Calamares a la romana – Parrots Pub

Calamares a la romana - Parrots Pub
Deep fried calamari. €3.90
Parrots Pub, Sitges SPAIN

Ugh, these fried squid rings were really limp and greasy. They were kinda gross! #fail


Basil gimlet – Rye

Basil gimlet - Rye
Gin, lime, sugar, basil. $12
Rye, San Francisco CA

This bar had a pretty cool and relaxed vibe. The bartender was also friendly and definitely knew what he was doing. Hence, this delicious basil gimlet!

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Spicy chorizo – Mikkeller Bar

Spicy chorizo - Mikkeller Bar
Artisanal spicy chorizo, served with pan on tomate, coarse mustard. €4.50
Mikkeller Bar, Barcelona SPAIN

I loved the texture of this chorizo! I could have sworn they were flash fried, but I’m now sure. Perhaps they were just really dry cured. Regardless, they were delicious and their pan con tomate were some of the best of the trip.

Nachos – Mikkeller Bar

Nachos - Mikkeller Bar
Jalapenos, cheese and salsa. €5.15
Mikkeller Bar, Barcelona SPAIN

We were totally surprised by these nachos. I’ve never ordered nachos in Europe before because it seems silly to do so since there’s plenty of other food to try, but we were looking for something hot and comforting to eat with our beer. I’m glad we ordered it because these nachos were delicious! I especially loved the tapenade that they had on top. It was unexpected, and it provided a nice European flare to what we’re accustomed to in the US.