Beach Season is ON - and so is Vai Moana!
Is there anything more summery than hanging out at a chiringuito? I LOVE it. I love it more than I love lying on a towel or swimming in the sea. The chiringuito is where I relax the most. I love sitting there with a cold mojito in my hand, preferably in the middle of the day because daytime drinking is always the most preferable choice (haha!) and with something to nibble on. Sitting there I feel like I’m on vacation somewhere.
We launched our beach season last week, not by swimming (I refuse to go near the water before July!) but by checking out one of the chiringuitos in Barceloneta. Oh, for those of you not familiar with the term chiringuito: it’s basically a beach bar. But Vai Moana is much more than that.
Vai Moana puts a lot of effort into the food and its quality. Gourmet snack food they call it, and I think it's a great definition. The items on the menu are beach-style, casual type of dishes, and the ingredients are of great quality and many of them organic. And the cocktails… This is what cocktails by the beach should be like! Big, elaborate and tasty. There are several virgin options too, I had one and it was magnificent. My absolute favorite dish was the dessert, home-made chocolate truffles that melted in the mouth.
The service is friendly and the views are beautiful, especially during sunset obviously. At night the chiringuito turns into a proper beach bar with music and people dancing in the sand. Vai Moana is slightly further away at the Bogatell beach, it’s busy but not ridiculously crowded as in for example Sant Sebastià closer to the W hotel.
So people: time to launch the summer season and check out some chiringuitos!
Avenida Litoral s/n, 08005 Barcelona