My favorite restaurants in Barcelona – Spain 🇪🇸

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Barcelona was the greatest surprise I had during my holidays in Europe. Not only for the city itself but for all the food variety I could find there and here I decided to share with you my favorite spots to eat in Barcelona!

Shall we start?

Woki Organic Market
Very yummy healthy food options.

Mixed veggies, chicken, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, thai dressing.
Mixed veggies, chicken, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, thai dressing.

Reem Al Bawadi
Great Lebanese food in the middle of Barcelona.

Combinat Shish Taouk - Chicken skewers with hummus, mutabal, fatthoush, and falaffel.
Combinat Shish Taouk – Chicken skewers with hummus, mutabal, fattoush, and falaffel.

Restaurante Miño
THE BEST PAELLA EVER. No need for extra words here.

Paella Mixta - seafood and pork.
Paella Mixta – seafood and pork.

Teresa Carles Healthy Food
Good mix of modern Spanish cuisine and healthy food.

Verde que te quero verde risotto - Oat's risotto with spinach, green asparagus, zucchini, roquefort cheese, and grated lemon rind.
Verde que te quero verde risotto – Oat’s risotto with spinach, green asparagus, zucchini, roquefort cheese, and grated lemon rind.

Santa Anna Restaurante
In case you are not a seafood fan but would like to try a paella, this place serves very good chicken paellas.

Chicken paella - chicken, artichokes, peas, and green beans.
Chicken paella – chicken, artichokes, peas, and green beans.

You can check more posts here on the blog about my holidays in Europe and also everything I published about Spain.

Travel itinerary • 4 days in Barcelona – Spain 🇪🇸

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Barcelona map
Barcelona map

Barcelona was the greatest surprise I had during my holidays in Europe. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t have huge expectations and Barcelona was never on my bucket list of cities to visit one day. However, Hubby is a crazy soccer fan and this was a must place to go for him. So, why not?

To my surprise, I simply loved the city. Barcelona is modern and charming, super busy and extremely cosmopolitan. For me, the high point was all the cuisine varieties you could find, from every single place in the world. They are also in the healthy food trend, so I mean can’t complain at all.

But this is not all, the city is beautiful, their architecture is unbelievable, I was always walking looking to the buildings and all that mix between old, fashion, and modern architecture.

I had 4 amazing days there, which I’ll be happily sharing with you now.
If you want to get straight to the point, here you can get my Google Maps with all the main attractions conveniently marked for you.

Keep reading if you would also like an overview of these attractions.

Day 1

Mercado de La Boqueria
In case you’re a foodie like me, this is THE place to be. Stroll along a good number of stalls featuring local products and produce.

Mercado de La Boqueria
Mercado de La Boqueria

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Travel itinerary: Day trip to Girona, the city where Games of Thrones was filmed – Spain 🇪🇸

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Girona itinerary map
Everything you can do on a day trip to Girone!

When I decided to go to Spain last year, I was sure I wanted to visit one of those Medieval Spanish cities. Then after some research, I found Girona, and for my surprise, this wasn’t any medieval city, THIS WAS THE CITY WHERE GAME OF THRONES WAS FILMED! Yep, all in caps so I make my message very clear. lol

If I’m not mistaken most of all season 6 was filmed there. You get scenes from Bravos, Oldtown and Kings Landing. It was fantastic to stroll through all the streets and lanes from this place and remember of scenes from the show. You can check here my Google Maps with the main spots, plus some extra historical sites that Girona has.

What we did then

Plaça de la Independència
Very pleasant space on your way to the Medieval city, with many restaurants and cafes around. Perfect for a quick coffee before you go and explore the city.

Plaça de la Independència
Plaça de la Independència

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Ramen Goku • Glebe, Sydney

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Ramen Goku was a REAL finding! Not only because of its super cool name but also its super tasty food! This place really reminded me those family-owned tiny restaurants in Japan.

Amazing service, followed by outstanding food! A must in case you are in Glebe. Actually, let me correct myself: a MUST for every ramen lover out there. ❤

Another great thing about this place, is that you get to pick the broth option for each of their ramen flavors, plus the thickness of the noodles and portion size! Exactly like in Japan!

