Can Miserias: traditional Catalan cuisine with fresh and local products since 1921
Few restaurants in Barcelona can boast of having opened doors for almost a century and keep offering quality product with excellent service. Arrive to Can Miserias is to enter to the Barcelona of the past, is to be attended by Jose, the meter that has served for more than 46 years the tables of this historic restaurant. Someone who serves the diners with passion and affection, who loves his work, who goes to the market every morning to get the best product: fresh, local and close.
Can Miserias began in 1921 as “Bar del Polo”. Jose told us that one of the founder’s sons told him the story of how the horse-drawn vehicles were parked at the entrance and how they decided to change its name (“Bar del Polo” to “Can Miserias”) due to the scarce rations that his father offered in that time. Something that today contrasts with reality, since the portions are generous.
The customers, of this historic Catalan restaurant, have been aging over the years. But their relatives still go to Can Miserias, due to the nostalgia and the excellent Catalan dishes.
If you seek a more traditional popular cuisine, stew, bread and good wine, leaving aside the hundreds of offers of creative cuisine restaurants that are throughout the city, this is your place.
They have a night menu for € 24.5, which dishes vary according to the week and season. The night we went the menu was:
- Homemade croquettes of roasted chicken and ham
- Sachets filled with cod
- Russian salad of natural vegetables
- Starred eggs with chistorra and piquillo peppers
- Little Squids Miserias
- Beef tenderloin with Roquefort
- Bread, dessert and water or wine or beer
Our menu was very similar, but slightly different, instead of salad and starry eggs, we chose three of the star dishes of Can Miserias:
- Natural artichokes stuffed with bechamel and seafood
- Fresh tuna tartar with toast and butter (delicious!)
- Grilled noodles with vegetables and squids
And for dessert we took apple pie with almonds and a piece of cheese cake and a Catalan cream.
Address: Comte Borrel 106
Metro: <L1> Urgell <L2> Sant Antoni
Phone: 93 454 78 37
Sunday night and Monday closed
Tuesday to Sunday: 13.00 to 16.00 and 20.30 to 23.00
There are only 3 metro stops or 20 minutes walking from our Aparthotel in Barcelona, The Urban Suites, to Can Miserias.