Mamacafe is a funky restaurant situated in the heart of Raval quarter, next to MACBA museum and near Las Ramblas. It’s a bright eatery, serving Mediterranean food with a touch of international cuisines, which conveys the genuine essence of the cosmopolitan neighbourhood.

The decor is colourful and casual. Art is also à la carte: the work of local artists is displayed throughout the restaurant. I am sure you will appreciate a quick look at the walls while waiting for your food, partner or friend who is in the bathroom or when there’s nothing to say.

It has a superb range of dishes with fresh and healthy ingredients. It’s a good choice for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Try the salmon, the fried eggs with a special sauce or its hamburger. If you like red wine but your budget is low, go for its house red wine. It’s not cheap wine like in other places may give you. Menus are good value. The staff are friendly and serve you an appetizer for free: home-made hummus with some toasts. It’s excellent value for money.

I’ve always felt cosy; its dishes and service have never disappointed me. The restaurant has changed very little in the recent years and has been receiving great perennial reviews from locals and foreigners. I like its fresh salmon, salads and delicious desserts.

Hello, there! I’m Eva. I’m 33 years old and happy to live in Barcelona, where I was born. Enthusiastic, dynamic, open-minded, friendly and patient. I have always had itchy feet and enjoyed travelling and exploring new places. Eager to learn more and more every day and embark on new adventures for treasure hunts. A Barcelona lover who becomes homesick when is far from her charming city for a long period of time. I like mingling with the melting pot, getting lost in the narrowest medieval streets of the Gothic quarter and smelling the aroma of countless enticing cafés. An excellent hostess and tour guide.