First called into this vermuteria four years ago on the insistence of a very good friend. “You have to go,” he entreated. “You’ll love their croquetes.”
So, I went, and I did enjoy their croquetes, and I enjoyed their cheese, cod and mushroom mini-croquetes too, and also their patates braves. Excellent. In fact. this popular and busy bar-restaurant has often been voted as serving the best patates braves in the city, and they cost just 2,95€. Bargain.
I visited again and tried their mandonguilles (meatballs). I was not disappointed. Delicious. As is their fricandó.
I’ve visited quite a few times over the past year, each time dipping into something new, and have never been disappointed. And so it goes.
They have a good selection of draft and bottled beers and some very good, reasonably priced wines and vermouths.
It’s a cheerful, popular after-work hangout, and if you want to get a seat you’ll need to get there fairly soonish after opening time. I’ve heard a few French voices amid the mostly Catalan/Spanish throng – however, in all the times I’ve called in, I’ve never yet heard an English voice – so, if being a locals’ local is on your dial then it’s well worth a visit.