We’ve have this thing for Mexican food. We’re not really sure where it comes from (Mexico probably ;), but it’s a serious thing. So, when we were planning our visit to Barcelona, we knew we had to pay Nino Viejo a visit. A restaurant that has the same owner as Tickets restaurant. We’re expecting top notch Mexican food!
The restaurant is located a little bit outside of the city center in a street where no cars are able to drive. We would recommend you get a taxi and let them take care of the rest (they will drop you off as close as possible). When you enter the building you immediately feel as if you’re in Mexico. The interior is really simply decorated but it breaths cajun food.
Nino Viejo is not only famous for it’s food, they also have a great name when it comes to beer. Apparently, Mexico is famous for brewing their own delicious tequila beer. We tried 3 different ones of which one we had to send back. We came to the conclusion tequila beer is not for us, so we switched to wine.
We already told you we’re suckers for Mexican food. Especially anything with avocado (guacamole sauce) and taco’s will make our hearts beat faster. And that’s exactly what we’re getting. First course = bullseye for us. Freshly made guacamole and nachos. Oh my!
We can’t recall how many dishes follow after those nachos. We know for sure we had some pretty awesome cocktails with frozen melon (not a desert), jalapeño oysters to start with. Well, to start with… You don’t really do starters, mains and desert in this place. You receive lots of small dishes and this makes the experience even more fun.
Next up is the octopus ceviche and a number of different tacos – each of them having their own sauce. The tacos are really the highlight of the evening. Pork, chicken, Suadero… Oh my god, this is so good.
After catching our breath for a few minutes we get our deserts. On of them is ice with corn cake… Interesting dish but we wouldn’t want to order it next time. The spicy ice cones however was a dish you could wake us up for in the middle of the night. Yes, it was that good.
Is Nino Viejo a Mexican or a Mexican’t? Definitely a Mexican. This is restaurant we would visit again without ever having to think twice. The prices are pretty much ok and the food is downright amazing. Just stay clear of those Mexican beers (ok, maybe you should try one and see for yourself) and you’ll have one of the best nights of your life.