So directly if you are in to fine dinning with white linen tablecloth, you can stop reading right now. Because Can Maño in the neighbourhood Barceloneta is all about not caring for trends, decoration, foodie movements and the list goes on.
Can Maño is a family run restaurant that serves up some great fried seafood without making a fuss about it and the prices are cheap comparing to other restaurants in the same area.
The crowd at is very diverse, the older ladies from the hood whom tells you of if you happen to enter the door a tad to slow, because they are getting cold man!
The street musicians laughing at the bar while sipping on their cortado (small coffee with milk), and when they done, they play a song and want a small tip for the music, just as one have the hands full of fried sardines.
The waiter at Can Maño doesn´t stress, you can ask for a beer 3 times, he´ll be like yeah, yeah. It´s not what we would call service minded, the food is served on plain cheap china, no fancy trimmings.
But the plates are well filled, the food is great and simple mackerel, sardines, shrimps, battered hake, fried or grilled squid and mussels.
It will get messy, eat with your hand, and think about your cashmere jumper later!
Since the prices are cheap, no dish is over 10€ except the shrimps that goes for 15€, we went all in and ordered fried anchovies, sardines, salad, mussels, fried tomatoes and aubergine.
As we are filling our bellies an Italian girl grabs the table next to us, she orders and gets a plate with potaje de garbanzos (chickpea stew). It looks delicious, so of course we need one of them as well.
As we left, I let a small thank god slip, I could get another bit down, the noise level is high, but it´s what make this place stand out in the crowd, right?
Can Maño doesn´t take reservations, so be prepared to wait in line when you get there.
Carrer del Baluard 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Monday 20.00h – 23.00h
Tuesday to Friday 08.15h to 23.00h.
Saturday 08.15h – 16.00h
(Breakfast 08.15h -11h /lunch 12.15h -16h /dinner 20.00h – 23.00)
+34 933 19 30 82