La Pepita

A place that came highly recommended to me was called La Pepita. Frequented by locals, my expectations were high and taste buds ready. Upon arriving, I was surprised to see that the place was homey, and felt almost like a mom and popshop, rather than an upscale dining establishment. This made me feel comfortable straight away. Simple wooden tables, flanked by comfortable chairs occupy the floor, while quirky paintings don the walls of brick and stone.

Quaint interiors at La Pepita

Quaint interiors at La Pepita

The relaxed space makes you feel welcome, at home even, in the midst of a foreign city

The relaxed space makes you feel welcome, at home even, in the midst of a foreign city

What really piqued my interest though was the simple menu, paper attached to a clipboard – pages and pages of tapas. Usually big menus overwhelm me, but I wanted everything and I think the most difficult decision of the day was what items to choose. To say we over-ordered for 2 people would be an understatement.

Straightforward menu with a vast selection of tapas - accompanied by a strong glass of Sangria

Straightforward menu with a vast selection of tapas – accompanied by a strong glass of Sangria

As much as I would like to explain each dish one by one, I fear I will only sound redundant because there aren’t enough adjectives like delicious, scrumptious, delectable, mouthwatering, drool worthy… Everything was phenomenal. When in Barcelona, this is truly a must! The only downside to this experience is that it ruined tapas for me forever. Damn you La Pepita!

Melon and Almond Gazpacho with Iberian Ham

Melon and Almond Gazpacho with Iberian Ham

Pan Con Tomate

Pan Con Tomate

La Pepita’s Bravas

La Pepita’s Bravas

Iberian Croquette V.I.C. (The Very Important Croquette)

Iberian Croquette V.I.C. (The Very Important Croquette)

The Golden Pepita with Beef, Foie, and Fried Eggs served on a bed of mashed potatoes

The Golden Pepita with Beef, Foie, and Fried Eggs served on a bed of mashed potatoes

La Pepita Bikini with Smoked Ham, Brie Cheese, Spinach and Truffle Sauce

La Pepita Bikini with Smoked Ham, Brie Cheese, Spinach and Truffle Sauce

Chocolate Pepita with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bread and Black Olive Jam

Chocolate Pepita with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bread and Black Olive Jam

A spectacular meal, with my favorite person. I could not ask for more…

My hubby enjoying the morning paper

My hubby enjoying the morning paper

Location: Carrer de Còrsega, 343, 08037 Barcelona, Spain

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