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Barcelona - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Paco Pérez

1 November 2014

Paco Pérez, chef at two Michelin-star Enoteca at Hotel Arts Barcelona, reveals his favourite places to eat in the city

Breakfast

Miguelitos is cosy, beautiful, pleasant, clean and has lots of light. I like the fact that it’s simple, it makes you feel relaxed and at ease. They serve small dishes (“platillos” in Spanish), which is the best manner of serving in Spain. You can share with others, and sample lots of their delicious dishes. Miguelitos serves excellent sandwiches; it is the traditional Spanish breakfast, and it’s what everyone visits for. They also have a very good selection of breads and pastries, and very good fresh juices. I go there with my wife when we have a day off together (which is rare), and we always have a great time. 

Miguelitos Avinguda Diagonal 405
Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 368 4141
restaurantemiguelitos.es

Lunch

Koy Shunka is my favourite Japanese restaurant, and I believe it’s one of the best Japanese restaurants in Europe. Hideki Matsuhisa is also my very good friend, and he is extremely talented. The idea of going there just puts a smile on my face, as I know I am going to have a good time. I like to take my teenage children, because I want them to know this kind of place. It is unique and eating there is an experience for the senses – everything is so good. The style is Japanese with European nuances, very subtle but extremely smart. Pick any dish and you won’t be disappointed – it’s a fiesta. 

Koy Shunka
Copons 7
Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 412 7939
koyshunka.com

Tickets

Tickets is an absolute must-visit in Barcelona. Albert Adria, brother of Ferran Adria, is a very good friend, and we all visit each other’s places. The Adria brothers’ influence is undeniable within the Barcelona food scene; they create very unique concepts with their genius. Tickets is an exclusive place, yet they manage to make it feel like it’s informal. For me, it is a restaurant to relax, to take a break. You can eat with your hands: the tapas format makes it easy. It is a restaurant I like to go to share food with others. 

Tickets
Avinguda Parallel 164
Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 292 4253
es.bcn50.org

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