“Szmasnego” means “Bon Appetit!” in Polish.
In 2015, I did a half-year Erasmus in Poland. It was a life-changing experience, and I cherish lots of memories from those times. One of the things I miss most from my time in Poland is the tasty food.
A few months after I returned to Barcelona, I was excited to see that the first Polish restaurant in the city, Polka Bar, had just opened. I just had to go there.
Since then, I’ve been going to Polka Bar every now and then to satisfy my cravings for simple, honest Polish cuisine.
Polka Bar is a small and popular restaurant in Les Corts. The staff are very friendly and the waiter will patiently explain any doubts you may have when ordering food.
Of course, I would suggest trying everything, but you wouldn’t be able to eat it all. So, if I had to choose, I recommend their delicious pierogi – traditional Polish dumplings, and their amazing gołąbek (cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice), or, my absolute favourite Polish meal, Żurek, a thick ‘sour’ sausage and potato soup served inside a round loaf of rye bread.
Choose from their wide selection of Polish beers — including Żywiec Białe. They also have potato vodka and soplica.
I recommend making a reservation rather than turning up at the restaurant, mainly because it’s usually busy. Considering the quality and love they put in their food, I can understand why it’s always full.