Like in the old movie – Carmelitas Tapas

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The old movies has the unprecedented magic. Almost every detail show you another time.  In the heart of Barcelona we discovered a place, where you move in time, to the days of the old cinema…

iespressolife_carmelitas4Try to imagine an elegant, older woman, dressed in Gucci red loafers, with glasses on her nose, like from the first page of VOGUE Magazine, with the storm bright curls, drinking a double espresso, scarfing freshest seafood and reading Spanish daily newspaper…
Woman absorbed by reading, not returning because of the people around her, not returning because of her age… This view delights! Infects optimism, helps you feel the joy of old age. She was the decoration of this exceptional place. It’s quintessence. It’s definition. True luxury lies in good things. And the good things mean things eternal. The experience, history and passion. These words live in Carmelitas. 

At the top of of El Raval, right behind La Boqueria, you’ll find Carmelitas Tapas in a former convent. A timeless bistro where you can enjoy tapas and traditional Catalan cuisine. It’s also a great place to find a wide variety of dishes and cold “tapitas”, including pickles, confits, marinades and vegetable salads. You can enjoy them with a good vermouth or choose from a selection of locally-produced, organic and biodynamic wines.

But before I tell you more about this place, that let me show you the philosophies of Tribu Woki company.  Carmelites owner.

Tribu Woki is a way of life that seeks to return to their roots, to their origins, but in a modern, present-day context. From the outset, they have been committed to the quality of the product, because <how they said> true luxury lies in good things. They believe that things should be simple, honest and of good quality. That’s why every day, the owners strive to offer the best seasonal products sourced from as nearby as possible.

Tribu Woki’s essence its firm commitment to organic products, so the food you’ll find in their establishments is grown using traditional methods and no synthetic or chemical substances. In addition to its multiple nutritional, health and taste benefits, the consumption of locally-produced organic products reduces the environmental impact and promotes a fairer economic deal for the producer.

At Tribu Woki you’ll always know where a product came from, how it was produced and who’s behind it. Like it was in the past, but today.

Today, in the midst of plastic dishes, unnatural and unhealthy, Restaurants characterized by natural cuisine are like gem. And when  you find one, You feel the difference and full care of your health.

Our choice?

To start:

  • vgetable cream
  • iberic ham
  • tomato bread

Main course:

  • grilled octopus with smoked paprika
  • parmesan and zucchini risotto

Dessert:

  • coca bread with chocolate, salt and oil
  • Mark prefer something salty, not sweet so for him we choose cantabrian anchovies 😉

To drink:

  • spain prosseco to wellcome & Cerveza, La Estupenda

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