Tickets Restaurant Barcelona
Tickets is the brainchild of Albert and Ferran Adria (the brothers behind El Bulli), and is a new concept in Tapas bars located on Av. del Paraŀlel, an area traditionally known for its theaters, music halls and performing arts..
Tickets draws from this tradition with a fun atmosphere and totally informal décor, do not be expecting to eat with cutlery: here you eat with your hands or with all we have on the table: the famous clamps, which can be purchased as a souvenir (for about 18 euros). Everything tastes different to how it appears and eating is fun.
However to enjoy the experience at Tickets Barcelona you have to book well in advance given the abundant demand for people who want enjoy “El Bulli Tapas” and to the practical impossibility of achieving a reservation at El Bulli, considered for many years the world’s best restaurant and which closed its doors in 2011.
Overall Tickets Barcelona is part of the concept of gastro-art so many great chefs have joined lately: dedicated to contemporary covers and includes six mini-spaces, each with a bar behind which the cooks create sublime dishes.
Address: Av. del Paraŀlel 164, 08015 Barcelona
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 19-23:00h. Sunday 13-15:00h. Closed on Monday.
Food: Signature, Tapas
Avg. Price: 55€
Specialty / Recommendations: Oysters with Pearl and lettuce juice. Galician natural with fried clams. Navajas natural ginger, cayenne and lemon air. Xuxi nectar cod with tomato and black olives. Air Joselito Iberian bacon baguette. Artichoke powder natural crunchy ham. Candied potatoes in olive oil with juice cooked pork chop and ham..
Environment: Preferred, Casual, Current, are fashionable.
Features: Michelin Star (*) Gastrobar, Great chefs (brothers Adrià).
Cards: Visa, MasterCard, ServiRed.
The Eixample, which in recognition of its status as the newer part of the Barcelona translates as “extension”, is a large area to the north of Plaça Catalunya spreading out from left to right of Passeig de Gràcia.
This area is indeed an extension to Barcelona, benefiting immensely from the ingenious urban planning of Catalan engineer Cerdes in the 1850s. Having a love for straight lines, Cerdes designed the whole area to be set out in a grid with each block having an inner courtyard. This results in an almost perfect urban layour making it is hard to get lost in and easy to find places.
More recently the Eixample is now famous for being the area to the majority of Barcelona’s art nouveau masterpieces, as well as a high-class residential and shopping area.
Passeig de Gràcia is the heart of Eixample and the line that cuts the area into two from “Eixample left” and “Eixample right”. The right beign the older side with the more impressive architecture. Here you will find most of Barcelona’s international designer shops such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Also along this road are two of Gaudí’s characteristically dreamlike buildings: La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.
There are plenty of fascinating art galleries in this area of the city and if art is your thing be sure to check out the Fundacion Antoni Tapies, just off Passeig de Gràcia which has a permanent collection of the Catalan artist’s work.
Whilst being a safe, residential part of Barcelona the Eixample also offers a vibrant nightlife and thriving café culture. Eixample is one of the most beautiful areas of Barcelona to wander, absorbing the fabulous architecture and then stop to observe the people from one of the many terrace cafes.
It is in the Eixample that you will find some of the best and also most expensive restaurants in Barcelona. This along with some internationally acclaimed bars such as Dry Martini making the area an extremely luxurious place to spend an evening.
Transportation links in and out of the area are excellent, being serviced by several metro stops, as well as the FGC train. However the area is very central and most other parts of Barcelona are all within walking distance.Read more