It is a mediterranean based menu, with specially a wide range of Catalan typical dishes. Therefore you have everything from Spanish traditional tapas, tuna and tomato salad, fresh fish and all kind of meats. When I was there, we had the tuna and tomato salad (second photo), a goat cheese salad (third photo) and some penne alla bolognese for starters. Then, we proceeded to indulge a delicious grilled octopus (forth photo), some more grilled meat (fifth photo -an argentinian "entraña") with potatoes and the classic grilled chicken. By the way, they do have other things that are not necessarily grilled. And for desserts, a chocolate coulant with vanilla ice cream (sixth photo)! You my motto, a good restaurant needs to serve a good coulant; and this one definitely made it.
However, they do have a large menu which includes many salads and starters like tapas, croquettes, carpaccio... paellas, salmon, burger, steaks... and you will surely find your special treat.
By the way, do not miss that bread with tomato and that parmesan cheese they bring, it is really really good and definitely one of my favorite things there.
Average price per person typically ranges from 15€ - 30€
It is a modern and stylish venue, which was recently renovated. First things first, the outside is beautiful. It's located in the same block as Gaudi's Casa Batllo and Casa Ametller - two of the most known modernist architecture houses in Barcelona. Then, as you enter, you'll see this trendy and kind-of-redish place. It's a big space too, so they will surely find a spot if you come in a large group. One of my favorite features is how you can see the whole kitchen throughout the glass. There they are the cooks going frenzy to get your meals done on time. The only little thing I'm not so into is the lightning, I would rather get some more natural light specially for those who come during the day.
As said before, i truly believe Tenorio is a perfect match for every occasion. It might be a romantic night dinner, or a family lunch. A meal for two or a meal for twenty. Or even just grab a couple tapas in the afternoon. And the ambience is really nice and cosy!
As for the service, I have been there a million times and they have always treated me pleasantly as also brought my food on time.
There are many reasons but let me list some of them:
- It is right in the center so it's a perfect stop between visits
- The food is good, like really good
- And for that matter, they have a wide range of options so everyone will be satisfied
- They have a chocolat coulant for dessert
- You'll get a perfect taste of local dishes
- Or you can only have some tapas if you are in a rush
- The restaurant inside is really nice
- So is the kitchen
- Perfect for dates, family time and group meetings
- You are in the Block of Discord which is probably the most known block in the city, right in the heart of modernism