We just finished the tasting menu at Hoja Santa--what an amazing culinary adventure. We booked the table 2 months out (when reservations at Tickets were gone within hours of opening up the date). I'm really happy we went with Hoja Santa where they use ingredients from traditional Mexican cuisine in new and exciting ways via modern gastronomy. We requested a table near the kitchen and were pleased to see our request was accepted. Watching the kitchen staff skillfully create each dish added to the experience The tasting menu was so fun! This was a 3 hour meal so be sure to leave yourself some extra time. At the end, we were comfortably full, wowed by the flavors on each dish and so glad we took the plunge Be sure to try the cocktails as well. Very unique takes on old favorites like the margarita.
Really enjoyed a recent lunch at Hoja Santa. As we were out later that evening (to Spoonik for those interested) we did not wish to engage in too large a lunch so we did not opt for the tasting menu although I would return to do so. Instead we ordered about 10 plates from the menu and each one had a unique twist or flavour to it, all with a slight twist on a traditional Mexican cuisine - in fact the food was so good we re-ordered a couple of items and had dessert which was not initially intended. We were served by a chap called Javier and he was, like all the staff we met there, excellent and helpful and despite the high quality of the food the overall feel to the restaurant was relaxed and not stuffy as can be the case with top restaurants. I would thoroughly recommend.
We went there aware that it would be Mexican food with a slight twist. With every plate that came, a pleasant surprise and explosion of flavor made the dinner unforgettable. Although there are many other Spanish foods to try when in Barcelona, if you really have the time, go to Hoja Santa!