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La Plassohla, Ohla Barcelona

La Plassohla is a restaurant in the Ohla hotel on Via Laietana, Barcelona.  It is an unforgettable restaurant with an unusual name and pictures of creatures that are neither beasts nor fowl decorating the premises and its publications. It was certainly a convenient restaurant to have lunch and recharge after visiting the nearby Cathedral Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic), the Barcelona Cathedral and Palau de la Música Catalana.

Barcelona Cathedral

La Plassohla has a calm, cool ambience which was what we needed on a sunny day in Spain.  We were there at around noon, which is early for lunch by Spanish standards, and so had the place almost all to ourselves.

La Plassohla Menu

Here are pictures of the La Plassohla menu and part of the wine list.   We made a selection from the food menu and had some wines by the glass.

The quirky illustrations of half-sheep half-fish, half-pig, half-fish, half-grapes half-fish etc, suggests that seafood seems to be the common denominator in their cuisine.


As starters, we had some calamari croquettes (6€) and Suke Salmon (7.5€).  The latter It was a roll formed by pieces of raw salmon that had been marinated. Together with the vegetable embellishments, it was a light and fresh appetiser.

The grilled octopus with black hummus (12.5€) was the best dish of the day. The octopus was perfectly cooked – not tough nor undercooked.  Having the hummus as a form of dipping sauce added an extra dimension to the taste.

Our final dish for lunch was 62° egg with mushrooms (10€).  The creamy yolk and the earthy taste of mushrooms was a successful combination.   The total cost of our light lunch for two was 50 € (including wine, bread and Vichy mineral water), which we thought was very reasonable for such a pleasant lunch.


Food: 5

Service: 4

Value: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Overall Rating: 5 TOPs 5 Tops


La Plassohla, Ohla Barcelona

Via Laietana, 49

08003 Barcelona – Spain
Telephone: (+34) 933 41 50 50


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