El Nacional. 

If u haven’t already been, you’re definitely missing out. The high end “food court” of Barcelona in the heart of the city. (Passeig de gracia)  Where social and cultural life meet, el nacional not only has an inviting atmosphere but traditional recipes prepared in high quality. 

You can pick from 4 different restaurants:La Braseria, La llotja, La taperia, & La Paradeta. Decided on La Taperia for the first stop & I’m glad that I did. This unique dining experience where they have “verbally announced” ala cart options, make u want to stay longer to find out what’s next on the menu. Some of the few things I got to try. Very tasty indeed. 👌🏼 (fried artichokes with honey, seafood paella, olive oil cod fish & tomato bread, to end with a nice orange over orange)

The interiors: for an interior designer to be in a spot like this, it’s Disney land for our eyes. So much detail and thought into each place. From hanging birdhouse lamps to vertical gardens and a warehouse filled with greenery contrasted with much texture, patterns and mosiac tiles! You’re eyes get full before u even start to eat. 😋This is definitely a must see when in barcelona. 🇪🇸

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Vamos a comer! 

When in Spain, forget the word diet. I’m gonna take you on a short food trip to some “tastegasmic” places around town. Just to give u a taste of some of the few spots & enjoy the ambiance &a interiors too. 

Breakfast: CASA CONXITA (Eixample) This small corner restaurant in eixample, rated and talked about by locals has a unique morning vibe to enjoy your cup of coffee. 

The interiors: a very hip/modern interior with wall tiled with mosaic geometric tile contrast with light birch wood and black beam ceiling. 🙌🏻Lunch: CATACROQUET (Pobleneou) 

Walking away from the city center is a little stop in poblenou that has lunch set menus to enjoy. Let’s go Spanish for lunch. – Gambas & “fried” cod fish (bacalao) definitely a must try! 

Interiors: This meal was even more enjoyable because of the rustic interiors in this place. Exposed walls and ceilings with hanging pendant bulbs topped with green fern. Your eyes will continue to wander the whole meal. 

Merienda: GREEN & BERRY (eixample) 

Gotta love this “healthy” food trend. How about a zucchini pasta with pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes, & lemon pesto sauce. 🙃You find the most interesting places hidden behind small interiors. 

Dinner: CIUDAD CONDAL (rambla catalunya) 

Let’s just say it’s one of the more scaled-up tapas bars in town. The tapas was muy perfecto! Not to mention this oh so amazing deep fried Camembert with raspberry sauce. 😧Fried artichokes, patatas bravas, huge gambas! A nice variety of Spanish tapas. 

&I if your still super hungry after the first tapas meal. Head down the street & try this. 

BAR NOLA:  my love for pulpo was definitely satisfied here. Interiors: the typical Spanish “showcase” of the fresh seafood & “acquatic” theme doesn’t make you feel so intimidated. Almost very relaxed and a feel at home. Before I head to more places & forget to share it with you, this is a good start in case you plan to visit soon. 

Bon apitit 😎

Flax & Kale ðŸƒ

Flaxitarian” is what they call this new healthy lifestyle. This stylish and trendy spot in Barcelona makes you feel that eating healthy is doable. Whipped Coconut creme yogurt fruit bowl and vegan chocolate coco chia bars | avocado toast and their version of scrambled eggs with porchini. 🍃🍐🍳

From food to interiors, this place has it to a tee. This outdoor patio is a perfect place to have your healthy meal. 

There’s something about toilets in Bcn! Check out this super chic bathroom interior, the contrast of white subway tiles and plants! Gotta love that. ✌🏼️Burp, time for a selfie. 😬