Yaya – The Eixample Neighborhood Spot for Burgers and Tapas
Seeking the real taste of a Barcelona neighborhood means getting out of the tourist mainstays and wandering the side streets – following your nose, so to speak. As with most restaurants in Barcelona, Yaya restaurant Barcelona opens at 6:00 in the morning for breakfast and stays open for 20 hours – closing at 2:00 when most have finished their beer and tapas and are ready for bed. As with most neighborhood spots, the prices are reasonable and the menu a mix of Catalan, Spanish, European, and American favorites such as hamburgers and hot dogs.
But did you leave home to eat hamburgers?
Even if Galician beef is some of the most flavorful meat on earth – it makes an intensely flavorful hamburger – there’s so much more to Yaya’s menu! Barcelona is well known as a favorite stop for any foodie adventurer, and the cuisine of Catalonia has something for every taste from shore to the mountain. Beef, mutton, lamb, and pork share the spotlight with fish and seafood, with abundant vegetables such as eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, artichokes, and mushrooms. Some Catalan dishes to seek out include:
- Calçots: Available only in the spring, baby weeks are barbecued and served with Romesco sauce – made from dried red peppers, olive oil, roasted garlic, and almonds
- Fideuas: A twist on the ubiquitous paella, served with short noodles instead of saffron rice
- Embutidos: A platter of cured meats, including hams and sausages
Sit Back and Enjoy
As is typical of Barcelona restaurants with a terrace, there is a surcharge for outdoor seating. The charge will either be added to the bill or will be denoted in higher prices on the menu. So sit back, at Yaya restaurant Barcelona order some beer, sangria, or cocktails, and find out what Catalan food is all about.