Monday, February 11, 2013

Bar Celta Pulperia: A Must In Barcelona

Barcelona's food is not to be missed especially their tapas.

One of the places that caught our appetite and heart is Bar Celta Pulperia located at Carrer da la Merce.  The place isn't fancy at all, but it has a lot of character and the bar owner is friendly and welcoming; he will talk to you as if he'd known you for a long time. It was funny because when we were there, he was talking about the Pacquiao fight with a Filipino guest.  And yes, there are Filipinos working there, so I felt at home.

Bar Celta serves Galician style tapas.  You can sit at the bar, point to the tapas you'd want, and in no time, they'd be on their way to the kitchen to be cooked or warmed up.

 We started with these delicious bread with tomato spread.

 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND OUR FAVORITE: A plate of delicious Pulpo a Feira. The pulpo is tender and the Galician spice hits the right spiciness and flavor.  Every bite of this dish is a delight to any adventurous foodie.

 When the owner saw us taking photos of our plate, he invited us to the kitchen to show us their Octopus catch for the day.

In addition to the pulpo, I ordered another plate of grilled Calamares. The Calamares was also delicious, but I think it cannot surpass the pulpo.

Since we were leaving for Seville the next day, we decided that with our return trip to Barcelona, we'll come back for another plate of Pulpo a Feira. Yes, we did.

Pulpo a Feira was our meal before we flew back to the US.

12 comments:

  1. oh tapas and seafood, perfect combination. i wish i was able to sample more food when we were in bcn.

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    1. I have to admit that tapas can be addicting.

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  2. ps. yes, i'm home sick. was in bed all day sunday and i am trying to stay out of bed today.

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    1. Glad you stayed home. Do feel better soon.

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  3. You have made me hungry :) Bread with tomato paste and olive oil is a very common snack here. I love it.

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    1. Hmm...I love this bread. I was thinking of making some at home.

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  4. ooohhh! looks so yummy! i love that the owner invited you to into the kitchen. and that's one mighty octopus :)

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    1. Yes, he was very friendly and would talk to you as if he'd already known you.

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  5. Wow. that's one big octopus. Scary to look at but quite delicious to eat. :D

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  6. yum! i missed eating octopus. i grew up eating that.

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  7. Food looks delicious. I don't think I've tried pulpo before but it looks appetizing. I love calamares. I wish all restaurants owners are as accommodating as the one you met.

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  8. Grilled calamares..wow! I'd love that. ♥

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