Tag Archives: Food

Ramona

9 May

What do you think of when you see this teapot, coat rack and books? What kind of place does that suggest? Well, let me give you a hint: it’s where customers are treated like family, and it’s called Ramona.

At Ramona you can also get some fizz in your vermouth, the walls are decorated with quirky artworks and the WC is truly, officially unisex.

Curious? Then head to Carrer Roger de Flor 262 and find out what Ramona has to offer for breakfast, lunch or dinner, both inside, in it’s cosy cafe, and outside on its terrace.

Good coffee, the traditional Spanish way; delicious flautas for a savoury bite in the morning; tapas, hot and cold, and yummie dishes of the day. Just check their blackboards for inspiration.

Dishes (heavy on Catalan influences) are prepared in a tiny kitchen by Ramona‘s friendly cook, and brought to you with a smile or saucy comment by Cristina or Angela, the joint proprietors.

Ramona opened just a few weeks ago, and already customers are on a first-name basis with these friendly chicks. That’s the kind of place Ramona is. A great addition to this corner of Barcelona’s Eixample, and bound to be a success, thanks to their finger-licking food delights.

Ramona is open every day of the week, so get off the beaten track and check them out. For more info, and updates, have a look at their Facebook page, here. Bon apetit!

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New on the block: Caravelle

9 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Calm space

Minimalist with a friendly service, good tunes in the background, wi-fi service and food that is to die for (everything is so very yummie!), on Carrer Pintor Fortuny 31 Australian chef  Zim has opened my new favourite hangout. New on the block: Caravelle.

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Fresh flower

Fresh flowers grace every table – a delightful touch that you don’t often see these days, yet which makes such a nice difference.

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Handy stools

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Sturdy furniture

Sturdy, practical furniture (the chairs remind me of my school days) and white walls that are almost completely bare (save for a few mirrors and the specials board) keep the ambience simple and allow for the delicious dishes to take centre stage at Caravelle.

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The succulent post I’d promised…

24 Sep copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Rambla del Raval 43

Last week I promised you a succulent post, and here it is! A little later than usual – but it is a public holiday today, so sleeping in is allowed, right? Anyway, today we’re going to get some delicious food at a new star on the restaurant firmament in el Raval:  Suculent.

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Take away crisps

Located on Rambla del Raval, Suculent has a terrace on its doorstep, and also on the central part of the rambla, as well as a take-away window from which they sell delicious crisps, spiced, herbed up, and fried to perfection. But there’s more, much more, so let’s go inside…

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Lo de Flor

21 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Lo de Flor

As announced yesterday, today I am taking you for a meal at a new restaurant in the Raval, a new gem that is bound to succeed, for it is classy, dedicated to slow food, uses fresh produce sourced from small producers, and is run by one of the most passionate people I have ever met. I’m talking about Lo de Flor. Ready? Let’s go!

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Tasty Tuesday – Albergìnias de Cadaquès

6 Dec copyright: Didi van Haren
copyright: Didi van Haren

Fresh veggies

With the weather getting colder as the Winter season approaches, I always feel like making oven dishes that will not only delight my taste buds, but also warm my stomach. Therefore, I thought it would be nice to share another of my friend Didi’s delicious recipes (from her website Bijzonder Spaans) with you today: Albergìnias de Cadaquès (aubergines from Cadaquès). It’s a little laborious, but give it a try – you’ll love it!

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Sweet + savoury

27 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Sweet + savoury

I don’t know about you, but when the weather gets colder, I crave more sweet foods. Lucky then, that Mandarosso Pastis opened last month, because they have plenty of sweetness (and also savoury) to offer!

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La Botigueta del Raval

2 Aug copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Cera 7

In a part of El Raval where everyone knows everyone and tourists do not often venture, a very cute shop has recently opened its doors. Fancy joining me for a visit? Ok, come with me!

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La Cucchiarella

16 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer San Rafael 20

Opened just yesterday, a new addition to el Raval: La Cucchiarella! Run by the lovely Giovanna and Stefania, who prepare food and pastry deliciousness on site and attend all customers with a smile and their delightful Italian accents.

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Ànima

16 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer dels Angels 6

Fancy a nice meal? Do fresh ingredients, a blend of flavours, friendly service and a warm atmosphere sound ok with you?

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Daily fix

10 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Pintor Fortuny 22

Today I’m going to show you where I go for my daily coffee fix.  Ready?

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