José Varela opened the doors of his “home” in 2007, after doing a remodel of The Network, a seafood location previously curated by his parents. After observing a change in supply and demand in the market, José adapted the location to give the patrons of the neighborhood a more modern restaurant. Thus, Casa Varela was born, with the theme being: “market cuisine to share”.
Upon entering Casa Varela we see walls dressed in old posters and wooden boxes full of wine bottles; the dominant theme being wood and colors, all in a comfortable loft overlooking Plaza Molina. Outside, there’s a magnificent terrace perfect for enjoying a beverage from their excellent wine list, accompanied by a scrumptious truffled mortadella with crustini and tomato.
The kitchen is run by Carlos Allué, a young chef who uses fresh produce adding a homestyle touch. We would strongly advise you to share a plate of ham and parmesan croquettes, cod with chickpeas, macaroni-Varela with béchamel and bolognese sauce-and a spectacular rice with lobster and clams, a nod to his parents old seafood restaurant. Finally, a remake of a Catalan dessert and a house classic: the foam of Catalan cream with chocolate donuts.
What is the key to becoming a mainstay of the neighborhood? The meticulous attention to detail so that the person who eats at “casa” enjoys a full and satisfying experience.
93 415 41 68
Executive prix fixe: 9,90 euros
12h to 00h everyday
Text: Marta Parera
Photos: Alba Delgado
Translation: Brett Piron