Restaurante Somorrostro, Barcelona

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Restaurante Somorrostro

Sant Carles, 11 | Barceloneta

Barcelona, Spain 08003

+34 932 25 00 10

Restaurante Somorrostro Website

Somorrostro Barcelona exterior decor

Restaurante Somorrostro is a gem of a small restaurant a couple blocks from the Barcelona waterfront promenade, right in the middle of the Barceloneta residential area. Rated 4.5 on Trip advisor

They serve Mediterranean cuisine and focus on local ingredients. Somorrostro is part of the slow food movement, you can see that message on their website and the whimsical items on their ceiling.

Somorrostro Barcelona interior decor

We were staying at a hotel nearby and wanted a local non touristy spot, away from all the expensive and marginal restaurants on the promenade. The servers speak English, so ordering is no problem. Online reservations. If you do not have a reservation, you can sit at the counter and watch them cook. (Even better!)

Menu:
Is written to a big black board everyday. They have an English version on the back, although some items are different or cryptically named. Clams are really mussels.

Service:
The waiter and waitress helped us navigate the menu and order. Food comes out at random times. This is a typical laid back European restaurant.

Food Picks:

Somorrostro Barcelona Steamed Vegetables

Steamed Vegetables from Can Gallina with Fried Gnochi (7€) was not what we expected, but so goes the fun of travel. Still decent.

Somorrostro Barcelona skipjack fish

Skipjack with Pistachio and Sour Cream (6.80€) had 2 large sashimi style pieces on a toasted cracker. Looked bad but tasted great.

Somorrostro Barcelona Duck Margret

Duck Margret, Sweet Potatoes, Passion Fruit (8.20€) was the largest dish of the night. The sauce was a bit heavy handed, making this an ok dish.

Somorrostro Barcelona Steamed Mussels

Steamed Mussels (6.60€) were cooked in a garlic sauce and hit the mark.

Somorrostro Barcelona Flat bread with Tomato

Flat bread with Tomato (2.50€) is very good. Get the one with Iberian Ham instead.

Somorrostro Barcelona Youghurt crumble dessert

Youghurt, Crumble Dessert (5.40€) was a light dessert with natural flavored yogurt and some nice cracker crumble. Beautiful.

Verdict:

A reasonably priced nearby restaurant with very good food.  One of those small, non-touristy, neighborhood restaurants you want to find everywhere you travel!

Restaurante Somorrostro Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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