By Michael Mueller
This sleek, colorful lounge and restaurant in the Barceló Raval hotel was designed by Catalan artist Jordi Galí. The sophisticated décor is complemented by a Mediterranean menu of tapas and fusion cuisine featuring Mediterranean, Arabic and Asian influences.
The menu is surprisingly inexpensive for a four-star hotel and reflects the group’s spirit of inclusion, appropriate to the gritty character of the surrounding Raval neighbourhood. The restaurant offers a complete tasting menu with a range of tapas, a main and dessert for €26 a person (minimum two people), plus drinks. The Sunday brunch, available for €25 including a Bloody Mary or Mimosa, draws tourists and locals alike.
Stop by at night for a well-mixed cocktail, and from May through October head to the rooftop terrace for spectacular, 360-degree views of the city.