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Quimet, An old fashioned bodega

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A sweet wine that no amount of soda could help. A super salty and vinegery anchovy that was great in contrast.

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October 9, 2013 at 3:07 am

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Tutusaus, ham and cheese

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October 9, 2013 at 2:59 am

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Masclans, Since 1881 at Galvany

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Fifth generation grocers

Specialize in salt cod

Salt cod salad

Hors d’oeuvres in making

Salt cod, scallion, pepper, olive and olive oil

Salt cod and cured tuna hors d’oeuvres

Salt cod

Cured tuna recipe from Morocco, looks like ham.

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October 9, 2013 at 2:53 am

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L’ascensor Cocktail Bar in Barri Gotic (Stirred not Shaken)

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A divey bar in Barri Gotic with low lights and old fashioned music


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October 9, 2013 at 2:24 am

Looking for Pajareros at La Boqueria Market

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French music has now stopped. Someone is playing TV loudly. I thought I heard what sounded like a bunch of unhappy ducks, maybe on their way to Boqueria market themselves. Sounds of shutters closing and water jets from the cleaning trucks rise above the sounds of TV.

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October 8, 2013 at 5:15 am

Bar Central, La Boqueria Market

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It is two in the morning. French music is coming through the windows. We have a tryst with the Aborigens at nine in morning for a early morning walkabout through non-touristy markets of Barcelona. Today we were on our own at La Boqueria, theĀ  touristy market off Las Ramblas. We took our landlord’s advise and ate at one of the shops towards the back of the market. An order of sea food platter, fried padron peppers and a big fat cuttlefish. Sea Food platter came with shrimps, langoustine, mussels, baby squids and a couple of different fish steaks one of which was somewhat overdone. The fried padron were not much different from our own grilled version. The cuttlefish hit low on the edibility scale.


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October 8, 2013 at 5:07 am

Mam i teca, fitting in with the locals

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Small family run restaurant with a wide selection at the bar.

Thanks to serious jetlag, we are up at 11 pm wide awake. So we joined the locals for a spot of dining. Much thanks to our personal foodie advisor (PFA) from Aborigens, we stepped into Mam i Teca, one of the oldest Slow Food restaurant in Barcelona.
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October 7, 2013 at 5:28 am

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Bar Lobo, first meal in Barcelona

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Neighborhood restaurant, food not too shabby, comfortable patio seating.


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October 7, 2013 at 5:02 am

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