Tortilla Quim de la Boqueria

You walk into the market which has a deep history and you’re not overly impressed because it’s filled with tourist gimmicks. Some will tell you local shop there but that’s doubtful. You see mostly tourists buying knickknacks souvenirs food souvenirs they can take back to their country but then I was introduced by the Hungry Tourist to Quim and voila my eyes lite up.

Quim the classic eatery, if you can call it that

At first I thought okay it looks good but you’re in the touristic market so how good can it be but the answer is darn good. It’s up a little bit of initiative to get them to have a sit down just at the opening but when we started to order I think they have the impression that we were more serious than the usual customer who orders a beer and a plate of pasta.

We tried maybe (14) different dishes including their vegetable tortilla *a must if you go there and stick to the potato tortilla I couldn’t take my eyes off it !!! (the steam was rising fast and furiously)

The menu was extensive and there’s lots to choose from including fish or fish that’s just cooked a la minute in the Josper, a charcoal cooking oven commonly used to BBQ indoors in Spain. Josper is a key tool in most kitchens in Spain who use charcoal or wood cooking in a closed oven with high heat and a very heavy door that opens to grab and push and move food around inside the oven.

Tortilla Potato

Categories: Curious About it?