Here’s a tip for anyone visiting Barcelona and who wishes to eat well at a restaurant with a beautiful beach view. Head out of the city and go north to Arenys de Mar and enjoy the drive along the coast. The drive to Portinyol restaurant will be worth it.
Portinyol had every table full to our surprise and we discovered why. The restaurant now has a weekend menu serving a five course meal for 22€ or 32€, I suppose they want to draw in more customers during these tough economical times. Had the menu included arròs amb llamàntol we would have opted for the weekend menu, so we instead went a la carte.
Portinyol costs about 50€ per person, and the menu items worth every euro. I have eaten at California restaurants and paid more for meals one third as good as what you can eat here. The rice is tasty, and the lobster just divine. And the appetizers would leave any glutton in absolute sin.
p.s. all this food was for three people and not two gluttons
|bunyols de bacallà|
|pa de coca--thin crust bread with tomato|
|calamars a la romana|
|pop (octopus) a la gallega|
|delectable combination of thin crust bread with anchovy|
|WHY we came to Portinyol, lobster paella|
|so good that llamàntol|
|chocolate coulant with jijona flavored ice cream and whip cream|
|My dessert--almond brownie with banana ice cream and whip cream|
|coconut and raspberry ice cream and whip cream, the waitress said we chose the best desserts on the menu!|
|the restaurant sits right on the beach, we watched a couple kite flying|
|a brown sea because of choppy water and strong winds|
|one of our favorite restaurants|