El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample

El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample

The new Caribbean flavoured restaurant El Tarantín is a hearty project by the owners Miguel Portillo and Paola Di Meo, both with roots from Venezuela.

El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample

El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample

AT FIRST SIGHT – El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample

The name El Tarantín comes from the Venezuelan slang for street/beach bar where they serve humble and savoury street food. That is what El Tarantín brings to Barcelona, a warm breeze of Caribbean food made with love and creativity.

They have a la carte menu with dishes representing different countries around the Caribbean; Cuba, Jamaica, Republica Dominicana, Puerto Rico, Venezuela to name a few.

During the week they have a good value set menu for 12,95€, that is totally worth checking out!

The interior at this serious-Caribbean-food restaurant is modern, minimalistic and relaxed. The focus is on the colourful food.

Paola that works the floor make you feel welcome and right at home entering El Tarantín. Miguel that has the kitchen under control, salutes you when you pass by.

 

 

DISHES TRIED AND TESTED – El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample

On our visit, Paola guided us to a perfect selection of plates to share filled with Caribbean flavours;

El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample

“Mariquitas”, fried banana with black bean dip, 4€.

El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample Barcelona

Crunchy esferas with yuca and chicken jerky and green mojo sauce, 8€/ 4 units.

El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample

Bacalaítos,  small croquettes made with cod and served with a pineapple chutney 8,50€/4 units.

El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample

Prawn cocktail with Tamarillo ketchup, Tabasco and green mango, served with yuca casabe, 13€.

El Tarantín, Caribbean cuisine, Eixample

Duck Magret cooked in banana leaf, served with pickled vegetables, 13,50€.

 

Favourite dish? The prawn cocktail, it threw me back to my stay in the Caribbean eating this delicious cocktail on the warm sandy beach.

 

Who goes:
Locals and visitors longing for exotic flavours

Address:
Carrer d’Aribau, 186, 08036 Barcelona

Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 13h – 16h and 20h – 00h
Sunday 13h to 16h
Monday closed

Phone:
+34 629 15 40 75

Email:
reservas@eltarantinbcn.com

Website:
http://www.eltarantinbcn.com/

Facebook:
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Instagram:
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Other places in Eixample? Click here and here.

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