Lluritu - the Secret I Did Not Want to Share
I have been resisting writing this post, but I realised I cannot be this selfish. I have to share this place. This is one of my favourite seafood restaurants, and I love it even more each time I visit.
Lluritu is located in Gracia, and it is easily missed if you don't know exactly what you´re looking for. It is a small place that looks like any old bar, but if you look closer there's a bit of magic to it. The bar at the entrance has a funky menu on the wall, and the staff possesses an air of cool.
Many prefer to stay by the bar and have a vermouth or a well-poured beer and a few tapas, whereas others (read:me) like to have a table in the back. The dining room has an Andalusian vibe over it, with ceramic tiles on the walls and old bar-style paper napkins. So charming!
The kitchen is tiny but has a grill, and that's where the magic happens in Lluritu. Almost everything on the menu is fish or seafood, and many of the items are made on the grill. The dishes are very simple, but with good raw material and the flavours from the grill the kitchen creates magic.
Some of the dishes have a simple but oh-so-fantastic sauce that brings the flavours to a whole new level, like the crayfish that I can honestly say is the best I've ever had. Their razor clams are enormous, and one of their specialities, dried octopus (which isn't dry or chewy at all) is simply fabulous.
Lluritu is so cool and the food is so good, it's impossible not to love this place. Try it for yourself but don't tell anyone, this one I want to keep it secret..!
Address: Torrent de les Flors 71, Gracia, Barcelona.