After buying fish for our evening paella at the Boqueria, we headed over to the most delicious and authentic family-run Catalonian spot in the seaside neighborhood of Barceloneta.
The restaurant is called La Cova Fumada. It's tiny, loud, bustling and jam packed with locals. You can't normally get a table and certainly can't make a reservation for a group our size, but the grandmother who lords over the operation fell in love with Squishyface and she accommodated us.
Cova Fumada is probably the most perfect expression of traditional Catalonian food, especially seafood. It seems like everything you eat there is the most delicious thing you've ever tasted.
Our waiter brought plate after plate of pan con tomate, spicy bombas, sausages, fish, shrimp, clams, squid, octopus and other delicious tapas, along with a chilled red table wine.
After brunch, we went down a couple blocks to the shore and drank some ice-cold cava on the beach.
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