It is a rite of passage for tourists to dine at “The Snails,” where the Bofarull family has been welcoming hungry travelers since 1835. As you arrive, you can’t miss the picturesque sight of whole chickens roasting over a spit in an open window. The snails, for which the restaurant was renamed in the mid–20th century, are good and garlicky, but most diners come for the comfort food: chicken and ham croquettes, roast chicken, roast suckling pig, and the pricey lobster paella. The menu has basically remained unchanged since Los Caracoles was featured in the inaugural edition of Frommer’s Spain on $5 a Day. Honest food without subtext never goes out of style.
Carrer Escudellers, 14
Our Rating Neighborhood Barri Gotic, La Ribera and Born Hours Daily 1:15–3:30pm and 6–11:30pm Transportation Metro: Liceu or Drassanes Phone 93-301-20-41 Prices Entrees 11€–45€ Cuisine type Spanish Web site Los Caracoles Other Reservations recommended
MapCarrer Escudellers, 14 Barcelona
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