Bar Taperia Loli – Alcossebra, Spain

My favourite restaurant in Alcossebra this trip was Loli’s which is a little restaurant on the port. It was really busy in there and there was a real buzz to the place the night we went. The tables were mostly full and it smelt mouth wateringly good.

It is owned by a German man and a Spanish women so they specialise in both German and Spanish dishes.

We decided on the hot stone steak, a jacket potato, fries and a mixed salad to share.

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Mixed Salad

The mixed salad in Alcossebre always seems to come with tuna on top, which can be nice if you are having a very light meal, but can be extra filling if you are already having quite a big meal.

The steak came out raw with hot stones on the side so we could cook them ourselves. I loved the fun of cooking it all and also it meant that we could eat the steak however we liked. I like mine pretty rare but if you wanted it well done, you just need to leave it on the stone for a little longer.Β They gave us very good cuts of meat that were not chewy at all.

It sounds odd but the fun of “playing with food” made the meal even more enjoyable.

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MEAT!
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Hot stones for the steaks
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about to get cooking
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Steak’s cooking on the hot stone

This was my favourite meal of the trip! Fun, lively, and good quality food.

https://www.taperia-loli.com/

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Los Bodegueros – Old Town, Ibiza, Spain

The Old Town in Ibiza is beautifully quaint and rich in history. The town is built in and around the castle walls. All the streets are made of cobblestones and the little passages that are full of shops and restaurants are great to explore.

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The streets of Old Town Ibiza

We went to Los Bodegueros just on the outskirts of the Old Town because it was easy for us to leave our suitcases here before we went to the airport and then grab a cab from the main road.

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The restaurant – The Ants are promoting a party in Ushuaia called Ants

There were four of us and we ordered lots of different tapas plates as we were about to get a flight home back to London and it would be ages until we would have a meal again.

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Prawns Pil Pil

The Prawns Pil Pil came still bubbling away in the little plate. They weren’t overcooked though even though they seems to still be cooking away in the plate.

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Patatas Bravas
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Tapas sharing platter

The tapas platter we chose came with a potato and seafood salad, chorizo sausages, calamari and seafood croquettes. We of course also ordered patatas bravas and padron peppers because what is tapas without these two dishes?

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Padron Peppers
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The Jamon Platter

And finally we also ordered the ham platter which came with a selection of different ham slices, bread and the tomato sauce to spread onto the bread slices.

Everything was absolutely delicious (I genuinely cannot fault anything), the service was great, and we were so glad they were open and serving food even though it was only 5pm.

A fabulous meal to end our amazing trip to Ibiza.

http://www.restaurantelosbodeguerosibiza.es/es/

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g664638-d2645861-Reviews-Los_Bodegueros-Ibiza_Town_Ibiza_Balearic_Islands.html

Sunset Ashram – Cala Comte, Ibiza, Spain

I have to be honest, the idea of Ibiza never appealed to me. In my mind, Ibiza was very different to how I experienced it.

I thought that I needed to go once to see what it was all about and I was surprised at how beautiful the island actually is, how good the food is and how much fun I had.

One place I found particularly beautiful is Cala Comte, a secluded beach with the clearest water. When I swam in the sea I could see schools of large fish swimming around me and it was amazing.

There are only two restaurants in this part of the island and we decided to go one of the restaurants called Sunset Ashram for dinner.

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We sat down, ordered our drinks and food and then witnessed the most beautiful sunset ever! It was absolutely stunning and we all sat facing it as the sun went down. Once the sun fully set and it went down below the ocean ahead of us, the whole beach burst into applause, wolf whistles and cheering. It was quite a heart warming moment to be a part of to be honest.

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The food was really well cooked and presented – I just wish there was a bit more of it because it was so delicious! It was a little pricier than the normal restaurant in Spain but it was worth it for the beach, sunset, and views.

I had the tuna steak which was cooked to perfection. Perfectly seared on the outside and pink on the inside with some gorgeous flavours that didn’t take away from the natural flavours of the fish.

