Situated on a street between the lively heart of Poble Sec and the busy, wide avenue of Parallel this bodega serves exquisitely prepared plates of tapas. It’s a busy, bustling little place, with no seats and only two small tables – it’s shoulder to shoulder standing-room only at Quimet i Quimet. There’s often a small crowd on the street outside. The bodega serves its own-label Belgian bottled beers and its own labelled cava. The walls are lined from ceiling to floor with bottles of beers, wines and spirits from around the world.
But it’s the food that makes this bodega very special – simple, but delicious cheeses, cold meats, canned seafood, caviar and vegetable patés served on bread or with bread sticks and transparent fruit flavoured jelly conserves, all lovingly arranged on the plate like an artwork.
It’s not a place for a meal – just a bite or two before dinner. It’s situated just a few doors up the street from Rouge (see the Rouge article) so you could make an evening of it: drop by at Quimet i Quimet for a bite then call into Rouge for drinks, music and atmosphere.
Be aware that Quimet i Quimet is only open until four in the afternoon on Saturday, and does not open on Sunday.