Dare to get lost in the small and twirly streets of Ciutat Vella, especially in the old Call (Jewish neighborhood) near the Cathedral and you will find this secret, recently renovated place. Reviewed in many, many guides it’s usually very busy, but you can call from 18:00 to make a reservation.
If you enjoy good wines and simple but great food you will be thrilled. I’m always amazed at the quality of everything served in this place: only the best regional cheeses, jamones and diverse sausages. They also have great pan con tomate (bread with tomato) and some warm tapas. They will accommodate a group and make you a special menu if you talk to them in advance.
The main idea of this restaurant – and it is stated in their name – is to be a wine restaurant. They have one of the most complete wine menus you’ll find in the city at very reasonable prices. If you – like myself – find yourself lost with so many options, they will always have a great recommendation, either by kind, region, taste or even price. The funny thing that comes from this “wine orientation” is that only wine, water and mosto (grape juice) are served here. No soft drinks, but great coffee and excellent service.
Leave a small (or not so small) space for dessert and listen to the accompanying recommendations on dessert wine – another good thing if you’re staying at downtown Barcelona: great wine dinner without having to drive back home.