La Barra de Carles Abellan, Seafood restaurant, Barceloneta

La Barra de Carles Abellan, Seafood restaurant is the latest and most personal eatery opening by the renown Catalan chef Carles Abellan.

La Barra de Carles Abellan Barcelona

Restaurant La Barra de Carles Abellan, Barcelona

AT FIRST SIGHT

The restaurant La Barra is located on the well stomped street Joan de Borbó that lead thousands of visitors and locals to Barcelona centre’s closest beach in the neighbourhood Barceloneta.

Many times when a restaurant is located in a touristy area, you might think it’s it’s just a fancy facade with expensive food of poor quality.
Although this time we need to rethink. La Barra de Carles Abellan serve well prepared delicious dishes with high quality fish and shellfish,(to a price thats true).

The dining area has a marine theme with wooden details. The seating at La Barra are two wave shaped high bars with high chairs, they also offer two booths that can seat up to 6 persons per table. The walls are decorated with blue tiles with decorative fish, octopus and other marine life.

When the weather permites (which is almost always in Barcelona) enjoy the terrace for your meal.

Friendly and service minded staff.

 

DISHES TRIED & TESTED

The dishes are thought to share, tapas size or slightly smaller or bigger depending on the dish. At our table a party of 5 ordered an array of dishes, of some we got recommended by the waiter to order two do to size.

Recommended 2-3 dishes/ person. We had 14 plates between the 5 of us.

restaurant La Barra de Carles Abellan Barcelona

Dressed potato with cured mackerel 8,50€. Beautiful textures & flavours.

La Barra de Carles Abellan Barcelona

Octopus and picked vegetables 8€

La Barra de Carles Abellan Barcelona

Fork it!

La Barra de Carles Abellan Barcelona

Andalusian-style marinated eggplant 8€

La Barra de Carles Abellan Barcelona

Fried oyster with spicy salmon roe 7,50€. A new favourite of mine!

“Tiradito” amberjack slices 20€. Small plate to share 5 persons.

La Barra de Carles Abellan Barcelona

Grilled squid with spicy egg yolk 18€. Superb.

La Barra de Carles Abellan Barcelona

Grilled cuttlefish “a la Brutesca” 15€

For dessert we shared two delicious once, however 16€ for a dessert, even 8,50€ are steep prices. Normally desserts at restaurants in Barcelona round about 5€.

La Barra de Carles Abellan Barcelona

Cherries toretell 8,50€

La Barra de Carles Abellan Barcelona

truffled brie cake 16€. Expensive, but oh so good!

OTHER BUSINESSES BY CARLES ABELLAN

Bravo, Tapas24, Suculent, Taberna Suculent, La Guingueta de la Barceloneta, ENA by Carles Abellan, Tapas 24 Camp Nou & Tapas 24 Monréal (Canada).

 

Who goes?
Locals & visiting foodies

Why go?
Exquisite quality fish and seafood

Address:
Carrer Passeig Joan Borbó 19, 08003 Barcelona

Hours:
Open daily
13h – 16h and 20h – 23h.

Phone:
+34 93 760 51 29

Website:
carlesabellan

Facebook:
La-Barra-De-Carles-Abellan

Instagram:
la-barra-de-carles-abellan

 

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