Bodega la Plata: "nothing but character" Barcelona Restaurant Tip by gotodd

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I read about La Plata in an Observer review from about four years ago. Just returned from a wonderful week in Barcelona (March 2005). One of the highlights being a Saturday evening in Barri Gothic. La Plata is a VERY small wine bar that only offers three small 'tapas' plates: grilled sardines, sausage on toast and a mixed plate of tomatoes and sardines. Red, white and rose wine are available by the glass or carafe. There did appear to be beer somewhere in the place, but that's not what you go here to drink. Figure out how to slide in door, find a table if your lucky (or stand over by the phone), and enjoy the local flavor over glasses of wine and finger foods.

Favorite Dish: Well, the wine. All your libations are artistically drawn from the three barrels behind the bar. I'd suggestion plate after plate of the grilled sardines...keep everything simple. As a baseline, one plate of fish and two small glasses of wine run 3 euro. The second part of this evening was the also-recommended "no name" up the alley. Go to:,6903,363559,00.html

to read about both places. The parrot place is where we ended up for the later evening...knocking back lots of red wine and tapas for a mere 10 euro. Fantastic

Address: Calle Merce, 28 in the Barri Gothic
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Calle Merce runs between Via Laitana and Las Ramblas on the very southern end of both streets. La Plata is on a corner on the southern side of the street.
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2005
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