Like most of the most-talked-about restaurants in Barcelona, Quimet i Quimet is no grandiose affair of starched linen and stuffy waiters, but a down-to-earth local bar in the rugged Poble Sec district where patrons lean on the counter to eat. Family-owned for four generations, Quimet i Quimet owes its sterling reputation to delicious tapas, such as mussels and tomatoes, navajas (razor shells) and improvised montaditos (mini-sandwiches), as well as its amazing cheeses, such as tou dels tillers, a cheese stuffed with trout roe and truffles. The walls are lined floor-to-ceiling with wine and liquor bottles, and sure enough, you'll find an impressive selection of Dionysian treats to go with your tapas. Deservedly famous.
A great neighbourhood feel to this place. Very authentic tapas and typically Spanish.
reviewed by Patrice from France on Dec.03.2010