El Barrio Luxembourg City

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El Barrio – Take a side trip to Spain!

If you’re just passing through Luxembourg for a day or two, I’d advise you to soak up all things Luxembourgish. But if you’re here for longer, sneak in a side trip to Spain by heading to El Barrio. Let me list some reasons why.   Uno – the incredibly creative tapas. Order a few and split them for a meal, or order a couple as a starter.  Dos –  the seafood. I recently splurged on the  ‘seafood degustation’ that tasted like it was just picked out of the sea and taken  just off the grill.  Tres – the meat.  You can go small with an 11-euro brochette or go large with 110-euro Japanese Wagyu fillet. Or try the Wagyu in a tapas taco, for a less indulgent 23 euros. Cuatro – the wine and, ¡Claro está!, the sangria. Desserts? I never have room to try, but I eyed some exiting the kitchen with envy.

The atmosphere and excellent service count for Cinco, Seis, Siete, Ocho and Nueve. Lofty ceilings transport you to a city gallery or central train station… in Spain. There is an open-air terrace upstairs, but I like the ground floor. It’s a little loud, but that’s the buzz of happy diners enjoying the kind of happy conversation that flows here.

El Barrio draws a big lunch crowd, mostly wearing suits and some enjoying the inexpensive midday special. On weekend nights it’s packed.  Diez – there’s nearby parking but why not take the free tram and enjoy that Sangria worry-free?

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Address

2 rue Erasme, Luxembourg City

Telephone number

+35226431503

Opening Times

Mon 11:30 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 23:00, Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:00, Fri 11:30 - 01:00, Sat 12:00 - 16:00 & 18:00 - 01:00, Sun 12:00 - 23:00

Price

Meal : € 26

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