Ariana Díaz Celma

Suculent is a new gastronomic gem that has a food hunting element to it as it almost hidden in the Raval streets, among kebab places and far from any culinary sophistication. It occupies the space of the former picturesque Bodega del Raval, a fact that made us try its delicacies. Chef Carles Abellán is one of the partners of this tavern-like restaurant. But it is othe people who work the kitchen of this restaurant that has already won itself a reputation as one of the best restaurants in the area.

The 3Patas Study is responsible for the decoration, ideal to enjoy a tapas menu. The name is already a statement. Suculent comes from ?sucar lent’ or ?dipping bread in the food’. The Mediterranean menu, with fresh, seasonal products, comes with a modern twist. For starters, we recommend Prat artichokes with cured meat, shrimp ceviche, calçots tempura with romesco sauce, or creamy chicken croquettes (the best in the city!). The menu also includes cheese and cold meat boards.

From this point on you can choose to continue eating tapas or to try one of their second courses, for example the ‘cap i pota’, a must for fans of stews; red tuna belly; cod with snails; Iberian Maldonado ribs or meatballs with cuttlefish. The menu finishes with rice?try ‘flamenco’ rice on Sundays?and game dishes.

As for desserts, try sweet potato with honey and fresh cheese or Brie cheese cake.

A meal at Suculent is about 25/30 euros.


  • Address: Rambla del Raval, 43 Barcelona