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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

El Tunel Del Port, Olympic Port, Barcelona

 El Tunel Del Port in Barcelona.  That's hubby looking European with his black.  When we toured we did not dress like Americans with sloppy t-shirts, tennis shoes etc.  We dressed nicely and conservatively.  Those were the guidelines we read about before we embarked on our 12 day tour of Spain.  It's a way to show respect I believe for where you are, and to represent our country in a nicer manner.  There were several times it seemed like we got better service then folks dressed like Americans who'd been working in the gardens...maybe my imagination, maybe not.
Our private tour guide in Barcelona, Patrick Ducher (look how well he and his group are rated HERE), walked us here...right to our table after speaking with the host/manager of El Tunel Del Port.  How's that for service?  We had toured half the day with Patrick and he asked if we'd like him to find us a spot for a late lunch.  The restaurant is right on the beach as you can see.  It has several rooms up and down, and an outside patio area.  Lunch was fantastic, but apparently I was too busy eating to remember to take pictures of the food.
You can see by the menu it's Port, theme and of course the olives which are served before every meal in Spain along with bread.

I did remember to take a photo when we were taking our coffee and desert.  We shared the desert because we were so pleasantly stuffed.

El Tunel Del Port (link is at the beginning of the post), was founded back in 1923 on Ample Street, but moved to Olympic port in 1992 after the close of The Barcelona Olympics.  This location is perfect with something for everyone.  You can stroll the beach, the shops before or after you eat and enjoy the sites of the Olympic Port.

Moll de Gregal, 12
Port Olympic
08005 Barcelona

I highly recommend this restaurant and hope to go back next trip to Barcelona.

**REMINDER, please leave the url to your actual blog post, NOT your google+ page, NOT your blogger profile/dashboard page. Use the name and url option, or leave a hyperlink. **After the close of April's A-Z, I plan to continue to write a post a day in the month of May using again the A-B-C's as my guide. My focus for the month of May will be Spain.

13 comments:

  1. You go girl! Spain sounds great, and your dress code idea is awesome. As a European immigrant to the US, I can tell you that you WILL get better everything if you try to show respect!
    I hopped over from Cyborgmom to let you know that all the Road Trip info and linky are live at the A-Z Blog today. Glad to hear you're still visiting, and that you're continuing daily blogging. You're amazing!
    Oh, and I SO agree with you on the google+/profile thingie. Drives me NUTS trying to find people...
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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  2. Sandy, That view from the restaurant is amazing...I love a view! And olives.

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  3. Thanks Tina for the info, and thanks CyborgMom for posting about it too. Appreciate the visits and comments from you all, Tina, Cyborg, and Corinne

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  4. I love reading of others travel adventures! I'm such a homebody myself, so I live through everyone's adventures :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

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  5. Oh! Lucky!! It looks so beautiful there!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  6. Thanks Jayne and Jenna for the visit and comments. It was a marvelous adventure.

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  7. Looks like you really did your homework before traveling! Kind of like me and my checklists ;) Thank you for stopping by so many of my posts. Very touched :)

    Shailaja's post

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  8. I have wanted to go to Spain. I have studied a little Spanish. I wish I could go there some day.
    Thank you for your comment in my blog.
    Happy A to Z Challenge in May!

    Romi

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  9. Now I know for sure when they say...'When in Spain.' How very astute and respectful to dress and act courteously. I love Spain, it's history and art. It is one place I'd love to visit, and another reason I'm so enjoying your posts. Thanks for your visit today and the suggestion to save for posterity the who what and where of my art works. I added to the 'Dragonfly', and will do so for each of the posts in the Photography/Art Collection. Love the idea. Thanks.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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  10. Good luck on the 2nd A to Z! :) This looks like a lovely day, miss holidays so much, can't wait to get one!

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  11. Spain is one place on my to visit list. That is a good tip about dressing respectfully.

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  12. Olives? What a great idea. As for EA dressed in black...another novel concept. My guess is that you are not imagining your better treatment because of the respect that you showed.

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