We stayed well into the evening and shared a dessert platter between us all. It was very relaxed and we were not rushed out at all.

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Steak
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Curry
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Tuna
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Dessert Platter
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Dessert Platter

Perfect setting, perfect dinner, perfect sunset.

http://www.sunsetashram.com/en/

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g673348-d2316915-Reviews-Sunset_Ashram-Sant_Josep_de_Sa_Talaia_Ibiza_Balearic_Islands.html

Bar Central La Boqueria – Barcelona, Spain

After walking around Mercat De La Boqueria, the famous market just off Las Ramblas, my Mum and I decided to get some lunch. There are lots of gorgeous smells around the market with various different restaurants. We chose Bar Central La Boqueria, a restaurant which is part of the market with bar stools and high tables along the side.

The seafood on ice at the front looked so fresh and the aroma from their grill was so mouthwatering that we had to just get it all. We chose octopus (Polpo), snails, and scallop and some padron peppers. The snails were a little more rich and stew-like than we had expected, but the rest was absolutely delicious and writing this makes me want to eat it all over again.

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One to check out if you are ever in the market and needing a bite to eat.

 

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187497-d2374383-Reviews-Bar_Central_la_Boqueria-Barcelona_Catalonia.html

Restaurante Cheriff – Barcelona, Spain

After a long 3 hour walk around the historical Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, Julia, Mike, my Mum and I decided we wanted a good Paella, so after researching the best Paella spots in Barcelona (not touristy, not a chain, not too La-Di-Da) we found a gorgeously rustic, local spot for our lunch – Restaurante Cheriff.

We ordered some pan con tomat and some Iberica ham to nibble on while we waited for our main, which we washed down with a cold Spanish white wine. The bread was gorgeously crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, which was perfect and the ham had so much earthy flavour to it.

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We decided on the squid ink paella, which was so creamy and came with mussels, and the mixed seafood paella which was a little more zesty and literally came with every seafood you could ask for.

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The food, the restaurant itself and the service were all excellent! I will definitely go back again and I definitely recommend if you are looking for a good paella spot.

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https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187497-d997670-Reviews-Restaurante_Cheriff-Barcelona_Catalonia.html

Ciudad Condal – Barcelona, Spain

Ciudad Condal is an institution in Barcelona. It has been around for years and people line up for anything up to an hour to get a table there, but it is worth the wait!

The atmosphere is buzzing to say the least – with all the waiters in a good mood, singing loudly behind the bar and serving the tables with big laughs and cheeky jokes with the customers.

My Mum and I came together and we only waited 15 minutes before we got a table.

Our waiter was charming and we just told him roughly what we wanted and he recommended the dishes that we should get, which was perfect! He ordered very well!

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Thick Smoked Salmon Slices on Bread
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Grilled Calamari
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Prawn Pil Pil
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Fried Sardines
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Anchovies
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Crema Catalana

I would definitely recommend going Ciudad Condal and I will definitely be coming back to try some more dishes.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ciudad-Condal/168195233218836

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187497-d1059712-Reviews-Ciudad_Condal-Barcelona_Catalonia.html

Vinitus – Barcelona, Spain

Yes, I have written about Vinitus before! Yes, it is the same one! But it is so good, that is deserves another write up! I recently went to Barcelona with my Mum and she had never been to Barcelona before so obviously I had to take her to one of my favourite tapas restaurants there.

We sat at the bar – which is my favourite seat because you get to watch the chefs cooking away and you can point at which dish you want behind the counter. We ordered some Sangria and look around the counter to see what we felt like eating.

They have a seafood counter with fresh seafood that they bring in everyday and so we ordered lots of it! We had baby calamari, clams and prawns which were all gorgeous. We also ordered padron peppers which are my absolute favourite and some seafood salad.

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It is genuinely one of my favourite tapas spots and it is so well priced! Definitely worth a visit!

 

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Vinitus/562839933859697