BAR CELONETA SANGRIA BAR
A couple of months ago on a rainy afternoon, we happened to be in Barceloneta and decided to visit Bar Celoneta Sangria Bar. We´ve known about it for some time but just never had the chance to try it out. The majority of restaurants in Barceloneta serve mainly seafood due to the history of the neighborhood, so it was interesting that there would be a Vegetarian/Vegan place in this area. Upon entering we were greeted with a very warm welcome by Roberto, the friendly Italian owner who treats guests like close friends. We were the only two people in the restaurant since it was very early, and even being empty the place was overflowing with charm and a very unique atmosphere. I always believe that half of the experience of a restaurant lies in the the atmosphere and the music that is being played, and this place did not disappoint!
We ordered a type of meze platter with some of the tastiest hummus and olive tapenade I´ve tried in Barcelona. We also had some potatoes served with homemade Romesco sauce and an awesome vegan pancake made with Garbanzo flour and filled with grilled vegetables. Everything was really well prepared and exceptionally tasty, including the “bio” beer that I ordered with the meal.
Roberto invited us to come back and try their brunch on the weekend, since this would give us a better idea of the general atmosphere of the place.
We took some Canadian friends of ours late one Saturday morning and again we were warmly welcomed by Roberto. He was right – the charm is definitely turned up a few notches during the brunch-time. There are a number of brunch places in Barcelona, but we can honestly say that Bar Celoneta is the best one we´ve tried thus far. They have a wide variety of really tasty cocktails to jazz up your breakfast a little bit. And speaking of Jazz, they often have live music so keep an eye out on their facebook page where they announce these performances.
Besides the delicious food, Bar Celoneta also specializes in a wide variety of Sangrias. We haven´t tried them yet but we have heard good things. Even if you are not vegan or vegetarian, we highly recommend that you try Bar Celoneta. It´s proximity to the beach definitely adds to it´s charm. You can go for a long walk on the beach and enjoy a healthy brunch afterwards.
Also, you can read some other reviews on TripAdvisor where people say only good things about them.