Casa Lola, Barcelona Spain-03/20/17

Casa Lola

Lola is a famous and well known Flamingo Dancer. This was our first day in Barcelona and I wanted to try a couple of Tapas Restaurants I will list two for the same evening (not sure, there may have been a third). Tapas can be a small portion of anything so at our first two places we started with the lighter fare so that we could eat at more than one place.  You will note from the pictures that most Tapas restaurants either have an outdoor seating area along their outer walls or as is the case here, situated across the street in a large median where other restaurants have their outdoor seating area one right next to another. We ordered three Tapas here,  Manchego Cheese, Jamon Serrano (Ham), and meatballs. Their are some different choices for cheese but Manchego is the most popular Tapas cheese served everywhere. The Serrano Ham comes in too many variants to count, their are more varieties of Serrano Hams then their are cuts for beef. You will have to taste them and decide for yourselves which ones you like best, one way to do this is to go to one of the many shops that you can find in Spain that sell a variety of Hams and sample a few. Bottom line, anyone can buy a few different cheeses and Serrano or Prosciutto hams, olives, make some meatballs and serve with a good bread and you have put together your first Tapas lunch or dinner. Your imagination and personal tastes are the only things that can limit you.

Casa Lola Outdoor Seating

Outdoor Seating Area

Casa Lola Tapas

Jamon Serrano, Manchego Cheese, Meatballs Bread and French Fries

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