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Ca La Nuri, Barcelona

I'm interested in this seafood restaurant in Barcelona. It gets guidebook recommendations & the website is tempting. But I haven't seen it mentioned in the Barcelona threads I have read here. Has anyone been there ?

Dec 08, 2009
Azza in Spain/Portugal

Wine in Madrid

If you want to try a Spanish red wine that steps outside the usual Rioja/Ribera duo, drink some Bierzo, made from the Mencia grape. Fabulous stuff.

Nov 24, 2009
Azza in Spain/Portugal

San Sebastian on a Monday

kokotxa is very good, not sure about its Monday situation.

Nov 23, 2009
Azza in Spain/Portugal

zOMG Does nobody go to Tenerife???

Santa Cruz has a great little place that specialises in Andalucian food - it's on the pedestrianised street called La Noria. The name of the actual place refuses to come to mind, but is about three doors along from a very good bar called Mojitos. This place serves the best cazon en adobo I've eaten outside of its 'home' in Cadiz.

Nov 23, 2009
Azza in Spain/Portugal

Christmas Lunch in Hampshire/Sussex?

drakes is the best, by far, of those brighton options Meadow very good too, Sevendials only OK. Hotel du Vin is 'unthrilling' in the sense of bring fairly trad, but often people don't want anything too risky for Christmas day.

Nov 21, 2009
Azza in U.K./Ireland

Reservations at Arzak - what to expect?

It's very friendly, and the least 'swish' of the famous San Sebastian restaurants. Really helpful staff and a wide range of diners.

Order things you have never tried before, or combinations you have never seen before. No pint in visiting somewhere so outstanding & playing safe in your choices.

There is some theatricality on the plates, however. We had an amazing pudding which the waitress poured some weird steaming liquid over until the whole plate seemed to be covered in what looked like dry ice - she said it was "un poco Harry Potter".

Nov 18, 2009
Azza in Spain/Portugal

Favorite Restaurants in Sevilla

Restaurante Atarazana in Calle Dos de Mayo (near the bullring) does tapas (and full meals) with a good modern twist on the old classics. Very good desserts too, which is not always the case in Andalucia.

Nov 18, 2009
Azza in Spain/Portugal

One night in Madrid - Where to eat?

Great food but *Mexican* - Entre Suspiro Y Suspiro, off Plaza Isabel II. Probably not what you're looking for but *such* a great place I'll take any opportunity to name it.

Nov 18, 2009
Azza in Spain/Portugal

Spending New Year's in Valencia and 4 days in Barcelona. Where to eat?

If you want fantastic rice in Valencia, try El Tossal on Calle Quart. They don't call their dishes 'paella', and they have a very short menu, but you won't find any better rice dishes in the city. El Molinon on Calle Bolseria has fantastic tapas (try the carpaccio of horse meat, if you're bold). La Sucursal (the restaurant in the Contemporary Art Museum) is my favourite upmarket restaurant in the city.

Don't know Barcelona as well but plenty of other on this board do, so get ready for suggestions.

Nov 18, 2009
Azza in Spain/Portugal

Christmas Lunch in Hampshire/Sussex?

A good bet is the Hotel du Vin chain (yes, a chain but a good one & a small one) - there is one in Winchester and one in Brighton.

Nov 18, 2009
Azza in U.K./Ireland