C/Carders 46, Barcelona, 08003
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Nightlife
Best for Value for money - Expert review of Mosquito
Mosquito has been through various reinventions since it opened a few years ago, but to my mind this (the Chinese answer to a tapas bar) might be the most successful.
Tick off what you fancy from a mostly impenetrable list of dim sum (help is at hand from English-speaking waiters), or do what I do and take pot luck. It’s hard to go wrong. The basics, and the first few on the list, are steamed dumplings (pork, vegetable or prawn), then you can have, essentially, the same thing fried, char siu buns, roast duck, lacquered ribs and so on, in small, shareable portions. British owner Jazz is a fan of real ale, so you’ll also get some decent beer.
The dining room is small and slightly awkward, but is never less than lively (for which, on Friday and Saturday nights, read ‘rammed’).
Get there by 8pm to be served quickly; after that food can take a while. If you’re in a group or ordering a lot, my top tip is to place separate orders at intervals, otherwise everything is served at once – which makes for a much longer wait and means half of it gets cold before you have time to eat it.
At the end of C/Carders, next to the Plaça Sant Agustí Vell. This area crawls with bag-snatchers, so do keep anything worth stealing out of sight.
It’s dirt cheap. As a vaguely orientative price, a serving of six dumplings is around 3-4 euros.
More information on Mosquito:
- Price guide:
- C/Carders 46, Barcelona, 08003
- 93 268 30 36
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Wed 7pm-1am. Thu, Sun 1pm-1am. Fri-Sat 1pm-2.30am.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Cheap eats