Xiroi Ca La Nuri: Summer Vibes All Year Long

Caipirinha, Spicy Potatoes, and Piña Colada at Xiroi Ca La Nuri in Barcelona

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

  • Taste: 3

  • Authenticity/Creativity: 3

  • Service: 3

  • Atmosphere: 3.5

  • Value: 3

Caipirinha at Xiroi Ca La Nuri in Barcelona
Piña Colada at Xiroi Ca La Nuri in Barcelona

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. 

Spicy Potatoes at Xiroi Ca La Nuri in Barcelona

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 and her Piña Colada at Xiroi Ca La Nuri in Barcelona

Steph is enjoying her Piña Colada despite crashing the Vespa. 

Jon at Xiroi Ca La Nuri in Barcelona

I'm feeling stressed because we crashed the Vespa.