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"Paella" Food / Drink Tip by dlandt

Food / Drink, Barcelona: 74 reviews and 50 photos

  Paella from Salamanca
by dlandt

Paella is the signature dish of Catalonia. It comes in all sorts of different styles, my favorite being seafood. It is essentially rice cooked in a large shallow pan with different ingredients blending into a sauce.

VT's labeep (no longer on VT but infinitely willing to assist visitors to Barcelona) informed me that Thursday is paella day, and that most neighborhood restaurants will carry paella on that day. She also says that many places won't put much seafood in it to save money. Most people told me that for old school paella, you need to go to Barceloneta. When I went there, everything met my expectations. I should add that the shrimp they used was extremely fresh even by European standards. I hadn't tasted anything that fresh since, quite literally, waiting on the pier and buying shrimp off the fishing boat as it came in.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 3, 2006
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