Menus at this place are in Catalan, Spanish, and English. There was a non-Spanish couple at the table next to me with two kids who were running back and forth between their table and the outdoor section of the restaurant. I am going to try a neighborhood eatery tomorrow. Today, with hardly an hour's sleep in the past 24-hours, I wanted to do something easy, and this place was recommended to me by my very hospitable host, who is a local. My server spoke English, and this was disappointing. But the reality is, I would have been lost without him.
Smokers were in the hot spots against the window outside, watching people go by. Smoking is still fashionable in Spain. By the time I left, all the seats outside were taken and there was a street musician serenading diners with a guitar. Bar Lobo is located at:
My favorite word is "Hola." It gives you access to strangers, and rolls off the tongue so easily. It is easier than saying "hi."