Tuesday 19 February 2008

Cafe Sal, Paseo Maritimo de la Barceloneta, Barcelona

Relaxed waterfront restaurant, below the coast road, with a terrace right on the beach. Cafe Sal has a laid-back vibe and a retro feel with lots of metallic fittings, a late evening DJ and high chairs lined up along the bar. The reasonably-priced food is a fusion of Latin and Asian cuisine. To kick-off, the efficient and friendly staff serve some rich and tasty humous with crudités. Among the starters, the thin seafood Thai soup is pleasant, but not spicy enough and has too much spaghetti floating in it. By comparision, the chicken tandoori main course, which unusually comes wrapped in a tortilla and has plenty of juicy meat, is delicious. To finish, there is a small, but intense chocolate mousse, which hits the spot. 8/10