Restaurant Auto Rosellón recently open is doors in the neighbourhood Eixample, on the street Rossellón 182, corner with Enriç Granados.
The restaurant is based in an old car garage, the owners, Ronit and Rafa (also the couple behind Toto, The spa kitchen and Crustó bakery) decided to maintain the name of the old business, Auto Rosellón and its old shop sign.
It´s located on a chamfer giving the restaurant a feeling of amplitude and letting in much natural light through the big blue mechanic coverall painted shop windows.
The interior design is modern with minimalistic bare walls and the contrast of warm lighting, fresh cut flower, and seats in wooden material and brass.
Unfortunately they don´t have a terrace, but one of the big shop windows is fully open during warmer days and nights offering a seat al fresco.
Restaurant Auto Rosellón offers their clients extended opening hours, you can enjoy your morning coffee, come in for lunch or finish of the night with dinner and a cocktail. The ambiance is relaxed and informal.
We visited for dinner and we found a short, fun and easy menu, the waitress informed us that all the dishes are platillos / smaller dishes thought to share.
We started out with Buffalo Mozzarella with grilled peach, tomato and basil – 9€. As a pleasant surprise in the dish was the added tomato bread, giving the dish that special Italian touch.
The second dish was excellent – grilled eggplant with a tahini sauce and roasted hazelnuts – 11€.
From here we moved over to the meat, a toast infused with truffle topped with steak tartar and a quail egg – 16€. Good taste with a minimalistic presentation.
The final dish we ordered – grilled octopus with potato on a bed of salmorejo – 13,50€.
The salmorejo is a purée made from tomato, olive oil, bread and garlic. For the untrained eye it can easily be confused with gaspacho. This is a combo I never tried before and in my opinion the tender octopus worked well with the salmorejo.
To drink we had a green juice 4,90€ and sparkling water 2,80€. Black coffee with ice 2€.
Auto Rosellón is the perfect place to enjoy a fun meal with friends, I recommend to order between 2 to 3 dishes per person since the sizes are small.
They take reservation.
Auto Rosellón´s opening hours:
Monday to Wednesday 08.00h -00.00h
Thursday 08.00h – 00.30h
Friday 08.00h – 01.00h
Saturday 09.00h – 01.00h
Sunday 09.00h – 00.00h
Carrer Rosellón 182, 08008 Barcelona
+34 630 08 22 02