Puratapa – Torreguadiaro, Sotogrande

Puratapa – Torreguadiaro, Sotogrande

Puratapa is one of the latest restaurants to open in Torreguadiaro just minutes from Sotogrande. This trendy eatery is delivering tasty tapas from around the world and is well presented using nice slates and glasses. There is a wide range of International tapas to choose from such as Tuna Sashimi, Pumpkin Carpaccio with Roquefort and Prawns in Filo with Romesco Sauce as well as Montaditos (mini sandwiches) and the Old Skool classics like Ensaladilla Rusa. The wines on the menu are also very good and well priced. We got there at 8pm on a Saturday evening and where lucky enough to grab the last table and by 9pm, it was choke-a-block inside and out until 11pm so booking is advised or get there early. Diners are between Spanish, English and Gibraltarian so Puratapa has a good mix of people which adds to the environment! Definitely worth a visit if your in the surrounding area. Per head you should expect to spend around €18 and up to eat comfortably with house wines.

Tickets and Lolita Restaurants Barcelona

Tickets is one of Barcelona´s latest foodies hangouts but you will struggle to get in. After visiting Barcelona recently and knowingly not a hope in getting a reservation in El Bulli before it closes in July I looked on-line and found Tickets from Ferran Adria. When I read in one of the reviews that they were too busy to accept bookings it was great news so we headed down to Poble Sec early to beat the crowds. Unfortunately we were informed at the door that it is bookings only and the next available date is in August.

 

Conveniently enough, 100 meters away is the restaurant that used to be Albert Adriá´s, Lolita.  Here you will find, apart from a queue, freshly created tapas made to order. There were some great bites to be had in this place. Some of the plates sampled were cured Wagyu which was good but nothing sensational, but I had high expectations for the acclaimed “wagyu”. A must try was their croquettes, made with squid and its ink in panko crumbs.   Also, the truffled honey and yoghurt salmon pulga was fantastic. Make sure to accompany your tapas with a Catalunyan cava.   The restaurant is very casual,there is only one actual table, the rest is a large bar with only stools to sit on.  Prices are reasonable, two people comfortably eating with a bottle of cava for 30 euros a person.  Overall a nice way to spend your evening in Barcelona.

 

Tickets and Lolita Restaurants Barcelona