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2019 Experts’ Choice Award

We are very happy to have won 2019 Experts’ Choice Award.

Thanks to all you who have made it possible.
And to all the magazine’s and  blogs who have written about us:

Alfar Magazine

Don’t skip breakfast in Barcelona
La Boqueria is known for its incredible selection of fresh fruit, amazing ham, and uber fresh seafood. Wandering around the market is a foodie’s dream but make time for a meal at one of the many fantastic restaurant counters.
My favorite meal of my week-long trip to Barcelona was this plate of inky squid over eggs at El Quim. The thimble sized baby squids are served on top of two perfectly fried eggs. Through gestures, your server will tell you to slash through the eggs to release the yolk, enriching the purple sauce of squid ink. The dish is liberally sprinkled with crisp, flaky sea salt adding seasoning and a subtle crunch. Super tender and just a bit sweet, the squid tasted of the sea, not overly salty in the least.At El Quim I also had my first taste of Spanish coffee. I ordered un cortado, an espresso cut with a little milk. Just like my food, it was excellent. I hear cava is popular too, even in the morning, so feel free to order a little bubbly with your breakfast.
By Aubrey Dunnuck

Condé Nast Traveler
Situated in La Boqueria, this stellar tapas bar has the kind of privileged setting no amount of money could buy.
El Quim has the kind of privileged setting no amount of money in the world could ever buy. Situated in the middle of Barcelona’s emblematic La Boqueria, it doesn’t need to create its own ambience, surrounded as it is by the flavors, colors, and buzz of one of Europe’s most iconic food markets.  To continue: Condé Nast Traveler link

Lonely Planet
This classic counter bar in the Mercat de la Boqueria is ideal for trying traditional Catalan dishes such as fried eggs with baby squid (the house speciality) or escalivada (smoky grilled vegetables). Daily specials are prepared using whatever is in season, and might include artichoke chips or sautéed wild mushrooms. To continue: Lonely Planet link

Time Out
Quim says that he has the world’s best larder, right next door. And it’s true, you don’t eat things like fried eggs with whitebait or delicious capipota every day.
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Travel & Leisure
There is no question that this bar is a classic, but it is also tucked inside another classic: the Boqueria market. Indeed, La Boqueria was recently named the best market in the world and Quim is the bar in La Boqueria (along with Pinotxo, another legendary spot). So, all other considerations aside, this is an obligatory visit while in Barcelona. Go early in the morning (it opens at 7 a.m.), find a place at the counter and ask for the day’s special: it’s worth every penny.
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Opening of Little Spain Mercado in Nova York

On March 2019 I had the chance to assist the opening of the Little Spain Mercado in Nueva York. A great project full of excitement where the great chefs and friends, José Andrés and the Adrià brothers, participate.
There are many people involved, with a lot of passion, culinary experience and dedication, cooking with Chef José Andrés and his team. Inspired by the Spanish markets, José Andrés has created an ideal place to go with family and friends and even to make business lunches or fast food. Albert and Ferran Adrià take part as creative collaborators. The three worked together in elBulli’s kitchen.

Quim with Ruben Garcia

Quim with Quim Marques

Quim with José Andrés

Interior of Little Spain Mercado


Omelette’s day at El Quim de la Boqueria.

This year, like always for Maundy Thursday, when Carnival starts, at El Quim de la Boqueria we celebrate cooking omelettes in many combinations and flavours, even sweet ones, like the one made of croissant and hot chocolate or the one with pineapple and Catalan custard or the one of tiramisú.


Christmas Menu – Menu de Noël 2018

Christmas Menú 2018.  Take away or eat it with as at the bar. Choose and order.
Menu de Noël 2018. A emporter ou à manger au bar. Choisissez et commandez.

Paella Party in Washington with Chef José Andrés

In the Jaleo restaurant in Washington (USA) where José Andrés has invited me to cook paellas of different flavors for the Kick off paella party that they  do once a year in this fantastic restaurant that  brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain through a traditional and cutting-edge tapas experience

With the staff of Jaleo Restaurant

Quim in Washignton.

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Great success fundraising with the Solidarity Tapa 2017-18

Tapa Solidària 2017-18


The clousure of the Solidarity Tapa in February 2018 show the success of this initiative of the Casal dels Infantsand the 83 Catalan restaurants who have participate. This edition has broke a new record fundrising 26.000€.
Like in other editions, in this 7th edition of the Solidarity Tapa each collaborator restaurant has contributed with 0,50€ with each tapa sold and this way has become a solidarity reference of the Catalan gastronomy and the children of this country.
Our Solidarity Tapa for this edition were these Corean rolls at Yuri’s style.

Tapa Solidaria

Christmas menú 2017

This is our Christmas Menú for 2017 where you can choose a starter, a main course and a dessert.

As usual, I’ve combined our tradictional dishes with fusion gastronomy from other cultures, so as that you can choose whatever you like.

We serve them directly at our bar or you can take-away home and enjoy this Christmas without cooking.

Merry Christmas!



Our new uniforms

When we opened the new bar early this year we also showed off  new uniforms. We now wear a jean’s overall with leather stripes and a big leather poket that shows an alternative style because it is tied up with a big cross on the back.  A grey shirt and dark trousers complete the unifor,. t because this stain-resistant clothing is better for our cooks and wmolt soferts pel dia a dia dels cuiners i cambrers.

El chef, Quim Márquez amb el nou uniforme

Uniforme El Quim de la Boqueria

Part del darrera de l’uniforme amb les tires de cuiro del davantal.