"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Nuria Restaurant at Barcelona

Nuria Restaurant since 1933

I remember back in 2009 when I was planning my first trip to Barcelona, I read about a vegetarian restaurant near the top of Las Ramblas named Nuria. I never found it that trip. I have no idea how I missed it, but I did. The next time I stayed in Barcelona, in 2011, I found it but never went in. I could never decide what type of vegetarian dish I would want to try. Today, I finally made it there. 

Photo of the original Nuria Restaurant
I found the service great and the food wonderful. The only thing is I did not find one vegetarian dish on the menu. I had a hamburger! The pastries look wonderful and the cappuccino was excellent. Price wasn't bad either for Las Ramblas. My bill was less than 10 euros. 

The guy who waited on me was so nice. He even dug up a menu for me in English. I could read the Spanish one just fine, but it was nice of him to offer.

Nice waiter at Nuria
 It was a fun place to people watch. The crowds outside were just beginning. There was a funny thing that happened. There was a guy who seemed to endlessly bring chairs in from outside. It was weird as I never saw any go out, only in. Who knows where they were coming from? And they weren't really chairs, but some kind of odd looking stools. Too bad I didn't get a photo.

Customers at Nuria Restaurant

I did photograph a customer making a decision on what she wanted to order, and another of the staff. I highly recommend Nuria for good food and service if you are visiting Las Ramblas at Barcelona.

Staff at Nuria Restaurant


  1. I always wondered about that place but never stopped in. Will have to do it my next stop in Barcelona.

  2. It has totally changed. Was redone in 2014. You won't recognize the place from these photos.