Barcelona's Top 11 Hangover Cures

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Tara Jessop

Woken up feeling a little delicate the morning after a big night out? Rest assured, these tried-and-tested Barcelona hangover cures will sort out the damage in no time to get you back on track.

Get your carb fix with…

The Bacoa burger at Bacoa

Probably the best burger joint in Barcelona with five locations across the city, Bacoa serve a variety of burgers which include chicken, vegan and vegetarian options. However if you’re not feeling too adventurous, then the Bacoa burger is the perfect classic to opt for: a juicy mincemeat burger (get the organic Pyrenean beef for a small supplement), rashers of crispy bacon, manchego and Cheddar cheese, finished off with some homemade pickles – what more could you ask for.

Bacoa (kiosko branch), Av. del Marquès de l’Argentera 1, Barcelona +34 933 10 73 13

A burger at Bacoa © Jorge Franganillo

1. A falafel wrap from Maoz

Restaurant, Sandwich Shop, Bar, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

If you’re going to do just one thing, you better do it well – and Maoz does. Specialising in falafel – deep-fried balls of ground chickpeas originating from the Middle Eastern as a street snack – Maoz is a takeaway shop located just a minute from la Rambla. Grab your bun from the guys behind the counter and then proceed to fill your sandwich to your heart’s content from the salad bar. The tahini sauce is definitely worth a try, and if you’re feeling brave the fiery green chilli might just give you the kick you need for the rest of the day.

2. Nachos at La Monroe

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish, Contemporary

Inside La Monroe Courtesy of La Monroe
© La Monroe
Located in one of El Raval‘s liveliest squares, La Monroe is a colourful bar and restaurant which has a large outdoor terrace in the sun. The nachos here come piled high with fresh tomato, guacamole, refried beans and sour cream but, best of all, they are layered with cheese. This means you avoid the sad pile of cheese-less tortilla crisps lying at the bottom of the dish and the associated stress of having to beat your friends to the best morsels. No one wants that kind of pressure when they’re hungover.

3. A Bloody Mary at Picnic

Restaurant, Spanish, European, Mediterranean

The ultimate breakfast cocktail, the Bloody Mary’s very existence is a testimony to the fact that sometimes the only remedy to a hangover is to keep drinking. The growing popularity of brunch in Barcelona over the past few years has introduced the drink into the mainstream, but it’s still all too often offered as nothing more than vodka and tomato juice. There’s none of that at Picnic though, where the Bloody Mary is made as it should be: with Worcestershire sauce and a few drops of Tabasco for heat. Plus, the celery stick offered as garnish most certainly counts as one of your five a day.

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