C/Xuclà 3-5, Barcelona, 08001
- Recommended for:
- Families with younger children, People watching, Relaxation
Best for Families - Expert review of Los Toreros
Heaven for a certain kind of tourist, Los Toreros serves basic but decent Spanish grub in a setting that appears unchanged in 50 years, amid a hubbub of laughter and chat.
There’s a pretty exhaustive list of tapas, rice dishes (various riffs on the paella theme) and salads, but the best option is often to go for one of the set meals. There is one for 19.95 euros, for example, that gives a choice of Cuban rice, melon with ham or pa amb tomàquet (Catalan bread rubbed with tomato) and escalivada (chargrilled aubergine, onion and red pepper), followed by a choice of lamb cutlets, grilled sole or hake, and which includes the decent house red.
There are various lively dining rooms with peeling (but not unattractive) yellow wallpaper, stuffed bull’s heads and old photos and posters relating to bullfighting.
The sort of waiters who will take your small child off to play so that you can eat in peace (I speak from experience on this one). Delightful.
Tucked into a Raval sidestreet between C/Carme and C/Pintor Fortuny, just off La Rambla.
As mentioned above, there are fixed menus for about 20 euros including wine, but eating à la carte will cost about 20 euros a head plus wine.
More information on Los Toreros:
- Price guide:
- C/Xuclà 3-5, Barcelona, 08001
- 93 318 2325
- Opening times:
- Mon-Wed, Sun 6pm-midnight. Thur-Sat 6pm-1am.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary