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Restaurants we like: Orgasmic (Barcelona)

Written by 13 July 2010 3 Comments

When I first passed by this place after an extensive stroll down La Rambla, it wasn’t just the provocative name that caught my eye (I swear!). The half-glass, half-chalk board storefront, colorfully decorated and announcing (very) cheap prices for freshly prepared organic dishes was enough to cause my little treehugger heart to skip a beat.


My friends ordered a round of cappucinos as I ventured inside to see what the lunch menu had to offer. Gigantic chalk boards behind the counter as well as next to the door and outside the restaurant offered a variety of mouth-watering dishes, yet apart from the smoothies and daily special, none were listed with a price. Since the prices that were listed all came close to 5€ or less, I took the chance and ordered a small tapas (vegan falafel) from the bar, which came with rice, olives and spicy tabasco sauce. Also on display were a range of organic quiches, casseroles, sandwiches and salads. The dessert selection, which I sadly didn’t manage to sample (very unusual for someone who’d be happy to survive on mousse au chocolat alone), included fruit salad, a variety of yoghurts, cheese cake, brownies and blueberry muffins.


When my friends and I were ready to continue our sightseeing extravaganza throughout Barcelona and asked for the check, we were pleasantly surprised at the extremely low prices (considering the charming ambiance and close proximity to Barcelona’s largest shopping street La Rambla): my cappuchino and tapas dish amounted to a total of 5€. Definitely a place to return to the next time I visit the sunny BCN!

Orgasmic is located on Junta Comerç Street 11, Barcelona.

Enjoying my organic (and vegan) snack outside the restaurant

PS. This is just one of three locations in Barcelona. Additionally to this restaurant, there is also a market stand at the very back of Barcelona’s famous Boqueria Market (Boqueria Street, 972), as well as another restaurant on Xucla-Pintor Fortuny. Check the official website for further information.

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  • nina said:

    You’re right! I totally love that place! But it seems like the one on Pintor Fortuny is a bit more expensive. Last time I paid about 12€ for a quiche with salad and water, because you only could order everything as a menu that day. But they have quite good soups for about 3€ a bowl.

  • Stef said:

    I once happened to pass by the store at 2 am on a weekend, and the lovely people at the restaurant were giving away the leftover salad and tapas for free to hungry tourists. What a great idea to donate the leftovers instead of just dumping them. Plus, the food was amazing!

  • Miesling said:

    Asked for the cheque or the check…..

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