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Berenjenas con miel

Market Square Tapas at C’an Rafa (Ciutadella, Menorca)

The ancient capital of Menorca, Ciutadella is one of our favourite places in the Mediterranean.  This was the island’s most important settlement right the way through from the 13th century up until the English invasion of 1714, and Ciutadella’s narrow…

Patatas bravas, Camino London

Bigg Daddy: The man who brought tapas to a million Londoners

Richard Bigg, founder of some of London’s best-known Spanish eateries including tapas restaurant Camino, is a man who knows his amontillado from his oloroso.  This is the man who has brought sherry to the mean streets of the city, without putting a foot wrong: the Camino restaurant empire (widely…

Pata asada, tapa canaria

Canarian tapas in Tasca Tapias, La Orotava (Tenerife)

  La Orotava is a sleepy little town on the island of Tenerife, a place full of history and stunningly located in the foothills of the Teide national park.  The historical centre is full of colonial-style buildings that will seem…

Bar Poc a Poc, Barcelona

Tapas in the street at Poc a Poc, Barcelona

  Although rarely even noticed by the throngs of tourists that pass by as they head down Calle de la Princesa to the Picasso Museum, the Poc a Poc (‘little by little’) is a perfect example of the role played…

Quiosk Modern, La Boquería

Boqueria Bites at Quiosc Modern, Barcelona

Top of many visitors’ to-do list is Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep, better known as La Boqueria.  This behemoth of a foodhall – which has existed in one form or another since the year 1217 – is popular among Barcelona…

Bodega Quimet, Barcelona

Bodacious Bodega Quimet, Gracia (Barcelona)

When Bodega Quimet’s former owners retired in 2010, they sold the bar on with only one condition: that nothing of the interior of this stately Barcelona bar would be changed by the new dueños.  It seems that their plan worked,…

Restaurante Ca'n Bernat, Menorca

Country house tapas at Ca’n Bernat, Menorca

The thing about life is that every now and again, something wonderful will pop up out of nowhere.  That is exactly what happened on the day that Gusto Guides discovered Ca’n Bernat, one of our favorite Menorcan restaurants.  After a…

Bar Mundial, Barcelona

Bar Mundial: heavenly tapas in Sant Pere, Barcelona

Bar Mundial from Placa Sant Agusti Vell What’s the deal? Maybe it’s the boxing memorabilia?  Perhaps the erratic specials list, chosen according to the time-honoured tradition of ‘whatever chef fancies making today’? Or could it be the heavenly tapas?  Whatever…