass through it: Paseo de Gràcia, Gran Vía and Avenida Diagonal. In addition, it hosts many of the most important attractions of the city such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló or La Pedrera. On the other hand, thanks to its configuration, it is possible to find restaurants, bars, supermarkets or any type of trade in the same block. In addition, it is an ideal area for shopping, either in the elegant Paseo de Gràcia or along the Diagonal. In this area we can find our new The Passage apartments, located in the center of Eixample.

The district of Ciutat Vella is delimited by the perimeter of the wall of the old city and corresponds geographically with the historic center of Barcelona.

Ciutat Vella is the first district of Barcelona, the embryo of the city. Therefore, talking about Ciutat Vella is talking about the history of the city since its inception. The district limits to the west with L’Eixample, to the east with the Mediterranean Sea, to the north with Sant Martí and to the south with Sants-Montjuïc. Ciutat Vella is formed by four neighborhoods, each with its own uniqueness. In the south we find Barceloneta; in the west, the Raval; in the center, the Gòtic; and in the east, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, commonly known as “El Born“.

Ciutat Vella is a district that offers everything: culture, heritage, history, neighborhood and entertainment.

It is one of the greenest districts of the city and is the entrance to the Collserola park. Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is a nucleus with a town center, composed of the districts of Sarrià, Tres Torres, Sant Gervasi-la Bonanova, Sant Gervasi-Galvany, Vallvidrera, Tibidabo i les Planes and Putxet i el Farró.

It could be said that until this area of Barcelona the wide streets and the high-rise buildings did not arrive. The district was chosen as a place of residence by the Catalan bourgeoisie of the 19th century. Most of its imposing modernist houses, palaces and gardens have remained intact to this day.

Here are most of the schools in the city, is an ideal district for families with children and that is why most of our residents choose to land in Barcelona when they come with their family.

The upper area of Barcelona has traditionally been a distinguished area reserved for the upper classes of the city. In fact, for many centuries it was a territory without a municipality and directly dependent on royalty. At the moment Les Corts continues being a district with elegant airs but the urban growth of the zone has propitiated its adaptation to the middle classes. It is a district full of parks, gardens and green areas.

Currently, the district of Les Corts is formed by three neighborhoods: Les Corts, Pedralbes and La Maternitat i Sant Ramon.

From the sea and towards the mountain lies one of the districts with more cultural and sports offer of the city. Factories converted into museums, nightlife areas, popular markets and, of course, the sports facilities in which the emblematic 1992 Olympics were held.

The district of Sants-Montjuïc is the largest in Barcelona, with an area of 2,090 hectares, which represents almost a quarter of the municipal district of Barcelona.

The Gràcia neighborhood is just one stop from the beginning of Passeig de Gràcia but it seems a completely different world. Gràcia was an independent town until the end of the 19th century and even today its community is small and closed. The locals are very proud of their roots; they do not say “I’m from Barcelona”, they say “I’m from Gràcia”.

The area is populated by bohemian artists and crowds. It has a wide diversity of races and has a large concentration of international restaurants. Plaça de Sol is the best known place in this neighborhood. It is full of cafés-terraces and at night it is the place that people choose to go for a drink, however, despite its modern nature, Gràcia is at the same time a very traditional neighborhood with a large population of elderly people. This creates a strange and fun mix that makes it a special place to sit and enjoy watching people go by.