You know that dream where you find an extra room in your house? Well. Barcelona and South American food. Even Barcelona and Mexican food. So many rooms you didn’t know were there. I mean restaurants. This is the 4th Mexican I am writing about on this blog. All I can say is: “Welcome to the party La Catrina!”
They’ve got 7 tacos. Beef tongue among them (€10). I had Carnitas (€10). They came with a dollop of guacamole on one end and one of salsa on the other, adorned with crispy chicharrones. I had my pick of 4 salsas: salsa verde, salsa roja, something labeled ‘medium’ and another ‘hot’. My waitress, Dulce, advised me to go for the cochinita pibil next time I visit. (Duly noted Dulce)
I sat in the front, across from the bar and watched The Simpsons in Spanish with the sound off while the Black Eyed Peas blared from the speakers above my head. Having backpacked through Mexico (many moons ago), I found this authentic as opposed to annoying. There is a huge back room with sit down tables covered in brightly coloured Mexican oil cloths under flourescent lights – this too, I found to be the real deal but probably not a place you want to go for a romantic dinner.
See this and more addresses on my Foodie in Barcelona Map
Carrer de Sardenya, 196.