Yes, Las Ramblas can be tourist hell. But not everything here is yellow paella and sangria in mugs.

There are no touts on the street tempting you up the stairs in the Centro Galego to Louro, which is the first good sign. The specialty here is Galician fare, in case the locale wasn’t enough of a hint.

The kitchen turns out some dishes of varying sophistication. The crispy (deep fried) octopus with turnip green foam is unlike anything else we’ve tried in Barcelona, though the much more straightforward lobster rice appears to be a crowd-pleaser too.

It’s a relatively limited menu, but I’ll definitely be back.

Open: Wed – Fri 7:00pm – 11:30pm; Sat & Sun 1:00pm – 3:30pm and 7:00pm – 11:30pm

Tel: 937 308 280