Casa Lopez is a hidden gem located just a block away from Plaça del Diamant in Vila de Gracia. Its traditional, oldschool vibe attracts both tourists and locals alike and their food selections are delicious and abundant.
We went on a Monday afternoon with our mexican friend Charlie to try their midday menu and we were amazed by the quality of the dishes.
Type of food: Traditional Spanish & Catalan / Tapas
Address: Carrer del Topazi, 11, 08012 Barcelona
Opening hours: Mon: 8AM–4PM / Tue- Sun: 8AM–4PM, 6PM–12AM
Online menu: Not available, depends on the day.
Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-free options: Vegetarian is a possibility, depending on the day’s menu.
Type of atmosphere: Very casual, small and large groups of people, families, all ages.
People: Eeva, Rafa and Charlie.
Visited on: October 2018.
Type of meal: Midday menu.
Drinks: 3 beers on tap (Estrella Damm). (3)
Average drink price: Menu includes 1 drink.
First – Arroz a la Cubana (Rice with tomato sauce and a fried egg on top)
Second – Meatballs with sauce and fries
Dessert – Vanilla flan with whipped crea
Total price (incl. drinks): €27 (per person: €9) – Very Cheap
Eeva – “The menu in Casa Lopez is excellent. The meatballs and fries were delicious, the rice and the egg were perfectly cooked. I love the atmosphere in this restaurant, it’s like you are actually eating in Lopez’s home. I’d love to eat here everyday if it were possible!”
Rafa – “The meatballs and fries are mindblowing, super well seasoned and full of rich flavours. The rice was also really good, the egg had a tasty runny yolk that complemented the dish perfectly. I can’t believe that you can get such amazing food for such a low price.“
Charlie – “Visiting Casa Lopez is one of the best ways to fully live the Barcelona experience. A small place, but warm and welcoming. Here you can go drink beer accompanied by some tapas, watch football, or in our case, enjoy their wonderful menus of the day. Their dishes really have that ‘home’ flavor”
Eeva – 9.3 / Rafa – 9.0 / Charlie – 8.1
Consensus: 8.8 (Excellent)