The restaurants recommended in this blog have all been visited by me and my wife and often with friends. We have visited them at least once. I only recommend restaurants that have a quality that, in my opinion, makes them worth a visit.
Some are world class restaurants, some are very simple, but the food is always worth the price and the chefs have prepared it with pride and love of good food.
The food is essential for being mentioned here. Minor problems when it comes to service and other things are mentioned but does not disqualify them from being recommended.
We have also eaten in some restaurants in the area that do not leave any memories worth writing about.
Finally we have been to very few bad restaurants and have been badly serviced in a few.
These three categories are marked differently in List of Restaurants.
marks our special restaurants. On the map they are found by the red marks and in the search term list under coup de ceur

Friday, January 25, 2019

LA FLAUTA

LA FLAUTA - Carrer d'Aribau, 23, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

Just one block from where La Rambla meets with Diagonal in Barcelona we found a very nice restaurants for locals. It was recommended by the owner of the very nice B&B around the corner. When we came there around 9 it was quite empty but just a little after it started to fill up an was soon full of people of all ages.

In Spain we often start the meal with their fantastic ham and “pan con tomate”. It was a generous plate that was enough for us both. We had decided to have a good piece of meat and ordered the tournedos. We had however some language problems ordering so when we got the main dish it was just one portion for us both to share. It was a generous piece of meat, so we said we could start with that and come back later. It was well enough for us both. It came with a innovative style of French fries that looked like band pasta and was delicious and very crispy. I think the meat was one of the most tender and tasty pieces we have got for a long time.

We asked the waiter if he could recommend a good wine with the meal and surprisingly, he recommended the least expensive on the menu and it was excellent. The good thing in Span is that they mostly only add 100% on the wine in restaurants so this bottle was only 12 euros.

If you like a place where locals go and do not mind a little crowded atmosphere later in the evening – this is the place. Fantastic food and nice service. But – be in time if you have not reserved a table.

Telefon: +34 933 23 70 38
Latest visit: December 2018
Number of visits: 1

Thursday, January 24, 2019

FANALS PLATJA Ca L’ADOLFO


FANALS PLATJA Ca L’ADOLFO – Passeig del Mar 92, Platja d’Aro, Spain

We were actually looking for another restaurant that we had visited before, but could not find. As we were looking for grilled fish we decided this one would be a choice as good - and it was. We asked what fish they had for the day and we could have Dorade, Loup de Mère and they had one St. Pierre. We settled for Dorade. The fishes were big, perfectly grilled and very tasty. We had a nice white wine to drink with it. After that we could not have anything but coffee. We have however no idea how the other dishes were as we had the simplest and basic one can have in a restaurant 10 meters from the sea.

The restaurant was a family restaurant and the owner as well as the father came down to “inspect” the business and sat down to speak a few words with old friends.

WEB: http://www.torredealtamar.com/en/ 
Latest visit: June 2016
Number of visits: 1

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Le Bistrot la Nautique


LE BISTROT LA NAUTIQUE - 12 rue des Nauticards, Port la Nautique, 11100 Narbonne

We visited a new restaurant today. It was Bistrot la Nautique which is situated next to the camping site La Nautique on the inside of Etang de Bages outside Narbonne. The environment is pleasant next to the boat harbor and we sat outside with a sea-view. The place is very simple, quite rustic, but on purpose. The food is mainly sea-food and it was good, but not exceptional. They have a quite large wine list for a place like this.

On the negative side however is the prize. It is far too expensive taken the food and the venue into account. For a starter and a main and coffee plus a small carafe of rosé we paid almost the same as we do for a fantastic multi-course lunch at one of our favorite Michelin restaurants and the difference is enormous in everything - including the view.

WEB: https://lanautiquenarbonne.com/
LATEST VISIT: July 2018
NUMBER OF VISITS: 1

Friday, July 28, 2017

CAFÈ DU PORT


CAFÈ DU PORT – Borne 436, Canal du Midi, Paraza

You can’t miss it when you come to Paraza. It is a small restaurant just at the Canal du Midi. The food is really good and the service friendly. We had nice salads and gazpacho for starters and the confit de canard for main was fantastic as the entrecote was. One of the best French fries we have had in the area.
For you who has a problem with French. The owner is English so you will get what you think you have ordered.


WEB: http://www.cafeduport.com
LATEST VISIT: July 2017
NUMBER OF VISITS: 1

Saturday, May 27, 2017

RESTAURANT LA PLAÇA

RESTAURANT LA PLAÇA – Plaça Promotori 2, Llafranc, Catalonia, 17211 Spain

The restaurant is a part of Hotel Llafranc in the center of Llafranc. The hotel also has a more casual alternative with outside service. Both places have really good food and the service is perfect.

After arriving at the hotel, we had a fantastic turbot in the outside restaurant with a good local white wine. In the evening, we visited the main restaurant and had one of the best tenderloin we have had. An interesting thing is that at both places we asked about a good local wine from the wine list, but the waiter instead suggested a less expensive house wine.

Llafranc is a very pleasant place, especially in off-season. The place is beautiful and one can take long walks, be on the beach, do diving or other water-sports and a lot of things.

By the way – the hotel is really nice and we can recommend you staying there.

WEB: http://www.hllafranch.com/
LATEST VISIT: May 2017
NUMBER OF VISITS: 1