This charming little bar-restaurant is a reminder of how close Barcelona is to southern France, as this atmospherically dark Barri Gòtic watering hole is really a provincial boîte—a bar with good if unchallenging food. The menu hopscotches around the Mediterranean with a side trip to Switzerland for three fondues. But even nominally Italian dishes like tagliatelle with duck come out tasting Spanish (maybe because the sauce includes bits of serrano ham). By mining some of the lesser-known Spanish wine regions, the wine list offers some excellent drinking bargains to go with the inexpensive meals.
- Frommer's Staff