La Flauta - Balmes
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Flaunting Their Flautas & Much, Much More
Let me just say that La Flauta lives up to the hype, which can be a difficult thing to find when you visit a famed restaurant in a famed city. We visited a few weeks ago on a Saturday after many months of wanting to gnosh at this popular local restaurant. We ordered a variety of tapas: bacalao, solomillo, pimientos del piquillo, a roquefort and bacon flauta, grilled artichokes, calcots (!!) and patatas bravas. The food was amazing and the service was prompt. We felt like we were having a true, old-time Barcelona dining experience. The restaurant's dining room is huge, but you'll need to get there around 8 or 8:30 to get a seat. By 9 p.m., there's a line from the dining room all the way to the door. There are two things I didn't like about the restaurant: 1. Some of our tapas were hot while others were room temperature, and, 2. The bacon and roquefort flauta was really salty. Otherwise, our dinner was amazing! For dessert we had sherry and their creme brulee was a delicious experience, to say the least.
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