Barcelona

Bomba Bar Cova Fumada

40

56 Baluard, Palau de Mar building,
Barcelona,

Spain,
08003.

The past lives on at this historic haunt where actual fishermen order up salt-cod croquettes at a tatty old marble counter. Twenty dollars buys grilled sardines, terrific bacalao fritters, and bomba, a crisp meat-and-mashed-potato cannonball doused in an explosively fiery sauce.