El Dinàmic de BCN - Barcelona
What was once a lifeless street for car repairments has now resurrected from loneliness and converted into a food haven. El Dinàmic de BCN is an ideal place to bypass the hustle and bustle of city life and satiate your taste buds before facing the real world again. This restaurant breathes a sense of freshness as it isn't trying to compare to anything else in the trendy Sant Antoni neighborhood. El Dinàmic promises to smack you silly out of your daily routine and offer an interesting selection of food and drinks.
We really love the friendly, industrial-style details such as the old wagon from the Mercat de Sant Antoni turned into a makeshift storage cupboard and the high ceilings. The space sticks to authenticity and modest decor. Upon entering you can hear the sound of the relaxing water dribbling from the vertical garden. The kitchen area is analogous of a chiringuito (snack bar) as are the tables and chairs. On the wall next to where we were seated, an exhibition showcased the wealth of talent from local artists. We had a glance at the great addition to the space upstairs, where you can relax with friends or reserve for special occasions.
The menu offers traditional recipes that are authentically Mediterannean, as well as specifically Catalan. Aside from the menu, they write down daily on the chalk board additional food that happens to be added in the morning. For entrees we ordered the mushroom and pepper & aubergine cocas (Catalan flat bread) and the empastifats 'el Dinàmic'. The empastifats are a form of homemade meat and vegetable spreads that taste delicious and are served with rustic bread. The cocas are by far the best we have ever had in the region of Catalonia, the texture of the bread was perfectly done in the oven. For our main dish we had the honey mustard ribs with rustic potatoes and blood sausage with sautéed potatoes. We couldn't have asked for a better meal as the meat was marinated to perfection. For dessert we had the cheese cake with raisins marinated in liquor and a generous slice of quince with cheese.
Other additional dishes ordered by the tables nearby caught our eyes; Iberian ham with peppers and onions, white beans with sausages and the roast cannelloni looked so tempting. To our surprise, a family were celebrating somebody's 34th birthday. We felt at home in El Dinàmic de BCN and the atmosphere is lively. On weekends at night, expect to see a lot of ambience as the Barcelonians like to warm up with a drink and appetisers before hitting the late night scene. El Dinàmic de BCN has so much to offer, we can not wait to go back for some more!
El Dinàmic de BCN | Mediterranean cuisine with Catalan essence | Open from Wednesday to Thursday 17:00 - 24:00 / Friday 17:00 - 2:00 / Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 / Sunday 12:00 - 24:00 / Monday & Tuesday closed | Average costs 6€ an appetiser and a drink | Passatge de Pere Calders, 4, 08015 Barcelona | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.eldinamicbcn.cat