Category: Eating

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,…

Vista del Café Iruña

Café Iruña: where Hemingway was just another customer

  Worried that the legendary Café Iruña (Hemingway’s alleged favourite hangout in Pamplona and scene of much drinkin’ and fightin’ in The Sun Also Rises) might have been ruined by Papa’s considerable following of gap-year latte drinkers and college kids…

Terraza del antic cafe

Open air at Antic Teatre, Sant Pere, Barcelona

  Finding an empty table on a terrace can be a thankless task in Barcelona’s summer months, especially if you would prefer not to have to sell your house/teeth/significant other to pay for a G&T.  The Antic Teatre‘s bar and terrace…

Barra de Cala del Vermut

Home brew at Cala del Vermut, Barcelona

Family-run vermuteria in central Barcelona with a hole-in-the-wall sister bar (standing room only) just a few doors down.  All are crammed with memorabilia and vintage bits and bobs to gaze at while sipping a glass of the good stuff.  Both of the…

Cala Morell

Baristiu, Cala Morell, Menorca

      Ah, the chiringuito. That particularly Spanish type of beach bar that will happily serve you a plato combinado in less time than it takes to boil an egg (how do they do that?), and all while you…

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…

Restaurante La Guitarra, Ciutadella

Restaurante La Guitarra (Menorca), culinary tradition

Underground at La Guitarra, en Ciutadella Here at Gusto Guides, we are fans of those bars and restaurants that are tucked away from the view of all but the most tenacious of day trippers, not least because they tend to…

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…

Overview bar del Pi, Barcelona, barrio gótico

Bar del Pi – Atomic Bombas in the Barrio Gotico, Barcelona

Interior of Bar del Pi, Barcelona City Centre What’s the deal? Gothic Quarter bar housed in an eighteenth century former coaching inn (and birthplace of the socialist PSUC) on the lovely Plaza Sant Josep Oriol with its weekend artists’ fair and live music….