Every time I go to this spot it surprises me with something more! As soon as you walk in from the bustle of busy Via Laietana, the first thing that hits you is the design. Full of colours and weird items such as flip-flops and dolls on the walls, you get a real sense of a unique spot when you arrive.
However, the most important things come first. You can get some fantastic mojitos there for just € 3.50, margaritas too. This was what brought me to Rosa Negra for the first time – and second and third! It’s always busy by night, a really vibrant and energetic place to start everything off.
But the drinks aren’t all there is to it. When I finally got in at a time that was easier to get a seat, I was pleasantly surprised by the food; the burritos and tacos on offer are some of the best that I’ve tried in the city for sure. Then, what’s more, come in the afternoon during the week and you can be treated like a king – the concept of ‘menú del día’ is a well-known one in Spain, but I find it often just applies to small local bars which offer pretty standard food. Here at Rosa Negra between 13:00 and 16:30 on workdays you can get an excellent three course meal and a drink for just € 9.
Note: if you’re closer to Raval, check out Rosa Negra’s sister for more of the same!