There is the most hearty restaurant ever hidden in the iconic neighbourhood of Gracia in Barcelona. The restaurant La Taina serves traditional Catalan food, especially a great variety of grilled meats and vegetables, all in a very homemade way. Also, I highly recommend a visit there only when you are really hungry, because you will definitely eat very well.
The staff are tremendously friendly and always up for a chat. The resident dog is also lovely and always looking forward to a pat on the head. However, he does get shy in front of the camera…
The day I took these photos, we visited La Taina especially to eat an escudella Catalana, which is a traditional Catalan stew. It is served in a way that all the different things that were boiled in the stew were removed from it and served on a plate. The soup was served at the same time, so you had the option of eating it together or separately. It was so good, though that was only the first course…
For the second course we chose a salchicha criollo, which is actually an Argentinian sausage.
All of that was for lunch on a weekday. I decided to skip dessert and go for a strong café cortado, in an attempt to avoid myself from dozing of at my computer later on, and while gazing at the interior patio, wishing for the warmer days ahead where we could hopefully enjoy a moment out there.
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