Bodega Pasaje 1986
Now that Barcelona’s most famous chef brothers, Albert and Ferran Adrià, closed all the spots in their culinary empire, a number of new restaurants are ready to take over where they left off. Run by the former director of Albert Adrià’s legendary spot Tickets, Bodega Pasaje 1986 is an upscale bodega (or wine bar) that feels super casual.
Located on the edge of the city in Plaza España, you’ll see everyone here from couples to visitors who have clearly seen every episode of Chef’s Table. They come for the elevated takes on Catalan dishes in the form of pig’s trotters with black pudding and mushrooms, roast chicken with raisins and pine nuts, or a simple seasonal tomato, cucumber, and onion salad, but often end up staying all afternoon sipping ice-cold beers on the sunny patio.