Xiroi Ca La Nuri: Summer Vibes All Year Long
May 22nd, 2015 was a calm day. Steph and I started the day touring Barcelona's Palau de la Musica Catalana, which is the city's most famous concert hall. Then, we had a leisurely lunch at Gustos Barcelona for tapas and fideuà. Somehow, by the middle of the afternoon, we were toying with death as we scootered through the streets of Barcelona, a city where we have no prior experience on a scooter and no knowledge of the city's streets and highways.
Luckily, we eventually made it to La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou where the 1992 Summer Olympics were held. After crashing our Vespa, we made our way to the nearest restaurant/bar overlooking the Mediterranean: Xiroi Ca La Nuri. Since 1962, this place has been serving the freshest of tapas and the booziest of drinks.
Steph and I sat on their terrace while enjoying some spicy fried potatoes topped with two sauces of mayo and salsa brava representing freedom and glory, respectively. The cocktails were tropical and complemented our view of the Mediterranean.
The other stuff on the menu looks pretty good. In terms of pricing, it's not expensive. I'd come back the next time I'm strolling the beaches of Barcelona.
Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean, Seafood
Average Price per Person: $30 USD
Address: Passeig Marítim de la Nova Icària, 38, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Recommended: Drinks, Spicy Potatoes, Grilled Mussels, Prawns with Garlic
Overall Rating: 3
Here's our cocktails. I got a Caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail. It's made with cachaça, sugar and lime. I know I'm not in Brazil but the lime overload was just what I needed on this sunny day.
Steph got Piña Colada. Slushy and refreshing.
The Spicy Potatoes at Xiroi Ca La Nuri are awesome. The salsa brava was extra chunky with tomatoes and red peppers. I liked that. [4.95 Euros]
Steph is enjoying her Piña Colada despite crashing the Vespa.
I'm feeling stressed because we crashed the Vespa.