Tasca el corral, Barcelona

Tasca el Corral: Rustic tapas in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

We are in love.  We are in love with Tasca el Corral’s carnivorous carta (menu), cave-like interior and charming camareros (waiters). On a bar-lined street in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Tasca el Corral is a haven for tapas-loving locals and guiris in the know.  Head…

Bar Celta, octopus bar in Barcelona

Bar Celta, tapas in Barcelona’s Old Town

Galician tapas bar and pulpería (bar specialised in serving octopus) with natty 1960s décor.  Nice touches include the little white ceramic bowls used variously to serve wine (sold by the bottle only) and as coat hooks.  We especially liked the…

Beer Cadiz bar Andalucia holiday

Bar Club Caleta: tapas on the beach in Cadiz

Fed up with chilly Barcelona, Gusto Guides decided to head south for at least a little of the winter.  And where better than Andalucia?  We headed to the very south of the south, to the city of Cadiz. What’s the…

La Masia bar in Barcelona's Raval

La Masia: cult cool bar in El Raval, Barcelona

This friendly, family-run joint in Barcelona’s El Raval neighbourhood is a Cutre Crawler winner for its good food, happy staff and eclectic décor (think framed pictures of Spiderman and CF Barcelona alongside a neat collection of antiques). Conveniently placed between…

El Rey de la Gamba, Barcelona

El Rey de la Gamba, seafood heaven in Barcelona

Thanks to his overwhelming success, El Rey de la Gamba (‘The Prawn King’) is now the proud owner of not one but two eponymous restaurants that take up a good stretch of prime Barceloneta real estate.  As well as some…