Pa amb tomàquet
Pa amb tomàquet. A traditional dish not only in Barcelona and Catalonia but in almost all the lands that were under the Crown of Aragon after 1250 (Majorca, Valencia, Southern Italy). “Pa amb tomàquet”. What do these strange Catalan words stand for? It couldn’t be more simple. A slice of roasted bread rubbed over with olive oil, salt, garlic, and fresh tomato. Mediterranean simplicity at its best if produced by fresh ingredients and accompanied by one of the excellent Spanish cheeses or a glass of wine is pure heaven.
For a pure taste of Pa amb tomàquet, of simple tapas, traditional dishes, and local wines as well as an authentic Spanish atmosphere you should try a relatively new place (opened in 2012) that has conquered the hearts of locals and tourists. Güell Tapas is located in the neighborhood of El Raval, a short walk from La Rambla. A superb interior and a newly opened Brooklyn-style gastro bar in the gentrified neighborhood will make your Pa amb tomàquet worth it.