Quimet i Quimet
Delicious tapas since 1913
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, and of course way too authentic to do anything crazy like have a website.
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