My order

We were starving that day, so we decided to get a couple of buns, plus the mains:

  • Mine:
    • Cha-Shu Bun – Tender cha-shu filled with lettuce, mayonnaise & sweet sauce.
    • Roast Beef Donburi – A lot of thinly sliced roasted beef with homemade sauce, shallots, sesame on rice.
  • Hubby:
    • Katsu Bun – Chicken katsu filled with lettuce, mayonnaise & special sauce.
    • Cha-Shu Ramen – Tonkotsu broth, egg noodle with a lot of thinly sliced roasted pork, bamboo shoots, shallots, sesame.
Cha-Shu Bun - Tender cha-shu filled with lettuce, mayonnaise & sweet sauce.
Cha-Shu Bun – Tender cha-shu filled with lettuce, mayonnaise & sweet sauce.
Roast Beef Donburi - A lot of thinly sliced roasted beef with homemade sauce, shallots, sesame on rice.
Roast Beef Donburi – A lot of thinly sliced roasted beef with homemade sauce, shallots, sesame on rice.
Katsu Bun - Chicken katsu filled with lettuce, mayonnaise & special sauce.
Katsu Bun – Chicken katsu filled with lettuce, mayonnaise & special sauce.
Cha-Shu Ramen - Tonkotsu broth, egg noodle with a lot of thinly sliced roasted pork, bamboo shoots, shallots, sesame.
Cha-Shu Ramen – Tonkotsu broth, egg noodle with a lot of thinly sliced roasted pork, bamboo shoots, shallots, sesame.

Buns were superb! Light and fluffy as I expected, with the right amount of filling.

My beef Donburi was generous and extremely delicious, but the real hero of the night was that Cha-Shu Ramen with Tonkotsu broth that Hubby ordered. BEST Tonkotsu broth I had in Sydney!

I felt like in Japan again. That broth had the same deep flavor from the ones we had in Japan and missed so much since we were back.

Yep, ramen in Japan is a life-changing experience, you will never be happy after that, unless you go to Ramen Goku, of course. 🤣

Ramen Goku
30 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
More information: www.ramengoku.com.au

Zeus Street Greek • Cronulla, Sydney

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Zeus Street Greek is a recurrent choice for me. Meals are super yum, quick to get, with affordable prices and very well sized portions!

I often get a pita for take away, or my favourite: Spartan Box (what a meal!!!). But they are also a gorgeous place to have your meal in, service is always amazing and I simply love the young-ish and modern atmosphere.

Another thing I love about this place is that you can easily find them in different cities around Australia! Can’t count how many times I was saved by them while traveling. 😀

My order

As I said, I often go there but for this blog purpose I decided to register only one of our meals. This is usually what we have:

  • To share: Dips – Tzatziki, Beetroot Hummus, and Smoky Eggplant with pita bread.
  • Mine: Spartan box with chicken, seasonal salad, smoky eggplant, and pilaf rice.
  • Hubby: Stavros Stavrou pita – Grilled Haloumi, Aegean slaw, olive tapenade, caramelised onions, tzatziki, tomato & parsley.
Dips: Tzatziki, Beetroot Hummus, and Smoky Eggplant with pita bread.
Dips: Tzatziki, Beetroot Hummus, and Smoky Eggplant with pita bread.
Spartan box with chicken, seasonal salad, smoky eggplant, and pilaf rice.
Spartan box with chicken, seasonal salad, smoky eggplant, and pilaf rice.
Stavros Stavrou pita: Grilled Haloumi, Aegean slaw, olive tapenade, caramelised onions, tzatziki, tomato & parsley.
Stavros Stavrou pita: Grilled Haloumi, Aegean slaw, olive tapenade, caramelised onions, tzatziki, tomato & parsley.

There is a huge variety of pitas, dips, and sides. But for me, the best meal is always the Spartan Box. You can create your own and I love this kind of stuff. Pick a type of meat, 2 different sides, and a dressing. Simply perfect.

Zeus Street Greek
Various locations, photos from 19/21 Gerrale Street, Cronulla NSW 2230
More information: www.zeusstreetgreek.com.au