El Taronget This little hidden gem, tucked down a leafy side street, was an absolute delight; where else could you find waiters who welcome you like old friends and wow you with card tricks while you wait for your drinks?

The service is fantastic, and Chef Sacha specialises in homemade pastas, risottos, fish, meat and much more besides. The food is spectacular, using regional organic and ecological produce to create wonderfully simple, delicious dishes. The menu del día is exceptionally good value from €11.90 for 3 courses including wine, beer or a soft drink – and on the first day we went the starter options were a delectable vegetable soup, goats cheese salad or a puff pastry stuffed with fish and prawns, so we were spoilt for choice already!

El TarongetThe mains included ravioli filled with prawns and ceps, spinkled with parmesan, and a chicken burger so tender and juicy it would give any beef burger a run for its money, served with gilled artichokes. I went for the crème catalan ice-cream for dessert, and a glass of white wine to drink, and was thoroughly impressed with the lot! The restaurant itself is small yet perfectly formed, seating 22 people maximum, so it can also be hired out privately for groups as well.

Taking its name from the little orange tree outside the entrance, this fantastic place has become our new favourite lunchtime treat, and we will definitely be back there soon!

The details:

El Taronget
Passatge Lluis Pellicer 24, Barcelona 08036

Tel: 931 29 28 20


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