Palermo Barcelona

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Palermo – On Mallorca above Valencia

Palermo is a reliably good all-day all-rounder where you can get everything from a simple coffee and a pastry, to pretty good tapas, through to a meal accompanied with a very good wine any time of the day. It is one of my favourite lunch spots.

They offer a very good menú diari/menú del día for only € 12.15, which regularly features traditional dishes such as codillo al horno (knuckle), estofado de ternera (beef stew) and, of course, paella on Thursdays. The menu includes a bottle of vino tinto (red house wine) or beer.

During the summer they offer excellent cold soups such as salmorejo – tomato and breadcrumb soup with crumbed boiled egg and little flecks of ham – and crema de calabacín – a cold eggplant/aubergine soup.

Smart, modern and clean interior with outside seating. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with legal workers, shop and office staff, construction workers, families and elderly neighbours.

But the reason I suggest you visit is to try their excellent arroz caldoso de bogavante (lobster and rice soupy stew) – € 15.95 per person, and one of the very best in the city. Deliciously messy, very tasty, stuff.

It’s an easy 10 minute stroll from La Pedrera, a five-minute walk from Casa de les Punxes, and just a few metres from Casa Thomas. So, if you’re out and about sightseeing in Eixample Dreta you may want to call in – it’s a safe bet they’ll have something you’ll like.

It’s very popular at lunchtime, so, expect a five/ten-minute wait for a table.

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Details about this spot



Carrer de Mallorca, 280, Barcelona

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00, Sat 08:00 - 00:00


Menú del día: € 12.15


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)