Alegra Barcelona
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Succulent Seafood With Views
If you're like us, you'll probably be skeptical when you hear that Alegra is located in Mare Magnum, a touristy mall located in Barcelona's ever-popular Port Vell. However, don't let its location fool you. Alegra's modern, classic interior is home to a delicious ceviche and other fresh seafood dishes which please your sea-centered palate. We dined at Alegra earlier this year -- on Valentine's Day, no less. The menu for that evening was a special one -- it included six or seven courses, a bottle of wine and a cocktail. While you won't be able to get this menu on a day-to-day basis, it is reflective of the overall experience you'll get at Alegra. The cocktails are fresh an inventive -- during our visit we enjoyed a cocktail feature rose petals and rose water. Amazing. The highlight of the meal was the ceviche -- fresh, light, and bursting with flavor. Oysters, fish, chilled scallops were also on the menu for the evening, each bringing a different aspect of flavor but all exhibiting a sensible creativity which, we believe, is a common thread in Alegra's dishes. Also, the restaurant features live music on Friday and Saturday nights. To top it off, the restaurant has beautiful views of the city, the port, Montuic and more.
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