Literally steps from the beach, this family restaurant dates from 1968 and is now run by two generations of the Majó family. The dining room resembles a country tavern, but as long as the weather is good, everyone wants to eat outdoors at the white-linen-clad tables beneath umbrellas. Not all the seafood is local—they fly in amazing oysters from Galicia and France for the raw bar. Many of the shellfish are cooked over a wood-fired grill, which gives them a smoky tang. The restaurant is known, however, for fish soups—both the simple fish and shellfish in a fish broth, and the more elaborate zarzuela, a Catalan dish where the mixed fish are more important than the broth. On request, the kitchen will prepare the very similar French dish, bouillabaisse.
Almirall Aixada 23, Barceloneta
Our Rating Neighborhood Waterfront and La Barceloneta Hours Tues–Sat 1–3:30pm and 8–11:30pm; Sun 1–3:30pm Transportation Metro: Barceloneta Phone 93-221-54-55 Prices Main courses 12€–32€, tasting menus for 48€, 58€ and 69€ Cuisine type Catalan/Seafood Web site Can Majó Other Reservations recommended
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