Restaurant: Paco Meralgo
Location: Carrer de Muntaner, 171, 08036 Barcelona
Date: June 10, 2016
Cuisine: Spanish Tapas
Rating: High quality tapas
Our first night in Barcelona kicks off with the highly rated Paco Meralgo tapas bar.
Paco Meralgo is typical of the modern Barcelona type of tapas, with a sleek modern space and lots of stools all around the room.
Gazpacho. Tasty, but a little less intense then I really prefer.
Tomato bread. Our 7 year-old loves this.
Sephardic special. Salmon, toast, and creme fraiche. Really good.
Anchovies on toast. These are the salty darker ones. I prefer the vinegary white ones, but these are tasty too, if you don’t mind swelling up.
Cod fritters. Very light and fresh.
Fried squash blossoms stuffed with cheese. Delightful and light version of this Italian dish.
Squid and beans. Lovely chew and a great slightly spicy flavor.
Fresh prawns in garlic sauce. Hear in Spain you always get the heads.
Filet mignon in garlic oil. Amazing garlic flavor and tender meat.
Crema catalana on its home turf. A bit more liquid than creme brule under the crispy sugar top.
Profiterole with ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Overall, great classic tapas. One of the two best straight Barcelona-style tapas we enjoyed on this visit.