I call into this unpretentious, cheap, friendly snack bar at least three times a week every week. Usually stop by for a beer and read the newspaper and catch up with messages on my phone or watch a Barça match.
It’s an ordinary, normal snack bar during the day, but in the evening it comes alive with a young student crowd in the big tent on the wide pavement outside. Bottles of beer are only €1.
Like many small snack bars across the city it tries to offer something for everyone – from a simple coffee, all the way through more elaborate platos combinados, such as steak, chips and salad, microwaved paellas, to ice-creams and combinats (cocktails).
It’s a good spot to watch a Barça match, and they serve a very good Bikini for €2.10. But if you want something more than a sandwich but not a full meal then I recommend their chicken wings. They’re made fresh, not frozen, and you can taste the difference. Crunchy and very flavoursome. Their morros and chocos are pretty good too.
Avoid the paellas, pastas and rice dishes.
It opens at seven in the morning during the week, so if you’re making an early start it’s handy for a coffee and a pastry when en route to the metro or rail station.
The owners have another popular bar, also called Dalin, a few streets over in Fort Pienc, so, when arranging to meet friends we’ll call this one, DBC’s (The Door Breakers’ Club) to avoid confusion.