This snack bar is open every day of the year.
You’ll see from the old barrels and taps that it was once a bodega. Though it’s called La Llesca (not Taberna La Llesca), most local folk know it as Rosa’s, after its industrious and gregarious owner.
It’s a friendly place, with a diverse and polyglot gang of regulars mingled with shoppers and passers by. If you visit in the evening you’ll likely see my very good friend, Jorge puffing away on his sheesha pipe at a table outside.
Rosa and her partner, Api, serve a very reasonably priced range of hot and cold snacks including fry-ups, burgers, pizzas, chicken and chips, and a few secret menu items such as crispy spring rolls and authentic Chinese noodle dishes, as well as more traditional plates of meats and cheeses.
For a quick snack I recommend the Bikinis here – €2.40, nowhere near as huge as those served at Snack 55, but good nonetheless. Just the job if you’ve skipped lunch and there’s another two hours ’til dinner.
The coffee here is good. And they serve a cheap and cheery sangria.
Rosa will call me all sorts of names when she hears this, but my tip is: Don’t order the draft beer. The bottled beer is so cheap by comparison (€1 for a bottle of San Miguel, €1.40 for a bottle of Moritz, and €1.70 for Voll Damm) that hardly anyone drinks the draft beer – consequently it’s often stale.
Good spot for watching big Barça games with local fans.
La Llesca de Bailèn | Bars, Coffee & tea, Snacks | San Miguel (bottle) € 1
Carrer de Bailèn, 169, local 1 | +34932070240
08:00 – 00:00 daily