There’s nothing like a meal with friends that can cure all bad days, especially when the meal involves tapas.
Las Ramblas is teeny tiny, which is the opposite of what La Rambla actually looks like, but that’s taking the name too literally. The brick walls and candles do their job well in transporting you to the winding alleys of Barcelona. It felt like you were dining outside, perhaps at a sidewalk cafe, enjoying the Spanish breeze.
Service was a bit brusque, but that was quickly forgiven when our pitcher of strawberry sangria came to the table.
I also had my eye on the Banderillas con Chorizo de Pato…
…skewers of duck sausage, quail egg, and onions. So cute! I’ve never had duck sausage before, and it was really cool. It tasted like duck but had a sausage consistency, and paired with the egg and onion, this was a perfect bite.
There was also Chiporones Fritos, basically fried calamari. The sauce was a little sweet and tangy – delicious with the calamari.
We continued with the seafood pattern with the Escalivada Catalana con Bacalao – salted cod, eggplant, and peppers on top of crunchy crostinis. This was tasty! The cod was great, and the veggies complemented it well. I could’ve eaten more of this for sure.
Last to come was the Pulpo con patatas – octopus salad with purple potatoes. The purple potatoes were intriguing and very yummy, while the rest of the salad didn’t fare so well. The octopus was extremely salty, while the veggies were tasteless, to the point of me stuffing my mouth with said veggies and gulping down water after eating the octopus. It’s ok though. Nothing a few glasses of sangria can’t fix
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