Barcelona: La Cupula

25 Jul

In Barcelona, we stayed at the Ayre Rosellon Hotel near the Sagrada Familia, a boutique hotel with a good location that offers great value. Our concierge recommended La Cupula – a 1920s styled restaurant complete with vintage cars and chandeliers – situated just a few blocks away from our hotel for a nice sit-down Mediterranean-Spanish dinner. At that time of dining we thought it was just some random place, but it turns out that it’s actually pretty well known with quite a few reviews written on it.

Spanish olive oil with bread – Oil was to die for. Changes your whole paradigm about using only Italian olive oil

Spanish olivesBest olives ever with a hint of sweetness

Salted cod fritters – YUMS

Tortilla

Arroz negro – Tasted of the sea, so flavourful

Duck with caramelized apples

Suckling pig with star anise sauce  – Crispy thin skin

On the whole, every dish ranged from quite good to good and at really reasonable prices too, given that it’s posh-ish setting. Though we were under-dressed compared to the rest of the other mature local diners, service staff also didn’t make us feel unwelcomed, so that was sweet. I’m pretty sure great, affordable food places in Barcelona are everywhere; but for its proximity to the Sagrada Familia and quality:price ratio, this is a good option to consider.

Price: $$-$$$
Location: La Cúpula, Carrer Sicilia 255, 08025 Barcelona
Tel: +34 932 082 061
Website: http://www.lacupularestaurant.com/

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