I was out with the teens then when one of the 2 suggested we check out Barcino in Greenbelt 2. Now, you may think Barcino is a wine bar that caters to adults and this grandma has no business bringing an 18 and 15 year old to dine here. So yes, it's a wine bar. And yes, it's also a food haven.
We found a tiny table by the wine cabinet. Surely they've got a good collection of Spanish, Argentinian and Chilean wine here. The chalkboard by the wall lists many Spanish favorites like Sangria, Tinto de Verano, Sidra and my fav beer Estrella Galicia. I chose the last.
We were served Pan con Tomate on the house. This is my typical desayuno fare back in Madrid. And my teens love it. Since I was more thirsty than hungry, I ordered the Ensalada Rusa or Russian Salad many Spaniards are crazy about. It was a very generous portion. So was the Spaghetti Marinara which my 18 yr old teen ordered! Judging by how she looked when it was served, she had a problem.
Good thing my 5'10"" 15-year old was around. But even with his help, and without him ordering anything, we simply found the serving overly generous for its price.
So if you think Barcino is beyond your budget or is strictly a wine bar, you're wrong. The imported jamon y quezos are, naturally, pricey -- but remember, these items are imported from España. And they are indeed quality Spanish pica picas. Outside of these imported items, many of the dishes are very reasonably priced. So there. Go check it out!