La cocina de Graciela Mexican Restaurant

Neighbourhood: Sants

Must try dish: Nachos de la Casa (house nachos)

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La cocina de Graciela | ©EatingOutorIn

The Best Nachos in Barcelona

It’s unlikely you’ll find better nachos in Barcelona than here.

This little family run Mexican restaurant is hidden away in the residential outskirts of the city. At the far end of Sants.

Not somewhere usually frequented by tourists, but the trip is worth it if you want really authentic Mexican food.

House Nachos - The Best in Barcelona

Best nachos in Barcelona
Nachos de la casa (house nachos) | ©EatingOutorIn

The house nachos of shredded chicken, beef, guacamole, tomatoes and onions, covered in cheese are far superior to any others I’ve ever tried. In Barcelona, Mexico or anywhere else!

Best nachos in Barcelona
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Not much to look at from the outside, so you’d be forgiven for not noticing the entrance. But, it’s beautifully decorated inside with a theme of the Mexican artist, Freda Kahlo, running through out.

More than just nachos

There’s a full Mexican menu. For example, there’s burritos, quesadillas, fajitas and many other house specials, like chilli con carne. Also, a nice selection of tacos as well. The pork and pineapple taco is particularly good.

Pork and pineapple tacos | ©EatingOutorIn

It’s very popular among the Mexican community in Barcelona.  And with locals as well. Even though a new seating area has been added at the back, you’ll still need to make a reservation to guarantee a table. Bookings are taken via email, phone or Whatsapp. All contact details can be found on their website here.  

tequila sorbet and chilli chocolate icecream
Chilli chocolate icecream (top) and tequila sorbet | ©EatingOutorIn

There’s exciting choices for dessert too. Like the tequila sorbet or spicy chilli chocolate ice-cream. 

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Cochinita pibil | ©EatingOutorIn

Graciela, the owner, is a wonderful cook and creates her own spicy sauces.

In addition, it’s evident that a lot of care is put into every dish that arrives at your table.

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Nachos de la casa | ©EatingOutorIn

In summary, there may not be a lot of sightseeing in the area. However, there is a great little Mexican restaurant with good service and really authentic home cooked food.

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See my full list of the other great places to eat out in Barcelona here.

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