After nearly 40 years, the well known seafood restaurant La Xarxa, has now become Casa Varela, with updated recipes and much.
Popular recipes, controlled prices and excellent service, plus a good wine, are the guidelines imposed by Jose Varela.
Some boards strategically placed advertise daily specials, which always must be taken into account.
In Casa Varela the rice is an institution under a chef who has spent 40 years devoted to the cuisine of this grass. The black rice with fish and seafood, or cuttlefish, vegetables or creamy mushroom risotto, are a classic.
The do not miss rice “sense feina” (magnificent, the best of the menu), named after the popular nomenclature attributed to a “no work” paella is based on mussels, squid, prawns and clams. Rice is always better the bigger the paella, so it is worth to ask for several people.
Casa VarelaPlaza Molina, 4, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
Area: Sarriá / San Gervasio
Website: Casa Varela - Barcelona
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 13.00 - 16.00 Tuesday-Saturday 20.30 - 23.30
Prices: 25 - 35 Euros