The Catalan capital has plenty of quality restaurants and cozy cafes. Here we've got a selection of the most interesting restaurants in Barcelona.
Calle Balboa, 16
This place is not really popular among the locals and it is a real surprise. The food is absolutely fantastic. Do you want a little toast with goat cheese, confit of onions and crispy Parma ham? What about deep-fried asparagus in Japanese style with almond and paprika sauce? Everything served here is stylish, fresh and affordable. It is also easy to get a place under the sun on their beautiful outdoor terrace.
Rambla Catalunya, 33
If you are looking for traditional Spanish dishes such as tapas and paella - this nice restaurant is the right place. The interior has a Spanish spirit, however the overall design has modern features and is trendier in comparison to many other places in the same price range. Best of all is their sangria, served in all sorts of different varieties and colors.
Calle Torrijos, 47
Mexican food is so much more than tacos, ostdipp and guacamole. Mexican restaurant Cantina Machito in Gracia will give you an idea about the real nature of Mexican cuisine. The menu features many delights of the genuine traditional Mexican cuisine. And you never 've seen such an interior! With the artist Frida Kahlo as a model they have created a restaurant that resembles her house in Mexico City. A lot of color on the walls, a warm omboende feel and photographs of Frida on the walls.
Carrer de Elizabeth, 9
Dos Palillos looks like a bar taken directly from Saigon and feels not so fancy in terms of interior. However, this Asian-inspired tapas restaurant is run actually by the former chef of El Bulli and got a Michelin star. The tasting menu in the evening served in the bar right in front of you. During lunch time you can get an equally good, however less expensive food.
Cuines Santa Caterina
Avenida de Francesc Cambó, 16
Nearby Barcelona Cathedral in Santa Caterina market wavy roof, you will find this excellent tapas bar filled with Mediterranean and Asian spirit. The menu is like a bingo card, which you should fill in. A good place for those who are eager to take a chance and try something new.
La Cova Fumada
Carrer de Baulard, 56
The old lady in the open kitchen shouts at his son behind the bar. The son shouts back. A dishwasher loses its full glass in the sink. People try to squeeze into the narrow space. Octopus, black pudding and freshly caught shrimp sizzles in the frying pan. Here you can order the "La Bomba", a sort of Catalonian potato cake with minced meat inside, served with aioli and chilli sauce.
Fabra I Puig, 296 |
If you want to know how a real Spanish tapas bar looks then you should go here. This is our favorite place in Barcelona. You will probably have to wait a bit to get a table, but it is absolutely worth it. The atmosphere is pleasant, the service friendly and the food is awesome. The level of prices is reasonable.
Carrer Girona, 162 |
This small tapas restaurant has its own cozy sound. It buzzes a bit like a beehive inside and you will be blown away by all movement, good smells and local dishes. If you like seafood - order their grilled shrimp or marinated mussels. You will not regret it, we promise!
Major de Sarria, 49
It is impossible to visit Barcelona without tasting Patata Bravas - fried potatoes with garlic and paprika sauce. Mmm ... just wonderful experience! And this is the best place according to all Barcelona residents. Perfect for visits on Sundays.
La Pepita (sausage and beer)
Carrer de Corsega, 343
Luxury and modern tapas prepared with love and creativity. The venue is small and cozy with a great buzz. You can not make reservations, so come on time. By 21:00 there are plenty of people waiting in the bar.
Carrer de Montcada, 29
Wonderfully delicious tapas at reasonable prices. The hall is small and has only a couple of tables, so it may be worth to reservate the place beforehand. The chefs are perfectionists, they like to experiment and talk to the guests in between. They cook right in front of you! Enjoy the smell - garlic, bread and tomato! Their dessert "chocolate mousse with salt and olive oil" may be the tastiest on the planet Earth.
Flax & Kale
Carrer dels Tallers, 74 Metro: Universitat
This place will be a matter of interes to all charmed by the cozy atmosphere and healthy vegetarian menu. Here you can have breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and brunch on weekends. Their juices has something for everyone
Passeig Picasso, 32
In early 1900s a Japanese passenger boat "Kasatu Maru" reached Brazil. Japanese immigrants brought with them the ingredients, spices and old cookbook recipes from a strange & exotic culture that Brazilians had no idea about. Over 100 years later, the mix between the Japanese and Brazilian cuisine has become a bestseller. In the district of El Born in Barcelona you gonna find the restaurant Ikibana, where two Brazilian-Japanese sisters cook and give you an opportunity to enjoy this very special gastronomy.
Carrer de Torrijos, 26
It is not always easy to find kid-friendly cafes in Barcelona, however this American / Spanish brunch and coffee place in Gracia makes a difference. The breakfast menu is impressive and American pancakes with maple syrup and butter are amazing. The cafe is very cozy with a beautiful patio where you can sit and sip a frothy cappuccino under the parasol and just smell the flowers.
Calle Asturies 33
A cozy cafe with super cute staff, serving breakfast just we want it. I usually order a breakfast menu with a perfectly frothed cappuccino, yogurt with homemade granola and a boiled egg. All for a reasonable price.
Milk Bar & Bistro
Carrer de Gignas, 14
The typical Spanish breakfast consists of a cigarette and a strong cup of coffee. Not necessarily the best start of the day. Milk is the perfect brunch place if you are looking for a hearty breakfast. American blueberry pancakes and fruit with granola plus eggs is what really matters.