9 Places You Should Visit in Barcelona (According to Phil Rosenthal)

Phil Rosenthal, host of "I'll Have What Phil's Having," details the places you MUST visit in Barcelona
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    El Quim de la Boqueria
    El Quim has been at Barcelona's Boqueria market for 26 years. What started as a nine-foot counter with five stools has grown into a busy corner restaurant in the middle of the market.
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    La Taberna del Suculent
    Located in what Phil calls the “Brooklyn of Barcelona,” Suculent is the first stop on Phil’s quest to find the best tapas in the city.
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    Bar Cañete
    One of the best tapas bars in Barcelona.
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    Dos Cielos
    Twin brothers Sergio and Javier Torres own and run Dos Cielos. Says Phil: "This place is very high end, very creative, very fancy, and quite frankly I don’t always know what the hell I’m eating.”
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    Bodega 1900
    In the mid 1980s, two brothers named Ferran and Albert Adria took a small restaurant on the Costa Brava about two hours north of Barcelona and transformed it into what was widely considered to be the best restaurant in the world. El Bulli. Some called it the birthplace of molecular gastronomy--which is a fancy term for an artistic, expressive, avant garde way of cooking. Some of the same dishes live on in the brothers’ new casual places in Barcelona, Tickets and Bodega 1900, a vermouth bar.
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    Tickets
    Chef Albert Adria’s casual tapas restaurant is the hottest restaurant in Barcelona, and the winner of Phil’s quest to find the best tapas in the city.
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    Granja Viader
    Chef Albert Adria’s favorite breakfast place in town, this 125 year old spot has the best hot chocolate in Barcelona.
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    Pakta
    Chef Albert Adria’s Paruvian Japanese restaurant. The pork belly with kimchi makes Phil stop in his tracks.
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    Vila Viniteca
    At the grand temple of Iberico ham, Vila Viniteca, legs of ham sell for hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars.