Another stalwart of Barcelona’s bargain-priced “bistronomic” restaurants, Embat has just 10 tables in a modest little space with white stucco walls. 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.
- Frommer's Staff