Sometimes it’s the kind words of a stranger that inspire you and a chance meeting with a Moonraker Morsels reader last week pushed me to put aside my reluctance to spend yet more time in front of the computer after a day of it in the office, and breathe a bit of new life back into this blog.
So as I take comfort from some positive feedback and encouragement, let’s start back with some serious comfort food. Meat and potatoes. Or in this case, grilled steak and creamed potatoes.
I don’t think I’m necessarily giving away any big secret or hidden gem here, amongst most of my expat friends, the two “cheap steak places” on calle Almirall Cervera in Barceloneta are well known and well loved. Both serve a similar menu and similar prices, I’m including Yguasu here as of the two I prefer this one, if only because it’s less cramped, isn’t quite so roasting hot, and feels like they give it a once over with a cloth a bit more frequently than their competition across the road.
We’re talking meat here, and lots of it, served hot off the chargrill with bread, chimichurri, salad if you’re being that way inclined, cheap plonk or cold beer. When you’re asked what you’d prefer on the side, there’s only one answer……creamed potatoes.
Forget the healthy option, their creamed potatoes are heavenly, here I’d chosen the entraña (flank) steak, soft, tender and rare. Seriously, give the salad a miss and just indulge in some animal fats.
Yguasu seems perfectly located as well and has rounded off many a shopping trip, tiring day at the beach (and yes you read that right, lying on the beach all day seems to absolutely drain you of all energy) or to rescue a Sunday afternoon hangover you’ve been trying to relieve with a Barceloneta vermut.
Yguasa, Almirall Cervera, 4