El Grec al Sec
Taking the streets
Poble-sec is unlike any other Barcelona neighbourhood, its green spaces and squares, its cultural offering, its food scene and its theatres make it unique. This month of July coinciding with the Festival Grec the plaça Margarida Xirgu, positioned between the Mercat de los flors and the Teatre Lliure, hosts an open air space dedicated to food, drinks, performances, artworks and more. The square is normally used as a car park but for El Grec al Sec it has been radically transformed. There is something for everyone, for kids and adults. There’s no cover charge, it’s the ideal stop before or after a concert or a destination in its own right.
From June 30 to July 24, a total of 16 restaurants will demonstrate the good gastronomic pulse of the neighborhood in a pop-up format, with tables and the possibility of prior reservation in their dinner shifts before and after Grec programming: Casa Xica, Koska Taverna, La Chana, Palocortao, Malumore, Zaza, Taps, La Come Día, Sasha - No hay Mañana, Ikki, Veg It, Denassus and Santamadre. Aligning with the inspiration of the Grec in Africa, Petit Montjuïc, Bagaría and Carmesí propose African dishes.
The food offering includes Italian cuisine (Malumore, Zaza, La Come Día), typcial bodega style tapas (Santamadre, La Chana, Taps), Asian options (Casa Xica, Ikki), Mexican street food (Sasha), high end gastro (Palocortao, Koska Taverna and Denassus) and flavourful vegan and vegetarian dishes (Veg It).