A trip into the smoky
La Cova Fumada14
Why locals love it
The Smoky Cavern has a well-earned reputation as one of Barcelona's best. The fish is incredibly fresh, they make homemade bombas, and the mood is informel, but friendly. Since 1944, this little restaurant has served the Barcelonese.
Why you should visit it
If you don't like fish and seafood, this is not for you. If you do, however, you're in for a treat, as fish straight from the harbour is served in an authentic, local fashion. This is a morning and lunch place, so go by while taking in the area.
Try the homemade bombas, a fatty ball of mashed potatoes, sometimes with a meat stuffing, and mayo on the side. Not for dieters.