NEITHER FISH NOR FOWL
The name Ni Chicha, Ni Limoná neatly summarises this new restaurant––it’s not quite this, but not quite that either. There are two spaces, each with their own entrance on the street, but matching funky signs over the doors clearly indicate that they are part of the same establishment. One side is a casual cafe-pizzeria with homemade bread and pizzas, bocadillos, soups and pastries, while the other, a vermutería, caters more to the lunch and dinner crowd. Sara Reixach Masegu and Victor Burgués Palmés, a local couple, opened the restaurant’s doors in early June after months of preparation. They explained that they wanted to create two distinct spaces where everyone can find something to eat, whether they’re looking for a quick bite or an evening out. The ‘chicha’ side of the restaurant also features a selection of high-end, but little-known, goods from small producers around Europe—Masegu and Palmés have stocked their shelves with 100 varieties of canned fish and seafood, as well as an impressive collection of organic and sulphite-free wines and artisan beers. There’s a lot going on here, but thanks to its clever decor and setup, this cafe, pizza shop, vermutería and store all come together just fine.
Ni Chicha, Ni Limoná. Passeig Sant Joan 80.