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martes, 30 de septiembre de 2008

Coffee shops in Barcelona

Several days ago we spoke about a very good place for drinking excellent coffee (
This is another excellent place, modern style, where you can also buy a good coffee. They have a wide range of coffees:
Tostaderos BonMercat
C/ Baixada de la llibreteria 1-3, Barcelona
anyway, if you try to go in august and it is closed, you can go to this other place, which is at five minutes walking distance:

Cafès El Magnífico
C/ Argenteria 64, Barcelona

lunes, 29 de septiembre de 2008

Tallers 76

Tallers 76
C/ Tallers 76, Barcelona

Fixed price menu for dinner: 17,5 EUR (apetizer + starter + main course + dessert + glass of wine + cocktail + bread)


chicken salad



cheese cake

cocktail (aigua de València)

domingo, 28 de septiembre de 2008

Ambar Ad

This is a funny advertisement in Zaragoza, due to the expozaragoza.
It says: you come for the water. You will return for the beer.
(click on the photo to enlarge)

sábado, 27 de septiembre de 2008

Tastapans (Fraga)

Avda. de Aragón 40, Fraga

This is another restaurant of the franchise Tastapans (see the previous post here. As you can see, the decoration is different from the other place. However, the menu and the price is exactly the same). Fixed price menu: Starter + main course + dessert + 1 drink = 10,5 EUR

rissoto de formatges

crepe d'escalibada
rissoto de bolets
tunna fish

viernes, 26 de septiembre de 2008


Paseo del Espolón 20, Soria

In the past I have tasted several places in Soria province and my opinion is not specially good. However, there is an exeption. Maroto is an outstanding restaurant. Considering that fixed price menus in Soria cost more than 12 EUR, this is a very good bargain. Paying a little bit more (total price 16 EUR) you get very high quality meal. I have always enjoyed a lot in this restaurant!

In the past the menu was written with computer and more options were offered. This last time it was hand-written.

they provide a good wine included with the menu. This is not usual in fixed price menus.

empanadillas de espinacas

Lentejas estofadas
Pescado del día (cod)
Estofado de rabo de buey
sorbete de limon

jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2008

Pan de Valladolid

Pan de Valladolid

It is the first quality profile for bread developed anywhere in europe. As you can see each bread has a label with a number. I love this bread!

miércoles, 24 de septiembre de 2008

La fanega

La Fanega
C/ Los moros 6, Valladolid

In my opinion this is an outstanding place. The bests of my trip to Valladolid, jointly with la solana.

martes, 23 de septiembre de 2008

Venta del fraile

Venta del fraile
C/ San Martín 8, Valladolid

It seems that this is a famous place. In my oppinion, this is a low quality place, mainly based on "fried things" with excess of covering (rebozado)

popeye, capricho de monja, huevo del fraile

lunes, 22 de septiembre de 2008

Arzuaga (2/2)

Bodegas Arzuaga
Quintanilla de Onésimo, Valladolid (road from Valladolid to Peñafiel)

This is the seconc part of the post "Arzuaga".
After visiting the cellar we had a dinner at the restaurant.

arzuaga crianza 2005. In the past I was a large consumer of this wine. At some point it started to show "burnt" flavour and I move to different ones. I think that arzuaga 2005 is again better, although not at the same level than in the past. Anyway, the meals were outstanding. specially the salad and the "lechazo". Are you ready for the visual journey? let's go
one of these days I have to speak about the outstanding bread of Valladolid...

shellfish soup

iberian stuff for sharing

crab paté for sharing

salad with cod for sharing
cordero lechal (baby lamb)
dessert (when i remembered to take the photo, half of it has already disapeared!)
orujo de hierbas (herbs spirit)

coffe (look at the nice ceramics with their logo)