The old Ideal-Bar
Who would have thought then, that those kind portraits at the old Ideal-Bar would survive the pass of time the way they did, being attentive witnesses of the changes that the city of Barcelona went through .
The Ideal-Bar, now Ideal Restaurant and bar, saw his-torical changes happen, from political regimes to wars, post wars, rationings, persecutions ... It has also served all kinds of people, famous ones like the Spanish flamenco singer “Lola Flores”, who used to come accompanied by her husband ‘El Pescadilla’ and her agent, back when the neighbouring Hotel Orient was the Hotel of the ‘Bullfighters’.
Later on, other ‘Stars’ from the Liceu Opera House became regular guests at our Restaurant, being it so close to the theatre. The French choreographer Maurice Béjart or the Argentinean dancer, Alicia Alonso... are some of the names we remember.
However, the Ideal Restaurant has also lived through the other history, not only the one of the public figures.
The restaurant’s new location, in the centre of the city and the characteristics of the premises, located in a two story building with large rooms for groups, meetings, etc ... .in the upper floor and barcafeteria in the lower floor, besides from a beautiful open air terrace in La Rambla available all year around, make “El Ideal” a great location for any occasion
That is why in our gastronomic suggestions you will find typical specialities of the Mediterranean cuisine like the popular Paella, with an interesting number of variations, the fish and seafood zarzuela, but also all kinds of pasta and salads or combined dishes and pizzas. And to finish your meal...what bet-ter than a homemade ice cream or a cake!