Tucked down a side street in the Barrio Gotic, La Fonda will quite often have a queue of people waiting patiently in line, eager to sate their appetites with Fonda’s delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Once inside, dual level seating gives the restaurant an open feel, while deep reds and browns set against pale creams lend a sophisticated ambiance and warmth – and that’s even before the food has hit the table. The dishes are light and packed with flavour, and as is the case with many restaurants in Barcelona, locally sourced. At €16.85 the three course set menu is unbeatable, with old favourites like paella and slightly more unusual dishes such as squid and black noodles gracing the menu. Exuding warmth and that wonderful smell of traditional Spanish cooking, you’re bound to find something that tickles your taste buds at La Fonda. We can’t get back there quick enough.