Heart is what differentiates normal and rational things from the extraordinary ones. You can feel it through subtle gestures, through the energy and the effort to achieve desires, through the enthusiasm for every new idea. In la Teixonera, a hilly neighborhood of Barcelona with incredible sights of the city, there’s a place where you can find a warm and Mediterranean atmosphere. White walls, blue sunny windows and cozy wooden furniture, Casa Fausto is a unique restaurant where people meet to enjoy excellent wines and seasonal fresh market cuisine. But what turns Casa Fausto into a superb restaurant is the passion and the zeal of Manuel García, the heart behind this lovely place. Come and visit him! He will welcome you with a cordial smile, he will tempt you with delicious appetizers, he will entertain you with his humor and he will surprise you with accuracy and attention to details.
Manuel came up with the idea to open Casa Fausto almost 2 years ago, during a gastronomic trip around Italy. He visited enchanting places like Florence and Pisa in Tuscany, Verona and Venice in Veneto, the Cinque Terre in Liguria, Bologna in Emilia-Romagna and the island of Sardinia. Throughout this experience he could discover authentic culinary secrets and once he came back, he felt ready to own his restaurant. He started looking for a place till one day he found an abandoned canteen with a sign saying ‘Casa Fausto’. He suddenly realized that was the place! He eventually discovered that was the ancient bus depot of the Vallcarca-Coll district and he decided to restore the old original sign. Nice, isn’t it?
Grilled Nebraska loin, fried cuttlefish, scallop croquettes, grilled Rovellons, mini squid hamburgers with onion marmalade and black squid ink bread, mini beef hamburgers stuffed with foie with dried tomatoes and tomato bread. These are just some of the delicacies you can taste at Casa Fausto. Every ingredient is fresh and refined, every combination is made to get unforgettable and luscious flavors.
Casa Fausto is definitely my favorite restaurant in town! If you come to Barcelona don’t miss the chance to try it, I strongly recommend it!