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El Grec, a la Xirgu: culinary offering

For the duration of the festival, Pl. Margarida Xirgu will become a world of gastronomy where we will be able to experience the wide variety of restaurants in Poble Sec while listening to some good music and watching street performances.

The Poble Sec restaurants showcase the rich gastronomy of this Barcelona neighbourhood, occupying Pl. Margarida Xirgu for the duration of the festival. Every week, from Wednesday to Saturday, four different restaurants will be serving their culinary delights. The restaurants involved offer everything from Arabic cuisine to Asian fusion, Italian cuisine and tapas, and will be serving up different dishes every week to bring us the widest and most varied picture of the gastronomic wealth of this Barcelona neighbourhood.

It will be a showcase of elaborate, high-quality local cuisine at affordable prices, served in various sittings. The first, at 6:30 p.m., is ideal for having a drink and does not require prior booking. Then, there are two dinner sittings: 8–10 p.m. and 10:30–11:40 p.m., though the latter sitting will be extended to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Finally, on Fridays and Saturdays, the space will be open 12 –1 a.m. and serving cocktails, not food, and there is no need to book.

You will be having dinner or drinking in a venue decorated with images by the painter, sculptor and set constructor Ramón de los Heros, author of the rich imaginary that will adorn the different parts of the square during the festival. And, between mouthfuls, you will be able to enjoy street shows, performances and good music.


A culinary offering that changes every week:
30 June to 3 July
Casa Xica: Catalan and Asian cuisine in Poble Sec.
Koska Taverna:  an authentic Basque tavern with quality tapas.
La Chana: the traditional taste of Andalusia, with a rock ’n’ roll twist.
El Carro Gros.

From 7 to 10 July
Palocortao: the world of taverns and wine cellars transformed into a quality culinary offering.
Malumore: homemade flavours in honest cuisine with an Italian touch.
Zaza - Cuina i Vi: Italian cooking with personality.
La Come Dia: typical Italian cuisine.

From 14 to 17 July
Sasha - No Hay Mañana: tacos and totopos are the must-order dishes on this menu... No, you’re not in Mexico, but your palate will think you are.
Carmesí: a Mediterranean and European restaurant specialising in eco-gastronomy. To celebrate Grec 2021, its menu will include African-inspired dishes.
Petit Montjuïc: a fusion of Mediterranean flavours and cuisine with Arab roots. African-inspired dishes will also be on the menu
Veg It: vegan and vegetarian food.

From 21 to 24 July
Bagaría: homemade Mediterranean flavours. During the Grec festival, African-inspired dishes will also be served.
Denassus: sophisticated tapas.
Santamadre: rustic cuisine.
Taps: Mediterranean-style dishes and traditional, rustic tapas.


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Dates and schedules 30 June - 24 July. Wednesday and Thursday, 6.30 pm - Friday and Saturday, 6.30 pm to 1 am.

Space Plaça de Margarida Xirgu

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