I’ve gone to Flash Flash a few times and I must admit that, until yesterday, my interest in the place was more for the design than the food.
This well-designed locale has been open for almost 50 years but always has a touch of modernity and the avant-garde. But yesterday’s food (even though it took almost 45 minutes to reach the table) was absolutely delicious.
My menu included a Spanish omelet with cured meats (delicious), a breaded pork cutlet (exquisite), and Flash Flash’s eponymous cheesecake. Words aren’t sufficient to accurately describe how wonderful that dessert was! Mmmm!
Located on Perill street in the southern part of the neighborhood of Gracia, El Bilbao is an institution. When we went it was hard to find because we thought it was a big restaurant given its reputation, with a huge facade. It is actually a modest place. Everyone in the area knew where el Bilbao was.
We went to have lunch and had a set meal for 11€, with more food than you can eat. We started with a plate with different types of ham and a salad and then a butifarra (sausage) served with mashed potatoes, all of this served with wine and then dessert.
It is one of these old restaurants that does not care about the fact that the neighborhood has become trendy. They still serve the same thing as decades ago, the waiters are all 50 and seem to work there since the place opened.
In short: it is a traditional place, at noon it is full of locals and workers and at night it is more of an exclusive place, it is more expensive. For example, there is a set meal for 35€ and out of the menu it also costs between 30€ and 50€ each.
Restaurant dining Monday to Friday with a € 12.50 menu consisting of a complimentary starter, 5 or 6 first courses and 5 or 6 seconds, then dessert. The service is just right. Reservations are recommended as they don't have many tables. Public parking is 150 meters away. This restaurant has an excellent quality / price ratio.
Hispania Restaurant in Barcelona serves high quality cuisine, including traditional dishes like tomatoes with onions, baked cakes, marinated chicken, grilled red prawns, grilled squid and grilled octopus. It has a good wine cellar with a selection of Catalan and Spanish wines. Reservations are required in advance.