La Candela - Eating in Barcelona - LikeALocal Guide

Quirky restaurant with
a great location

La Candela

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Why locals love it

La Candela has a prime location, just a few steps from the tourist track. The quiet plaza lends it self well to al fresco dining, definitely one of the La Candelas major features. But it's not just the location; the food too is well done with a nice selection of updated classics and international favorites at reasonable prices.

Why you should visit it

La Candela is a quirky restaurant in the midst of a generally very streamlined tourist route. The decor has a retro feel to it, and they're fast believers in slow food, sourcing most produce locally and organic when available. The staff can be a bit stretched, so be patient - you'll get yours.

Special tip

Try their take on classics like pimientos and bravas, known here as potato peels.

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August 30, 2019
Great quality food and creative menú del dia settled in a beautiful terraza at El Born! :)
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