Will walk for food!

Where to eat in Barcelona - that's always something on everyone's mind! The official Bailèn 41 guidebook (available in the apartment) offers several suggestions for munching through the surrounding neighborhood, but plenty more great cuisine is available throughout the city.

And thanks to some recent guests from California - who offered to share their culinary experiences, complete with notes and photos - here are some excellent suggestions for eating on the "other" side of l'Eixample. All three restaurants are about a 20-25 minute walk from Bailèn 41, just enough to work up a healthy appetite. (Of course, you can always take a short and inexpensive cab ride.)

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#1. La Palmera, Carrer Enric Granados 57 (tel: 93 453 23 38)

* small charming restaurant; friendly, helpful staff
* excellent tapas tasting menu at a really reasonable price plus an a la carte menu

* features a number of foie gras dishes (looked delicious!)

#2. Mauri / 1929 Barcelona, Rambla de Catalunya 102 (tel: 93 215 10 20)

* pastries and candies of all sorts
* tea salon with excellent tea sandwiches and generous "gintonics" (as the Spaniards call them).

#3. La Pastisseria Barcelona, Carrer d'Aragó 228 (tel: 93 451 84 01)

* works of art pastries that are absolutely delicious