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8 / 10

6 expert reviews

“A tiny space with a small kitchen staff produces first-class dishes. A must. Rafa Penya is now an indisputable leader in bistronomics.”

– Time Out

Fodor's Fodor's
"Head chef and owner Rafa Peña aims to put the creativity and skill he learned in the world's most celebrated kitchens within the reach of those on less astronomical budgets." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"This meringue-white L’Eixample storefront belongs to Rafa Peña, the 32-year-old current leader of Spain’s bistronomic movement." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
0 Stars
"The discreet facade leads to a spacious, minimalist-style dining room, decorated in contrasting shades of black and white. Contemporary cuisine from the conscientious chef." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"Gresca is as popular for its natural wines as for the delicious (and affordable) dishes designed to accompany them." Full review
Penya’s standout dishes include his vinaigrette cabbage, the phyllo onion with crème fraîche, and his veal sweetbreads and mustard potato (and whatever you do, don't miss the torrijas for dessert).
Frommer's Frommer's
"Diners with more taste than money come here to enjoy Penya's penchant for tickling the palate...Barcelonans call a restaurant like this “bistronomic.” We call it a bargain worth seeking out." Full review