Sant Carles, 11 | Barceloneta
Barcelona, Spain 08003
+34 932 25 00 10
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.
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!)
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.
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.
Steamed Vegetables from Can Gallina with Fried Gnochi (7€) was not what we expected, but so goes the fun of travel. Still decent.
Skipjack with Pistachio and Sour Cream (6.80€) had 2 large sashimi style pieces on a toasted cracker. Looked bad but tasted great.
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.
Steamed Mussels (6.60€) were cooked in a garlic sauce and hit the mark.
Flat bread with Tomato (2.50€) is very good. Get the one with Iberian Ham instead.
Youghurt, Crumble Dessert (5.40€) was a light dessert with natural flavored yogurt and some nice cracker crumble. Beautiful.
A reasonably priced nearby restaurant with very good food. One of those small, non-touristy, neighborhood restaurants you want to find everywhere you travel!Restaurant Map: