The grandparents of owner Rosa Gil, Leopoldo, and Elvira, opened the doors of this restaurant in 1936. Rosa remembers, “not to create a framework to satisfy the gourmet desires of the Catalan bourgeoisie, but to mitigate the harsh moments of the precarious economy of the time, doing the only thing they knew how to do: serve good food.” At the time, this neighborhood was not the Bohemian downtown Barcelona that it is today, but instead a melting pot of struggling immigrants. Over the years, this restaurant gained momentum for their fresh and quality ingredients and recipes as many famous writers, journalists, businessmen etc. called this a regular spot. As it grew in popularity, the recipes retained the highest quality and today, Casa Leopoldo still offers a traditional Bilbao menu and traditional and delicious recipes.
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