This iconic bar has stood watch over a busy street corner in El Raval for about 100 years. Patrons come to lean against the sidewalk counter and eat pan con tomate y jamón and sip cafe con leche. However, it was the rebirth of Mendizábal as a modern sandwich bar in 2005 that put it on the map. The sandwich menu changes periodically, but some of my all-time favorites include the slow-cooked lamb with arugula and fig relish and the tuna tataki with guacamole and soy.
Maybe the best sandwiches in town. You can order one or some tapas at the bar, and have a drink with it - a good place to go in Raval.
Personal favourite as I love the exterior bar, you can have a drink in the street as the bar is looking towards the street. They also have good sandwiches and nice terraces.
Bar Mendizabal is a meeting point for the people that loves Raval-lifestyle. Super typical bar from Barcelona, great for breakfast and delicious cocktails at the evening. Super fiendly stuff and prices quite reasonable considering it is really near to Las Ramblas
Get a fresh juice in the morning or a gin&tonic in the evening. Nice sandwiches, too.
College Arts Building
“Beautiful courtyard with a very nice cafe and restaurant. Once it was a hospital and now is one of the must important art academies of Europe. I love this little courtyard because its right in the middle of a noisy area (Raval) and suddenly its very peaceful in the courtyard where there are trees and the old building.”
“Everything is super here ! Coffee, beer, bagels, wine, oysters and cactus !”
“Located in a unique place of Barcelona, unusual for tourist ;). Lunch menu from Monday - Friday 12eu. Paella served every Fridays.”
“A government-funded theater that does a fantastic job celebrating Spain’s film culture. They program full seasons from the country’s best auteurs. A good place to go revisit classics on the big screen and discover obscure independent filmmakers. The Filmoteca also has a wonderful library of film-related books, videos, and magazines.”