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 […]