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.
Carrer Mallorca, 304
Our Rating Neighborhood L'Eixample Hours Tue–Fri 1–3:30pm, Sat 2–3:30pm, Thur–Sat 9–10:45pm Transportation Metro: Girona or Diagonal Phone 93-458-08-55 Prices Main courses lunch 10€–12€, dinner 18€–22€; dinner 5-course tasting menu 42€ Cuisine type Catalan Web site Restaurant Embat
MapCarrer Mallorca, 304 Barcelona
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