Barcelona, Spain
Isabel, 39
Owner of Juice Bar + Cafeteria
see her Barcelona city guide

What do you do and why do you do it?

I´m the owner of a juice bar and cafeteria in Barcelona. I love being in contact with people and serving them amazing food and drinks

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

Adele, Natalia Lafourcade, Tiê, Ximena Sariñana, Camera Obscura, John Legend, Diana Krall

What are the best TV shows of all time?

The Big Bang Theory, and currently I´m loving Franky and Grace (as you can clearly see I use tv shows to disconnect after a long work day, so I like watching good but simple comedy).

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

Have never used Tinder, when Tinder was launched I was already hooked up!

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

Simone de Beauvoir as she laid the foundation for the modern feminist movement. "The Second Sex" book is pure feminine power! I think I will take her to eat pizza in Franki Gallo Cha Cha Cha and after to Apolo for sure!

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Small shops in Gracia and Borne

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

The discos in Barceloneta

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

Swimming in the ocean very early in the morning on Summer days

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

Pizza in Franki Gallo Cha Cha Cha

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

Paradiso in El Borne

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?

Spa Hammam Rituels d´Orient. I got an hour in the hammam and a couples massage, don´t remember the price as it was a gift ! (Am I lucky or what?)

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

Napoletani DOC

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

Paradiso in El Borne or La Bombilla in Sant Antoni

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

A massage

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

Patatas Bravas - La Taverna del Clinic has the best ones

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

Flax & Kale

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

Napoletani DOC

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

Hospital de Sant Pau, Sagrada Familia and a walk in Borne - Raval - Gotic

Tomorrow’s your last day in Barcelona. How do you spend it?

At my cafeteria for sure!

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Ahhhh! Lisbon! Is amazing, cheap, with good food, nice people and a saudace

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