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Old Jan 21, 19, 4:36 pm
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2019 Restaurant Recommendations Spain

I am actually starting my restaurant quest a little late for our upcoming March trip and am hoping for a few recommendations from people who have traveled there recently.
So far we have only made a reservation at Azurmendi near Bilbao (it was highly recommended to us by a friend) Looking for recommendations in Barcelona, San Sebastian, Madrid and Seville. We are open to casual and fine dining. The quality and authenticity of the food is most important to us but we also want a comfortable atmosphere. (we don't like restaurants where the tables have no privacy) Would appreciate any help.
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My favorite restaurant in Barcelona is Lolita Taperia, although about half the seating is at bars/against the wall so not so private. There are also tables and they take reservations for groups of 4 or more. Other spots I like a lot here are Paco Meralgo (similar on the seating), Entrepanes Diaz, Elsa y Fred for weekend brunch. At high end, if you are able to get into Tickets by Albert Adria, it's amazing, but a very tough reservation. Reservations open at midnight Spain time - all online - 60 days out at www.ticketsbar.es ... Cañete is another fancier spot but not as hard to get into. If you want to eat along the beach, El Pacifico is pretty good in La Barceloneta or further down Escriba. I haven't had it yet, but have been told by some the paella at 7 Portes is the best in the city.
In Madrid my favorite thing is a bocadillo (sandwich) of fried calamares somewhere along Plaza Mayor or at El Brillante. That's definitely not for private, comfortable seating, but an experience O'Pazo (fancier) and Mercado de la Reina are nice spots to eat. Great coffee shops are Santa Eulalia in Opera and Matilda in La Latina.
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If into Michelin star places, Martin Berasategui is an excellent experience. It is 3 Michelin stars, though, so not the cheapest by any means. But fully worth it. It is located right outside San Sebastian, but a short cab away.
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Restaurant hours: Lunch is between 1 and 4 pm. Dinner is between 8 pm and midnight.

Botin (Calle Cuchilleros 17-19; Tel. 913-664-217) is the oldest restaurant in the world, since 1725 and has good Castilian food. Cochinillo asado is the specialty. There are many other traditional dishes such as lamb. This was Hemingway’s favorite restaurant.

Casa Lucio (Calle Cava Baja, 35; Tel. 913-653-252) is famous for its "huevos rotos".

Restaurante Jose Luis (Calle Serrano, 89; Tel. 913-630-958 ) is famous for its tapas. Barrio Salamanca.

Malacatin (Calle de la Ruda, 5; Tel. 913-655-241) is famous for its cocido. Established in 1895.

L’Albufera (Calle del Capitan Haya, 43; Tel. 915-675-000) has good paella.

Casa Hortensia (Calle Farmacia, 2; Tel. 915-390-090) is famous for its fabada.

Posada de la Villa (Calle Cava Baja, 9; Tel. 913-661-860) has very good cordero asado.

Tse-Yang (Hotel Villa Magna, Paseo de la Castellano, 22; Tel. 914-311-888) is the most luxurious Chinese restaurant in Madrid and is frequented by high society. Barrio Salamanca.

Restaurante Thong (Calle de Lopez de Hoyos, 14; Tel. 915-631-172) is one of the best Chinese restaurants. Barrio Salamanca.

Restaurante Amayra (Calle Alcala, 19; Tel. 915-234-657) is a downtown restaurant that is elegant and has a very good menu of the day.

Fortuny Restaurant (Calle Fortuny, 34; Tel. 913-190-588) is an elegant restaurant in a historic building.

There are many good tapas bars at Calle Cava Baja. Do your own tapas tour here.

Platea (Calle Goya, 5-7) is a new gastronomic site with about 20 restaurants that are open every day, where one can eat tapas and different types of food in the food courts. Mama Framboise there is a great pastry shop.

Moulin Chocolat (Calle Alcala, 77) has the best macarons.


Sevilla:
1. Cuna 2 (Calle Cuna, 2;Tel 954-211-107) - A large, elegant restaurant with traditional Andalusian decoration and with beautiful mosaicos lining the walls of the dining rooms. There is a beautiful bar at the top of the building.

2. El Gallinero de Sandra (Pasaje Esperanza Elena Caro, 2;Tel 954-909-931) - A small restaurant with very tasty food.

3. Casa Robles (Calle Alvarez Quintero, 58; Tel: 954-213-150) - An elegant restaurant near the Cathedral.

4. Robles Placentines (Calle Placentines, 2; Tel: 954-213-162) - An elegant restaurant.

5. Restaurante El Manijero (Calle Trastamara, 15; Tel: 954-221-740) - Small restaurant with very tasty food.

6. Taberna del Labrador (Calle Zaragoza, 20; Tel: 954-502-721) - This restaurant looks like the dining room of a very elegant house.

7. Restaurante Manolo Leon (Calle Guadalquivir, 12; Tel. 954-373-735) - Very nice patio.

8. El Cairo (Calle Reyes Catolicos, 13) - An elegant restaurant.

9. Porta Rossa (Calle Arenal, 5; Tel: 954-216-139) - A good Italian restaurant.

10. For tapas, go to Mercado Lonja del Baranco (Calle Arjona, 24; Tel. 917-582-420).
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If into Michelin star places, Martin Berasategui is an excellent experience. It is 3 Michelin stars, though, so not the cheapest by any means. But fully worth it. It is located right outside San Sebastian, but a short cab away.

We are actually considering his other restaurant- Emebe Garrote- has anyone tried that?
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We are actually considering his other restaurant- Emebe Garrote- has anyone tried that?
I am going there next weekend - I will let you know! His main restaurant is closed at the time you and I are both visiting, though - as are a number of other prominent restaurants. It seems like January to April is when most of the high-end restaurants around San Sebastian are closed.
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In Barcelona we ate at Caelis (one Michelin star). It is in hotel Ohla Barcelona in the Gothic Quarter.
We chose it because we prefer to eat our big meal at lunchtime in Spain.
They had a wonderful 3 course lunch (including red or white wine) for 42 Euros. Choice of starter, choice of main and choice of dessert. Dessert includes tea or coffee.
We ate at the counter so we could observe the kitchen but they had tables as well and it was not very crowded.

Food was excellent and one of the dessert options was a cheese plate which was fantastic.
Obviously at 42 Euros we felt it was an amazing value for the quality of food and wine inclusive.
They post their lunch menu weekly.

https://www.caelis.com/en/caelis-menu/
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Old Feb 12, 19, 5:02 am
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Go for Emebe Garrote it was good having a variety of dishes. Last year we had celebrated my bestie birthday over Emebe and enjoyed well. The Ambiance was too good and the taste was good. One of the finest place I visit over here in Spain trip.
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