If you have spent any time wandering around the trendy neighborhood of Gràcia in Barcelona, you will already be aware of its many great bars and restaurants. You may have even found yourself in Calle Asturias and been faced with a mind-boggling wealth of food joints. Luckily ShBarcelona has rounded up some of the best restaurants in Calle Asturias to make your choice easier!
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If you love world cuisine and trying new things, then Petra is the restaurant for you. A Lebanese restaurant that opened in 2010, Petra attracts a hip young crowd with some fantastic Lebanese food, including traditional dishes like Warak Inab, Kebe and Xix Tawuc. You can just order options from the menu, or you can order a set menu which will cost you 15 euros. And if you are looking for a cheap midday meal, look no further: the lunch menu costs only 9 euros! Pretty cheap for some delicious Lebanese cuisine.
Address: Carrer d’Asturies, 53
Contact: 932 17 10 56
Macchina Pasta bar
If you are in the mood for some great Italian cuisine, then you only need to wander a few steps to find this great pasta bar in Gràcia. Macchina offers a menu where you choose the type of pasta, sauce and topping you want. They then prepare it for you on the spot, with very fast service.
The fresh food is prepared with a mix of homemade and freshly sourced ingredients, and the prices are quite low: you can order a salad starter and a pasta dish special for only 9 euros. The portions may not be as big as in other restaurants on this list, but the bar offers a charming, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. If you are looking for somewhere to have a laid-back light lunch, this it!
Address: Carrer d’Astúries, 17
Contact: 936 76 10 79
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A bar on Carrer d’Asturias that offers a wide range of international cuisine, SMS is fast gaining a reputation as a great restaurant for a large menu and generous portions. SMS is also a great place to go for coffee. Order a frappuccino in Barcelona and you usually get a glass of ice with a bit of milk and coffee. Here you get all the basic ingredients but served in a huge glass shaped like a cornucopia and slathered with cream and chocolate sauce. And all for under 3 euros!
They also offer a wide range of options from their breakfast menu, from hearty British breakfasts to great deals on more continental foods like coffee and croissants. Sitting to eat in here is great: the staff is very friendly, the food is always fantastic, and there is an exciting buzz in the air. But be warned: the small restaurant tends to get full quickly at peak hours. To make sure you get a table in this cozy spot, we’d advise you phone to reserve a table first.
Address: Carrer d’Astúries, 33
Contact: 932 17 95 47
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