You will find the restaurant Mariscco Reial (previously Taxidermista) right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, in Plaza Real, in a "Renaissance" building dating back to 1850. It was once home to the Gran Café Español and later the Pedagogical Museum of Natural Sciences and taxidermy workshop, a place frequented by notable characters in the world art and culture such as Joan Miró, Ava Gardner, Mario Cabre, who dissected a bull's head whilst toasting Ava Gardner, and Salvador Dalí. This is where Dalí dissected a tiger, and bought ants for his paintings. He once commissioned the dissection of a rhino, perhaps as inspiration for his painting "Rhino dressed in Lace," 1956.
Respecting the original architecture, Mariscco Reial offers the option of eating in a large indoor space with high ceilings and eclectic decoration. A large open-air terrace is available, as well as another terrace below the porches of Plaza Reial, which is open all year round and offers a cosmopolitan ambience. Mariscco Reial welcomes its guests with a counter full of seafood and fresh fish from Spain. Fresh and top quality ingredients stand out in its Mediterranean cuisine. Their specialties include lobster risotto or crayfish risotto, cooked to perfection. The climatized wine cabinet allows you to choose from a wide selection of wines.
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