BARCELONA
IN THE SIXTIES

In those days it was unusual to see a woman on a moped. And even more so one on a Lambretta, en route to France to start a new life with a beloved husband. That was how Ángela began to fashion her future and that of her family. She worked hard over the hot stove of a restaurant in the neighbouring country; so hard that she gained the trust of the boss, who transferred ownership of his business to her when he retired. Like in the old days, a handshake was all it took to confirm that a good agreement had been reached! Angela persuaded the former owner to let her pay off the debt in monthly instalments over five years and to guarantee her first purchases with the suppliers. Not a bad way to start, you might be thinking… and you’d be right. That was our Ángela, a woman to be reckoned with, who ended up opening this restaurant that was once called La Palmera and was known for its magnificent potato omelettes and paellas. Not to mention four more businesses in the same area, but that’s another story.

BARCELONA
IN THE SIXTIES

In those days it was unusual to see a woman on a moped. And even more so one on a Lambretta, en route to France to start a new life with a beloved husband. That was how Ángela began to fashion her future and that of her family. She worked hard over the hot stove of a restaurant in the neighbouring country; so hard that she gained the trust of the boss, who transferred ownership of his business to her when he retired. Like in the old days, a handshake was all it took to confirm that a good agreement had been reached! Angela persuaded the former owner to let her pay off the debt in monthly instalments over five years and to guarantee her first purchases with the suppliers. Not a bad way to start, you might be thinking… and you’d be right. That was our Ángela, a woman to be reckoned with, who ended up opening this restaurant that was once called La Palmera and was known for its magnificent potato omelettes and paellas. Not to mention four more businesses in the same area, but that’s another story.

“Other times, other customs”

In 2017, Manel and Joaquim, passionate gourmets by avocation and by trade, inherited the legacy of that emblematic establishment, of which they insisted on preserving the essence as a traditional tapas bar; an oddity in this neighbourhood now dominated by international restaurant chains. Their aim is to continue to be a meeting point for local residents and any visitors who wish to sink their teeth into the best of Barcelona’s culinary traditions. That’s why they have remained true to the values instigated all those years ago by the former owners: proximity, honesty, quality and delicious, traditional, home-made food. From paellas with their “sucarrat” and juicy potato and onion omelettes, their menu goes on to include cod fritters, sweet-tasting octopus “a feira”, spectacular prawns in garlic, creamy potato salad, potatoes in a spicy sauce, tasty cannelloni and croquettes of the season, etc., all in homage to the city’s most emblematic dishes designed to share over a good time with friends or family.

As a tribute to that pioneering woman who cooked like an angel, and to keep the faith with the origins of an establishment that customers fall in love with, they named their new creation Casa Ángela.

COME AND SEE
FOR YOURSELF!

In 2017, Manel and Joaquim, passionate gourmets by avocation and by trade, inherited the legacy of that emblematic establishment, of which they insisted on preserving the essence as a traditional tapas bar; an oddity in this neighbourhood now dominated by international restaurant chains. Their aim is to continue to be a meeting point for local residents and any visitors who wish to sink their teeth into the best of Barcelona’s culinary traditions. That’s why they have remained true to the values instigated all those years ago by the former owners: proximity, honesty, quality and delicious, traditional, home-made food. From paellas with their “sucarrat” and juicy potato and onion omelettes, their menu goes on to include cod fritters, sweet-tasting octopus “a feira”, spectacular prawns in garlic, creamy potato salad, potatoes in a spicy sauce, tasty cannelloni and croquettes of the season, etc., all in homage to the city’s most emblematic dishes designed to share over a good time with friends or family.

As a tribute to that pioneering woman who cooked like an angel, and to keep the faith with the origins of an establishment that customers fall in love with, they named their new creation Casa Ángela.

COME AND SEE
FOR YOURSELF!