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César Pastor’s

César Pastor's self-named restaurant began life as a fairly ordinary looking joint on a back street in the Raval called Colibrí. The food was excellent yet it never really seemed to attract the attention of other, better known places.

Then, all of sudden they upped sticks to the Eixample Esquerra, spent some money on upgrading the dining room – today the vision of elegance – and voilà: a star is born. Pastor has now put his own name above the door, while continuing to serve his trademark market-led cooking using lots of familiar, seasonal ingredients jazzed up with discreet fusion, such as the filet de bacalao on ginger-scented Santa Pau beans, and steak tartare.