The Deulonder tapas route
Deulonder is going on a tapas route around Barcelona! Here are two of the best places where you can taste the most original (and yummier) tapas in Barcelona.
First of all, the Tickets Bar, in Paral.lel, a restaurant that boasts gastronomical culture and that stands out from the rest with its wide range of themes. One of them, as seen below, is dedicated to the Hollywood world.
Albert Adrià is the grand master of this project. After several years working in the Inopia bar, Adrià decided to make a leap and expand his cuisine offerings. He tangled his brother Ferran (Adrià) into the project, who immediately took up the challenge of applying his research on new textures and flavors in the tapas world. In addition, the Iglesias brothers (Juan Carlos, Borja and Pedro), who own the seafood restaurant Rías Galicia, also got involved. Eating in this restaurant feels like living inside a movie. It is a total experience, not only in taste, but also in visual terms. In Tickets Bar, you will be able to taste unexpected tapas, such as an «airebagette with Joselito ham», «navajas (razor-shells) grilled in ginger, garlic and lemon» or a «tuna cone with Piparra juice».
The restaurant, which will dazzle anyone you might want to please, is closed on Mondays and Sundays. At night, the kitchen is open until 23.00h. At noon, it is only open on Saturdays, from 13:30 to 3:30 p.m.. There are different menus (Joselito’s Iberic selection, Oysters, Xuxis, Tapas del Mar…). Amongst the (many) desserts, the warm almond cake or the chocolate Ninyoyaki are, by far, delicious.
Perhaps with a more «homemade» style of cuisine, the Mercat Princesa restaurant is one of Deulonder’s top picks. It is located in El Born, (Calle Flassaders, nº 21), in a former XIV century palace. It has sixteen thematic areas, where you can taste different types of cuisine.
From Iberic delicacies and cheese platters to oysters and all sorts of seafood… You will also be able to indulge in Japanese or Italian cuisine or choose between sweet or salty dishes. Mercat Princesa is perfect for any picky eater, offering the highest of quality food. Deulonder’s favourite spot is the Pepe Fritz section, where you can find classic Mediterranean cuisine like fried fish, fried calamari or fried shrimp.
Mercat Princesa also offers a wide range of pinchos. Here’s a glimpse at their delicacies:
Photos: Mercat Princesa
One advantage of this place is that the kitchen is always open, so you can enjoy an aperitif, a meal, a simple snack or dine out, late in the evening. The basic opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 13 to 24h. Friday 13-00:30hs, Saturday from 12:30 to 00:30hs and Sunday from 12:30 to 23hs. Being a fairly large space, it is ideal for group meals, although it is also a good, romantic spot. We recommend you try the pinchos, as they offer a wide variety. You can purchase five pinchos for 11euros ( you get a small glass of beer for a euro and a bigger one, for 2 euros). Personally we recommend the rice and the » parmentier octopus»… delicious! Mercat Princesa belongs to AN Group, who manages several other places in the city, such as Daps, the Attic, the Piscolabis or Mussol.