Spain

by: Marc Garcia

Trusted friends do not come in a better form than what Marc Garcia embodied. I befriended him a few years ago on Instagram when I noticed that he posted from exactly the same restaurants that I did.

Since then we met on several occasions in Europe and Asia, always around a table, and I can tell you that there are very few people in the world who are as passionate and as knowledgeable about food as Mark.

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TRUSTED FRIEND’S LIST

Marc’s list
(by Region, and type of Restaurant):

Barcelona

Gastronomic

Disfrutar ( Avant-Garde Cuisine )

Enigma
( Avant-Garde Cuisine )

Alkimia
( Updated Tradition )

Dos Pebrots
( Updated Tradition )

La Nave del Sake
( Private Themed Dinners )


Casual

Gresca Bar ( Wine Bar )

Al Kostat ( Market Cuisine )

Monocrom bistró & wines ( Wine Bar )

Granja Elena ( Market Cuisine )

Suculent ( Modern Spanish )


Tapas & Bars

Tickets ( Modern Tapas)

Bodega 1900 ( Updated Tradition )

Tapeo Gràcia ( Tapas )

Sant Antoni Glorios ( Tapas )

El Xampanyet ( Tapas )


Fish & Seafood

Estimar ( Fish & Seafood )

Marea Alta ( Fish & Seafood )

Rias de Galicia ( Seafood )

Espai Kru ( Seafood )

Martinez ( Rices )


Foreign Cuisines

Hoja Santa & Niño Viejo ( Modern Mexican )

Dos Palillos ( Modern Asian )

Sato i Tanaka ( Sushi )

Yoi Yoi Gion ( Udon )

Xemei ( Italian )


Market Cuisine

Capet ( Mediterranean Cuisine )

Can Vallés

Bonanova

La Bodega

Can Pineda 


Others Restaurants

Bardeni ( Meat Bar )

Gaig ( Traditional Cuisine )

Hisop ( Mediterranean Cuisine)

Coure ( Mediterranean Cuisine )

Sants es Crema ( Fusion )

Rest of Catalunya

 

Gastronomic

Els Casals in Sagàs( Updated Tradition )

Ca l’ Enric in la Vall de Bianya( Updated Tradition )

Celler de Can Roca in Girona ( Modern Cuisine )

Tossal Gros in Prenafeta ( Natural Cuisine)

Can Jubany in Calldetenes ( Modern Tradition )


Traditional & Casual

Fonda Sala in Olost ( Traditional Cuisine )

Motel Empordà in Figueres ( Traditional Cuisine )

Can Ferran in Sant Quirze del Valles ( Traditional Cuisine )

Cal Carter in Mura ( Traditional Cuisine )

Restaurant Rubell in Monistrol de Calders ( Traditional Cuisine )

Basque Country, Navarra, Cantabria, Asturias & Galicia
Guipuzcoa

Zuberoa ( Traditional Fine Cuisine )

Martin Berasategui  (Avant-Garde Cuisine )

Casa Urola ( Updated Traditional )

Amelia ( Modern Cuisine )

Mugaritz ( Avant-Garde Cuisine )


Vizcaya

Asador Etxebarri  in Axpe ( Updated Asador )

Azurmendi in Larrabetzu ( Avant-Garde Cuisine )

Mina in Bilbao ( Creative Cuisine )

Nerua in Bilbao ( Avant-Garde Cuisine )

Horma Ondo in Larrabetzu ( Asador )


Rest of the North

Rodero in Pamplona ( Contemporany Cuisine )

Casa Marcial in Arriondas ( Updated Asturian Cuisine )

Casa Gerardo in Prendes ( Updated Asturian Cuisine )

Culler de Pau in O’ Grove ( Updated Galician )

Casa Marcelo in Santiago de Compostela ( Fusion )


Product Restaurants

Ibai in San Sebastian( Market Cuisine )

Gueyu Mar in Ribadesella ( Fish & Seafood )

Elkano & Kaia Kaipe in Getaria ( Fish )

D’Berto in O’ Grove ( Seafood )

Horma Ondo ( Asador )


Casual & Traditional

La Cuchara de San Telmo in San Sebastian ( Pintxos )

Ganbarra in San Senastian( Pintxos )

Roxario in Astiagarraga ( Sidreria / Cod Omelette )

Kasino in Lesaka ( Traditional Food / Omelette )

Bodega Cigaleña in Santander ( Wine & Market Cuisine)

Madrid & Central Spain

Diverxo ( Modern Fusion )

Tasquita de Enfrente ( Market Cuisine )

Sacha ( Bistró )

El Carmen de Montesión ( Modern Castilian Food )

Lera in Castroverde de Campos ( Traditional Food )

Valencia, Alicante & Balearic Islands
Restaurants

Ricard Camarena in Valencia( Modern Mediterranean)

Askua in Valencia ( Market Cuisine )

Quique Dacosta in Denia ( Avant-Garde Cuisine )

L’ Escaleta in Cocentaina( Modern Mediterranean )

Santi Taura in Lloseta ( Updated Local Cuisine )


Traditional & Casual Places

El Nou Manolin in Alicante( Tapas )

El Farallo in Denia ( Red Prawns )

Casa Elias in Xinorlet ( Paellas )

Rausell in Valencia ( Market Food & Tapas )

Es Torrent in Ibiza ( Rice & Fish )

Valencia, Alicante & Balearic Islands
Gastronomic Restaurants

Aponiente in Puerto de Santa Maria( Progressive Sea Dishes )

Noor in Córdoba ( Progressive Cuisine)

Baga in Jaén ( Updated Tradition )

Bardal in Ronda ( Updated Tradition )

La Cosmopolita in Málaga ( Updated Tapas )


Fish & Seafood

Cataria in Novo Santi Petri ( Fish / Seafood )

Los Marinos José in Fuengirola( Seafood )

Restaurante Antonio in Zahara de los Atunes ( Tuna / Seafood )

Las Rejas in Bolonia ( Fish / Seafood )

Bar FM in Granada ( Seafood )

El Campero in Barbare ( Tuna )