(Almost) Friday Finds

I’m planning to take the day off tomorrow to enjoy some Christmas Day festivities, even if that means spending all day in my pajamas snacking on Spanish treats and binge watching Christmas movies.  This has been yet another week of fantastic food finds.  If you find yourself in Barcelona, I recommend each and every one of these:

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Cometa is an adorable cafe on Carrer de Parlament. The giant wall of art hints at their partner restaurant Cosmo near the University, which doubles as a gallery that exhibits local artists. The menu isn’t extensive, but they offer a nice range of sandwiches, fresh juices, and sweet treats. There are several tables upstairs – a good spot to camp out with your laptop for awhile.

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Taquerias Tamarindo is only about a mile from where we’re staying, but we hopped in a taxi to make sure we got there before they closed.  I’m glad we did; they begrudgingly snuck us in. The tacos were, surprisingly, well worth the attitude we had to deflect, particularly the al pastor…but then, I’m a sucker for grilled pineapple.  The carne asada was melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness.

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Ugot is a little like hanging out in your grandma’s living room, your really cool grandma with shabby chic tastes and worldly opinions. On the corner of Viladomat and Diputacio, light flows in from a big wall of south-facing windows, but it’s still a very cozy spot. I wasn’t sure what to expect of the food, as it seemed like more of a coffee and pastry kind of place, but the eggs with chorizo were outstanding. I must go back to try the shakshuka! Oh, and to continue contemplating where I could replicate their wall of amazing flamingo wallpaper in my own home…

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