Last year we named Barraca, one of our favorite paella restaurants in Barcelona. This year we have moved to Castelldefels to visit Barracuda, its younger brother with a somewhat more casual and beach-like personality but with the same spirit. As with its predecessor, the idea comes from Guido Weinberg, who also runs Woki Markets and who is a strong advocate of organic products?and from chef Xavier Pellicer, former chef of El Raco de Can Fabes and Ábac.
Barracuda is Barraca’s younger brother with a somewhat more casual and beach-like personality but with the same spirit
At first sight, the best of Barracuda is its location, on top of a dune. Although we are in Castelldefels, it could as well be a paradisiacal enclave in the Balearic Islands. Neither the proximity of the lurking El Tiburón can spoil the experience. Barracuda is located halfway between a beach bar and restaurant where you eat well near the sea and the sand, with a menu that stands out for the use of organic and local products, always under the standards of Mediterranean food, and served in a neat place with attention to every detail. The colored bulbs, the wooden tables and the striped hammocks make of this space a small oasis to enjoy delicious dishes.
We recommend starting lunch or dinner at Barracuda with some appetizers. We especially liked steamed mussels with lemon and ginger, Llebgueta fritters or fried squid with dark beer and lime mayonnaise. Pair it with the refreshing raff tomato, spring onion and tuna belly salad and get ready for the next course. Here we have no doubts at all: the house specialty is rice and paellas, as healthy as the organic vegetable rice and as savory as the sausage, chicken, squid and monkfish versions. We chose rice ‘a banda’ with razor shells and we’re still talking about how incredibly delicious it was! The menu features a small section of wild fish straight from the fish market and organic meat from the Pyrenees, but at this point I can only advise you to leave some room in your stomach for dessert because you’ll want to try them all! We recommend lemon tart and white chocolate or rum baba with coconut milk. All these delicacies can be washed down with some of the references on the wine list?local, organic and biodynamic wines from Penedes, Terra Alta, Priorat or Costers del Segre for the most part.
Lunch or dinner at Barracuda is about 30-35 euros. You’ll see they are well spent euros!
*Fotos by Cecilia Díaz Betz
- Address: C/ Ribera de Sant Pere 17, Castelldefels
- Timetable: M-T 13:00 a 23:30 ı F-S 13:00 a 01:00 ı S 13:00 a 23:30
- Phone: (+34) 93 269 48 12
- Type: Restaurant
- Website: http://www.tribuwoki.com