Although a new generation is in charge, this venerable family restaurant retains its terrific collection of Modernista graphic art, its 18th-century tiles and wrought iron, and its commitment to the dark and savory side of traditional Catalan cookery. The kitchen makes its own pâtés and terrines—the anchovy-black olive terrine (garum) is especially good—and offers a wide array of traditional sausages and cured meats, including the air-dried beef usually only found in mountainous western Catalunya. When it’s available, ask for the sturgeon carpaccio starter with cava vinaigrette. (Sturgeon cooked in cider is also usually on the menu as a main dish.) Duck is a staple here; one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes is duck three ways (gizzards, liver, and thighs). The short and powerful wine list is strong on Priorat, and for dessert you can’t go wrong with any of the Catalan cheeses.
Pla de la Garsa
Carrer Assaonadors, 13
Our Rating Neighborhood Barri Gotic, La Ribera and Born Hours Daily 7pm–1am (closes at midnight Sun) Transportation Metro: Jaume I Phone 93-315-24-13 Prices Entrees 9€–16€, 2-person set menu 24.50€ each Cuisine type Catalan Web site Pla de la Garsa Other Reservations recommended Fri–Sat
MapCarrer Assaonadors, 13 Barcelona
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