Barcelona, Spain
Alejandro, 50
Creative and dreamer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a fashion designer and I created my own Brand, Jinksieminks.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

probably a classic bolero of Los Panchos could be a good option.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Married with children

Name some spots in Barcelona that are good for a Tinder date.

a cocktail in Gimlet or in Boadas.

Who’s your hero and where in Barcelona would you take them out for a serious hang?

My favourite is Batman! always.... and here probably he have a lot of work unraveling political acts

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

some of there are form my store, clothes that I created and designed.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

In the Football Stadium of Barça Team.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I would like to do all the touristic routes and listen the explications of every detail of the city.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Barcelona and where did you get it?

A frozen paella that some places offer to tourist, specially in the center of Barcelona. I's incredible that some people wants to eat it, and not a real fresh paella of many places in Barcelona.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Barcelona that you particularly like?

Some one small and quiet, not really popular. for example it could be a good option the Club Bananas in The Born area.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Barcelona? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

A lot of years ago we make a family dinner in Via Venetto. That's the most expensive, elegant and famous restaurant of Barcelona. Never again I stay there... Why?

What restaurant in Barcelona looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Probably Bar Angel. They respect a typical Bar with the charm of a real bar of an area where mariners went to the bar for play cards or stay with their closer friends.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Barcelona? Which one do you like?

I like Sex on the Beach. and Boadas is always the best cocktail bar of Barcelona.

Where would you take your partner in Barcelona if you wanted to really pamper them?

There's a special restaurant called Il Giardinetto, in Granada del Penedès, 22, the area of Sarria-Sant Gervasi. It's the most romantic place I know. especially well decorated and at the evenings they have piano lived music.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Here is typical to make a vermouth before the lunch. That sometimes includes tapas like olives, anchovies, regional charcuterie or cheeses.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Barcelona?

Probably some touristic places in the port of Barcelona. They serve food more as food factories instead of more detail restaurants.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Barcelona?

The restaurante Carballeira.One of the best restaurants of fish and shellfish directly from Galicia. I think is The best one or just my favourite.

What are the Barcelona spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

For me, to take

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