Prices have increased, but success has not spoiled food star Carles Abellan, whose basement restaurant in L’Eixample is his personal homage to the tapas lifestyle. Come for breakfast, and you can order estrellitas—fried potatoes with a broken fried egg stirred in on top, with or without extra sausage, ham, or foie gras. (Catalan chefs love foie gras, which is local and inexpensive.) You cannot reserve a table, but take your chances at an off-hour, as service is nonstop from morning through evening. The menu keeps changing as the day progresses, but count on being able to order a bowl of lentils stewed with chorizo, or the “McFoie” burger (a hamburger topped with foie gras). Abellan is famous for his “bikini” grilled ham and cheese sandwich with black truffle. There are now a couple other Tapas 24 restaurants in town, but the original remains a treat, with its colorful graphics and helpful wait staff.