This restaurant is a little off the beaten tourist path in the Poblenou neighborhood, and that’s a great thing. Poblenou is a cool place, with its very own Rambla that is just as beautiful and 100% less packed with tourists and pickpockets than its famous counterpart in the city center. This alone merits a visit, but check out Can Recasens for its selection of Catalan cheeses and cured meats, which are among the best in the world. They just serve you planks of the stuff, piled six inches high. The salads are also really good, and trust us, after a few days in this town, you’ll be dying for some greens.
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If you want to get into Tickets, plan your reservation very far in advance. It's an excellent tapas restaurant with very fun vibes.
Barceloneta is home to some of the best tapas bars in the city, but Bar Electricitat still stands out. The space is dingy, and the food is excellent.
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