As a Mexican living abroad, I usually get the question about where can you get “real Mexican” food. It’s a daring enterprise: having tried many restaurants in Europe I have to say few of them really come close like “La Taquería” does.
The place is so authentic that it’s usually full with Mexicans – the menu includes different types of very typical “street meals” as well as fresh beverages. All the cooks and people working at the restaurants are also Mexican and even keep the Mexican Talk… meaning the accent and the slang.
Moreover, as you might expect from a place called “La Taquería”, their specialty are tacos – in different kinds. If you’re with somebody else you can try different varieties or let yourself be lured by the waiters into their favorites. I would definitely recommend the mixed tacos, especially the ones with nopales (cactus), carne asada (grilled meat) and grated cheese and the ones made out of tongue (beef, cow’s tongue, it is). Also interesting are the small “cazuelas” – little plates with different flavors to make your own taco.
The place is small and colorful. They serve a midday menu (Tuesdays to Thursdays only) but it is not expensive overall. Just be careful on the number of tequilas or mezcales you have with your meal… they might be dangerous (also) for your pocket. If you’re in Barcelona for a while, follow them on Facebook – they make special meals every weekend decided by the clients and take reservations online.