Tag: cheap

Bar Selva, Madrid

Bar Selva: budget luxury on Gran Via, Madrid

You know who your best friends are when you trust them to choose where to eat.  On our last visit to Madrid, the friend in question was writer and journalist Eduardo Laporte and, boy, did he choose well.  We asked for a…

Bar Metro

Going underground at Bar Metro 1, Barcelona

Bar Metro 1, Barcelona What’s the deal? No, it isn’t a mirage.  One of Barcelona’s most unusual eateries and bars, the tiny Bar Metro 1 occupies an unlikely spot on a passageway inside the labyrinthine Passeig de Gracia metro station…

Café del Centre, Barcelona

The best Spanish wines for under €7 – we ask an expert

Luis Tolosa, author of Supervinos 2014, is a no-nonsense kind of guy.  The book, a guide to the best Spanish wines available to buy in non-specialist shops including your local supermarket, reads as though you were having a chat about plonk…


How to travel around Spain on a shoestring

Despite being one of Western Europe’s cheapest tourist  hotspots, travelling around Spain on a tight budget can still be a pain in the culo.  With a little local  know-how, though, you can save your hard-earned Euros and stretch your budget (and…

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…

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…

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….

Tapas Crawl at Bar Luis, Alicante

Alicante’s Calle Mayor has over the past few years become a veritable catwalk of tapas bars, with a seemingly exclusively guiri clientele although sadly without D-list celebs musing on whether fur is the new leather, white is the new black, and how…