Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 30,
08003 Barcelona, Spanien
Telefon: +34 932 25 12 72 – booking recommended
Mediterranean and Seafood
$$$ – Prices : €30-45/$40-53/£25-34/SEK260-345
Does the idea of sitting back on a terrace on the beach, enjoying splendid Mediterranean seafood, from steamed mussels, grilled turbot with noodles cut from squid, to a thick steak with red wine gravy sound good to you????
Had my best ever steamed mussels at “Agua”, the secret our waiter told us was that they where steamed in milk. Can still feel the flavour and smell when I think about that dish.
We took the bus 59 – from Las Ramblas, by La Boqueria (the beautiful public market) to the stop Hospital del Mar and from there is it only 2 min walk to the restaurant. 30 min in total. With the underground you have to take L4 from Passeig de Gràcia with direction La Pau – but there is a lot more walking involved.
Their terrace is just on the beach with the most stunning view over the Mediterranean ocean, the evening we were there was beautiful and the terrace was packed to the rim, so we got a table inside and 45 min later we where very happy to be indoors because a heavy rain arrived that last for hours.
There was one problem with the restaurant – when ordered a taxi (because of the heavy rain) we waited downstairs (only waiting area) and with the entrance being upstairs on street level – somebody else took our taxis time after time. In the end we gave up and with the casino next door, we got a taxi quite quickly.
“Frommers say about Agua.
It bustles, it’s hip, and it serves well-prepared fish and shellfish in a hyper-modern setting overlooking the Vila Olímpica beach. A terrace beckons, but if a chilly wind is blowing, retreat into the big-windowed blue-and-yellow dining room and order heaped portions of meats and fish to be grilled over an open fire. Favorite choices include pollo (chicken), pez espada (swordfish), gambas (prawns), and an especially succulent version of calamares rellenos (stuffed squid). They are served with as little culinary fanfare and as few sauces as possible, allowing the freshness and flavor of the ingredients to shine through. Risottos, some studded with fresh almejas (clams) and herbs, are usually winners, with vegetarian versions.”
”Agua” is part of the successful Tragaluz chain: synonymous of quality somebody has said.
Hopefully I will be able to go back to Barcelona again … one of my favorite European cites. And when I do – “Agua” is on the bucket list.
“Seafood makes you live 10 years more.”
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