De lo mejor que se cuece en Barcelona
Each restaurant or bar at El Nacional has its own personality and style and in spite of being such an extensive complex, each venue creates its own ambience, as may be seen on a first visit. However, there is a space that is not seen during a visit of this type, a reserved venue, exclusively for groups where the best of El Nacional’s extensive culinary offer may be savoured.
The decoration of El Magatzem simulates what its name means in Catalan, a warehouse, with a wall of wooden boxes, bottles and other elements to be found in a place of this name, located, obviously, alongside the restaurant’s central kitchen.
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As every Christmas, El Nacional starts out a fundraising campaign in favour of a goodwill cause. This year the money collected will support one of the most important pediatric centres of Europe: the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital. The objective of this campaign is to fund the childhood health investigation and research that this centre carries out.
The challenge is to overcome the almost 9,000€ raised last year with the Red Cross. To do it, from the 22nd of novembre and until the 6th of January, clients will be able to collaborate with 1 solidarity euro in their bills. Donations will be done at the following spaces: La Llotja, La Braseria, La Parada, La Taperia and the Oystrer Bar. El Nacional by its own, will add 10,000€ to this initiative.
Thanks for your collaboration!
Summer is finally here and with the arrival of the heat ice-creams are back at El Nacional. But this year we have new flavours and more variety, come and taste them in Paseo de Gracia of Barcelona.
The ice-cream shop of El Nacional opens from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. A proposal with a privileged location: El Quiosc, a singular structure composed by two ancient balconies from La Coruña, united each other, that welcome visitors at El Nacional entrance.
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In El Nacional we prepare the Caesar salad in a particular way, since we marinate the chicken fillets in oil, so they don’t get dry and we serve it in buds. One of the secrets of this salad is the lettuce being very crispy, so iceberg or oak leaves must be avoided. The sauce of the salad is prepared with mayonnaise, lemon juice and anchovy fillets, and we add the classic croutons -that have been dried in the oven-, the grated Parmesan and the nuts.
An exclusive recipe that you can find in La Parada, one of our culinary spaces.
El Nacional incorporates the seafood platter into La Taperia’s menu, the perfect place to eat some tapas in Barcelona.
Come with your family and friends and enjoy a good seafood platter made with fresh and quality products in a casual, relaxed and pleasant environment.
Do you know that the months containing “r”, from September to April are the best for eating shellfish?
During the summer months, from May to August, many of the species considered as shellfish are in their reproductive period; the females spawn and lose weight, their flesh becomes soft and loses flavour and texture, and the quality drops.
Few places can boast of having an Oyster Bar like the one in El Nacional Barcelona. An elegant circular space located in Paseo de Gracia. You can find the best professionals and enjoy the best specialties: oysters and clams, open at the moment. A spectacular showcooking that is performed in front of you. One of the most amazing dining experiences in Barcelona.
To meet the demands of many customers who do not drink alcohol, but who do not want to give up on a good cocktail or being in company of those who do like to drink it, there is a specific heading on the menu, conceived for them: the so-called mocktails. The San Francisco is the most well-known, prepared using the juices of orange, lemon, pineapple and peach, but there is also a complete new generation of alcohol-free cocktails that you can try at Cocktail Bar of El Nacional Barcelona.
La Parada, one of the culinary spaces that are part of El Nacional Barcelona, has extended its menu, divided into five large sections: cured meats and hors d’oeuvres, pasta, handmade flatbreads, fine-dough flatbreads and gourmanderías (crepes and cakes).
El Nacional starts up the campaign “1 euro, 1 afternoon snack, 1 kg of food” with Red Cross to improve the nutrition of children in vulnerable situations. This solidary action will be active during the Christmas period and will directly impact approximately 1,600 children served by the humanitarian institution.
According to the Catalan Institute of Statistics (Idescat), in 2016 the 23% of households with Catalan children were at risk of poverty and did not have their basic requirements guaranteed, such as a healthy and balanced diet, education or leisure.
For this reason, El Nacional, aware of the value that it can offer as a benchmark in the restaurant sector, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Red Cross to guarantee a suitable and healthy diet for children in vulnerable situations. It is expected that about 1,600 boys and girls who are served in the 55 centers of the humanitarian institution will benefit from this alliance.
Xabier Otondo, director of Ocio Gastronómico; the president of the Red Cross in Catalonia, Antoni Aguilera and Gerard Subirats, president of Ocio Gastronómico