I'm still, believe it or not, slowly working through all the photos I captured during my summer vacation to Barcelona, and seeing as my last restaurant review went down surprisingly well (if you haven't already, you can read that here) I thought 'why not do another?' If you'll excuse my granny-like language, Makamaka is one of the most hip and happening eateries in Barcelona, situated right next to both the harbour and Barceloneta beach, and always packed to the brim and buzzing like a hive of bees every night. There's large queues on an evening (despite the best efforts of their efficient and lively staff) so after walking past and being disappointed several times, we sensibly chose to visit on a weekday lunchtime instead, managing to nab a spacious three tables between the five of us!
Food wise, they specialise in quirky yet delicious homemade burger and salad recipes made from the best local ingredients, and an amazing selection of smoothies and cocktails. On the two occasions we visited I had a banana republic smoothie, the Jamaican Holiday burger (chicken with mango? Yup, it totally works) with a ridiculously generous-sized bucket of garlic and Parmesan fries, and a California cheesecake consisting of cinnamon cookie crumble, creamy cheese and fresh mango in a jar (very Pinterest-worthy yet devoured so quickly I forgot to take a picture) all of which I wholeheartedly recommend and will order time and time again! Despite its popularity, the atmosphere is still undeniably cool and relaxed with simplistic pastel decor, deck chairs and candles in bottles, Hawaiian music and a fairy light canopy... perfect for kicking back, watching the sunset and eating some of the best food in the city.