8 Unmissable Lunch Spots in Barcelona

Quimet i Quimet is one of the most delicious places to try. Especially if you're trying to find where to eat in Poble Sec

Lunch in Barcelona, when done right, can be both very affordable and of tremendous quality. Here in Spain, lunch is the main meal of the day, so many restaurants offer a “menú del día”—a fixed-price lunch deal that usually includes a primero (first course), a segundo (second course) and postre (dessert) and is typically cheaper […]

5 Ways to Enjoy Eating Alone in Barcelona

Tapa of patatas bravas at Bodega La Palma in Barcelona

Catalans are social people, and food is often the central part of special occasions and random family gatherings.  So the thought of eating alone in Barcelona, which is famous for shared plates, can be scary. But if you think about it, eating alone is one of the best ways to focus solely and deeply on […]

Navigating a Catalan Menu: Catalan Food Vocabulary & Tips

Bocata sandwiches and sparkling cava: a traditional Catalan breakfast

Forget everything you learned in your high school Spanish class. Here in Barcelona, it’s all about Catalan. Sure, many people regularly speak Castilian Spanish here in Barcelona. But pride in the local language runs deep in Catalonia, and making an effort to speak a little bit of Catalan will immediately make the locals smile. It […]

Where to Eat Early in Barcelona Without Feeling like a Tourist

Wondering where to eat early in Barcelona? We love just about everything on the menu at Casa Alfonso!

Most visitors to Spain are quite shocked to learn that locals sit down for a meal hours later than they’re used to! Lunch isn’t typically served until 2 p.m. at the earliest, and don’t even think about dinner until at least 9 in the evening. While eating like a local is an essential part of […]