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How The Green Spot and El Japonés Escondido have redefined Barcelona’s culinary scene

These Grupo Tragaluz restaurants have dazzled in Barcelona for their perfect balance between gastronomy and design.

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The Green Spot

At The Green Spot you will enjoy eating vegetables.

This vegetarian restaurant located in Port Vell presents itself as a ‘Veggie for veggies veggie for non veggies’ space. In other words, it is open to everyone who wants to delve into their own micro-universe that springs from the earth, prioritising seasonal produce and the preparation of vegetarian dishes that await maximum flavour.

Its interior design is the work of Isay Weinfeld, one of the leading figures in Brazilian architecture, who stands out for his creativity and innovation in the field. An avant-garde approach that he brings to this restaurant where his furniture is characterised by pure, angular lines and natural materials, continuing the lineage of iconic Brazilian design and modern architecture.

The Green Spot has a new menu based on seasonal produce orchestrated around sharing and individual dishes designed by its new chef Leandro Ortega, who creates a perfect tandem with restaurant manager Gloria Tornè.

In its seasonal proposal, dishes such as beetroot and goat’s cheese risotto, portobello Katsu sando or kimchi marinated endive tempura with avocado and lime sauce emerge, which coexist with the restaurant’s classic or permanent dishes: Sweet potato tagliatelle with macadamia sauce and black truffle, maitake mushrooms with baked aubergine or organic jackfruit, pico de gallo and guacamole tacos, which will make you enjoy eating vegetables!

The vegetarian restaurant also offers as a novelty a cocktail menu that distils elaborations such as the ‘Kimchy Mary’, with Finnish vodka, kimchi sauce, tomato juice, lemon, salt and pepper or the ‘Mezcalit’, with mezcal, guava juice, jalapeños and lime juice.

El Japonés Escondido, izakaya bar for Japanese style tapas

This Japanese izakaya of Grupo Tragaluz hides dishes with authentic Japanese flavours.

El Japonés Escondido has established itself on the Barcelona gastronomic scene as the idyllic place for Japanese-style tapas in a relaxed atmosphere with good music. All this in a space that is structured around an open kitchen and an interior design in collaboration with Lekuonastudio.

With Rossana Esquer at the grill, this izakaya serves a street food-inspired menu based on simplicity and the elevation of Mediterranean produce.

The menu features dishes such as Bluefin Tuna Sashimi, Iberian Ribs a la Robata, a variety of grilled skewers such as Monkfish Tail Skewer, Chicken Yakitori, Pork Foot Skewer or Beef Yayiniku Don, as well as a proposal that combines perfectly with its signature cocktails, structured around the menu, and its selection of natural wines from the hand of its director Juan Bartolomé. Because here you come to have a good time!