With the summer getting closer, it is hard to focus and not draw mentally on a lost island of the Caribbean holding a margarita at the foot of a beach bar. Well, it does not take a long trip for it either; It is enough to visit the new Tarantín of Barcelona. A new exclusive Caribbean gastronomic proposal at the hands of this couple of Venezuelan lovers.
Paola and Miguel have managed to establish in our city a small gastronomic portal direct to the heart of the Caribbean. A culinary proposal with its own name, El Tarantín, how could it be otherwise. An improvised shop for lovers of Latin American cuisine, travel and tradition in gourmet format.
And everything breathes that aroma mixes tranquility, restlessness, palate and spices typical of an area where eating dictates everything. Traditional dishes, without adventures, that go straight to the heart. Each dish is a world, a country, a region, a cultural shake that balances you among its different traditions.
To enter into matter some ladybugs and Guarapita Guava. The perfect companion to this Caribbean snack of fried plantain with black bean dip. With the stomach roaring for each line of his wonderful letter; We listen to Paola and follow her recommendations, hoping to embark on this new journey through the true Caribbean gastronomy without leaving the table.
Culinary orgasm with its yolk spheres and Jamaican jerk chicken. A kind of croquette bathed in a green mojo and a homemade barbecue of guava. Climax! And if you add to that the real cocktail of Caribbean prawns with ketchup tamarillo, tabasco, green mango and cassava cassava; you will bathe in an infinite pleasure.
Another classic on the other side of the pond is the tambal; here of pumpkin and pork bathed in a tartarino sauce. But the first place is taken by his duck magret tied in a banana leaf. A kind of papillote wrapped between its leaflets that when ingested it melts in your mouth. Pleasure after pleasure, plate after plate, we arrived at the end of our trip; a Caribbean adventure that ends with a cannelloni with guava and goat cheese.
Pack your bags and prepare for a spectacular adventure through the most authentic agachaditos because this is El Tarantín; a piece of the Caribbean in the middle of Barcelona.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and 8 PM to 12 AM / Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM / Closed Mondays
Average Meal Price: 20€
Text: Alejandro Moneva
Photographs: Anel González