Status: Giving city officials more reason to rename the Purdy/Sunset Harbor area of South Beach Pubbelly is the latest from the pork-loving team: Barceloneta Spanish Bistro & Mercat, opening October 20, "will be a rustic European bistro centering around Spain’s food culture and predominantly Catalan cuisine with a slight French influence." Barceloneta will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. until November when it will open 7 days a week. Saturday and Sunday brunch will begin in the winter. [EaterWire]
The “mercat” menu will feature a wide selection of spanish charcuterie and cheeses such
as Manchego , Mahon , Tetilla , Iberico Ham , Serrano , Lomo Embuchado, Sobrasada &
Fuet, along with locally sourced seafood and meats ‘a la planxa’ that can be purchased
market style and taken home along with homemade pates, marmalades and specialty
The bistro menu will feature re-invented classic spanish tapas dishes such as "tortilla de
patatas", "brandada de bacalao", " almejas al chorizo" and pulpo ala barceloneta" and
"gambas al ajillo" Tostas such as "morcilla de cebolla", "pan tumaca", and "crispy goat
brie" all served with marmalades , mustards and homemade compotes.
Larger plates will feature “whole roasted organic chickens”, “braised meats and “roasted
whole fresh fish” as well as a large variety of fresh seafood and meats from the grill and
‘a la planxa’ The large plates will vary according to season and can be accompanied by a
myriad of fresh garden vegetables and sides bursting with flavor and originality. All
desserts will be prepared on site from the classic " crema catalana" to the fresh tarts,
pastries, breads and petit fours.
The beverage concept at Barceloneta will feature around 10 European beers both bottle
and tap , rotating specialty sangrias and cidras , a wide selection of Spanish and European
wines and a classic cocktail program with boutique sourced liquors served with infused
bitters , specialty tonics and freshly squeezed juices.