Another stalwart of Barcelona’s bargain-priced “bistronomic” restaurants, Embat has just 10 tables in a modest space designed in white minimalist style. It bustles at lunch, when the menu usually has three main dishes, none more than 12€, and often requires reservations at night, when prices rise and choices expand dramatically. The dishes are not radical—just re-thought. Gazpacho comes with a few shrimp and a small ball of burrata (cream-filled mozzarella) with a flurry of basil. The classic monkfish with spinach and creamy potato is complemented by a thin sheet of crackly almond praline. Desserts are a specialty; one favorite is the hot chocolate pudding with walnut ice cream.
Carrer Mallorca, 304
Our Rating Neighborhood L'Eixample Hours Mon–Wed 1–3:45pm, Thurs–Sat 1–3:45pm and 8:30–11pm Transportation Metro: Girona or Diagonal Phone 93-458-08-55 Prices Entrees 10€–22€, tasting menu 42€ Cuisine type Catalan Web site Restaurant Embat
MapCarrer Mallorca, 304 Barcelona
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