Here are some typical dishes that you shouldn't leave Barcelona without trying first:
- Pa amb tomaquet: bread with tomato
- Patatas Bravas: fried potatoes cut in squares with a mayonnaise and tomato sauce. Slightly spicy.
- Paella: rice with fish and seafood (though it sometimes comes with meat and vegetables)
- Fideuá: same as paella but with fideos, or thin noodles, instead of rice. Eaten with all-i-oli (garlic mayonnaise).
Classic Catalan wines are white wines from Penedés. Most popular brands: Viña Esmeralda (dry and fruity) and Viña Sol (dry). Both are very good in terms of quality and price. We also recommend our favourite Catalan white wine: Marqués de Alella (dry and fruity).
The most famous Catalan red wines are from Priorat, though they tend to be pricey. For quality at an affordable price, we recommend Raimat Abadía.
Typical Barcelona beers are Estrella Damn and Moritz. Estrella is light while Moritz is a bit stronger.