Spain

Restaurants in Spain

Neither folksy nor funky nor fashionable, this brightly bourgeois bar swathed in polished wood is attached to the restaurant inside the Santiago _Bernabéu stadium, home to the Real Madrid soccer team.

This L'Eixample tavern is known for its Gallic seafood tapas.

Take a high-speed catamaran or the slower vaporcito across the bay to lively Puerto de Santa María for peel-and-eat shellfish and pescado frito. El Romerijo has cockles, tiger prawns, and other specialties such as tangy fried shark marinated in vinegar.

Order the terrific $17 lunch (a glass of vino included), where the velvety melon gazpacho followed by arroz negro studded with cuttlefish or a perfect seared tuna are served at an industrial-chic space inside the renovated Barceloneta market.

The mini-hamburguesas with caramelized onions are some of the best burgers in the world.

The local clams and tiny lobster set the gold standard for fresh seafood. And the 1960’s mahogany-paneled time capsule of a dining room sets the standard for retro-chic style.

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